CEDEFOP informations

Europe supports careers, not just jobs

21. 6. 2018
Guidance and career development experts from all EU and accession countries, Cedefop experts and European Commission representatives engaged in the 2nd CareersNet meeting on 7 and 8 June in Thessa

Skills anticipation methods and practices discussed at Cedefop policy learning forum

19. 6. 2018
Cedefop’s policy learning forum on skills anticipation gathered over 60 national stakeholders from countries participating in the agency’s country support programme and other experts in Thessalonik

A European festival for validation!

19. 6. 2018
The European Commission, with Cedefop’s support, organised a festival on the validation of non-formal and informal learning, on 14 and 15 June in Brussels, bringing together around 300 practitioner

Slovakia: social enterprises to fight long-term unemployment

15. 6. 2018
New Act on social economy and social enterprises offers a solid legislative framework to address long-term un

Poland: sectoral seminars on VET

15. 6. 2018
The Centre for Education Development is carrying out the

Poland: developing the Integrated skills strategy

15. 6. 2018
The Ministry of National Education is preparing the Integrated skills strategy (

Ireland: 2018 Generation apprenticeship competition

15. 6. 2018
A key part of Ireland’s National skills strategy and action plans for education is the expansion of the apprenticeship system, with the aim to increase substantially the number of new apprentices b

France: Production schools - innovative training for NEETs

14. 6. 2018
Production schools offer training that leads to a vocational qualification for young people who have dropped out of education.

Technology impacts future job trends

8. 6. 2018
Europe’s labour force is projected to remain at a similar level in the period up to 2030 while moderate job growth will likely curb unemployment, according to Cedefop’s skills forecast, released on

Norway: new records in apprenticeships

6. 6. 2018
According to figures from the Directorate of Education and Training, 20 800 vocational students received apprenticeship training in companies in 2017.

Italy: national plan for education and training quality approved

5. 6. 2018
On December 21 2017 the quality assurance framework, which is the national plan for education and training quality, was approved by the board of the Italian EQAVET reference point, in the conferenc

Croatia: international recognition for digitalisation of schools

5. 6. 2018
Croatian e-Schools project receives prestigious UNESCO award for initiatives introducing ICT in education in 2017 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) listed the Croatian e-Schools project among the top 12 introducing ICT in education in the world in 2017, in a competit

Czech Republic: master craftsman exam pilot

5. 6. 2018
A pilot project Mistrovská zkouška (master craftsman examination) was launched by the National Institute for Education in November 2017 and will continue until 2021.

Cedefop presents a European database on apprenticeship schemes

5. 6. 2018
Cedefop’s European database on apprenticeship schemes is an online tool that cont

Skillsnet e-bulletin: May 2018

4. 6. 2018
Jobs and skills: an online match The SKILLSNET e-bulletin May 2018 Issue has just been send to Skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.

Mara Brugia appointed Cedefop Acting Director

4. 6. 2018
Following the resignation of Cedefop Director James Calleja, Deputy Director Mara Brugia has been appointed Acting Director by Cedefop’s Governing Board.

Mara Brugia appointed Cedefop Acting Director

31. 5. 2018
Following the resignation of Cedefop Director James Calleja, Deputy Director Mara Brugia has been appointed Acting Director by Cedefop’s Governing Board.

Budapest and Madrid host ReferNet partnership forums

29. 5. 2018
In May, the National Office of Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning (Novetal), Cedefop’s Hungarian ReferNet partner, and the State Foundation for Training in Employment (Fundae), Ce

Explore VET opinion survey’s findings through data visualisations!

29. 5. 2018
Cedefop’s first European opinion survey on vocational education and training (VET) provides unprecedented access to citizens’ opinions on awareness, attractiveness, experience and effectiveness of