2017

16. november 2017
Skillsnet e-bulletin: November 2017

How can VET, skills and qualifications play a role in the EU refugee crisis?

The SKILLSNET e-bulletin November 2017 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.

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15. november 2017
New European handbook on learning outcomes

Cedefop has just published a European handbook on defining, writing and applying learning outcomes, addressed to individuals and institu

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13. november 2017
National qualifications frameworks make a difference

National qualifications frameworks (NQFs) make a difference to people's lives but more research is needed to measure their impact, according to some of the conclusions of the peer learning conferen

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6. november 2017
#CedefopPhotoAward 2017 winning stories exhibited in Thessaloniki

An exhibition of the winning and runner-up photo stories of this year’s #CedefopPhotoAward competition opened at the Thessaloniki Cinema Museum on 3 November.

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31. oktober 2017
The future of VET is now

The 26th annual international conference of the European Forum for Vocational Education and Training (EfVET), which was held in Thessaloniki from 25 to 28 October, focused on ‘aligning work and edu

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24. oktober 2017
Erasmus+ project results platform – gateway to inspiring VET projects

Great ideas funded under the Erasmus+ and its predecessor programmes in the field of education, training, youth and sport can now be found in the Erasmus+ project results platfo

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24. oktober 2017
Spain: promoting digital skills for young people

Red.es has launched a call for proposals to develop training programmes oriented to the digital industry and aimed at young people enrolled in

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24. oktober 2017
Spain: common digital competence framework for teachers

A common framework of digital competence for teachers has been published by the Mi

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24. oktober 2017
Cedefop at Greek conference on European agenda for adult learning

On Monday 16 October 2017 the General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning & Youth of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, organised a conference on “The European agenda for

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23. oktober 2017
Promoting skills and careers without borders – WorldSkills conference

The 2017 WorldSkills competition took place in Abu Dhabi (15 to 19 October) with 59 national teams competing in 51 skills areas, spanning from

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20. oktober 2017
Finland: large rise in foreign-language students in vocational education

In recent years, the number of foreign-language students in vocational education whose mother tongue is other than Finnish, Swedish or Sámi has increased considerably.

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20. oktober 2017
Finland: VET still popular despite slight decrease in applicants

All applicants for secondary education (ISCED 3) in Finland use a joint application system.

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19. oktober 2017
Malta: sector skills units helping meet labour market challenges

A system of assessment, recognition and validation of informal and non-formal learning has been developed in Malta.

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18. oktober 2017
Ireland: making apprenticeships career plan ‘A’

An ambitious plan from further education and training agency SOLAS aims to change negative views of apprenticeships by making them first choice - career plan ‘A’ - for people from all backgrounds a

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18. oktober 2017
Cyprus: adoption of the first National youth strategy

The National youth strategy (NYS) of Cyprus 2017-22 was prepared by the Youth Board of Cyprus and adopted by the Council of Ministers on 18 May 2017.

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18. oktober 2017
Cyprus: accreditation and upgrading of the post-secondary institutes of vocational education and training

The post-secondary institutes of vocational education and training (PSIVET) were accredited in April 2017 by the Quality Assurance and Certification Agency for Higher Education as public schools of

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13. oktober 2017
Connecting people and jobs – a strong Cedefop presence at the ESCO conference

Stakeholders discussed at a conference organised by the European Commission in Brussels (9 and 10 October) how the European classification of Skills, Competences, Occupations and Qualifications (ES

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13. oktober 2017
Here is what Europeans think of vocational education and training!

Cedefop has published the report of its first European opinion survey on vocational education and training (VET).

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12. oktober 2017
The future of VET is bright

At the meeting of Directors General for Vocational Education and Training (VET) in the framework of the Estonian EU Presidency, in Tallinn on 9 and 10 October, Cedefop Director James Calleja argued

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6. oktober 2017
Europass passes 100 million CV milestone!

Between February 2005 and July 2017, 100 million Europass CVs were created online and 60 million CV templates downloaded, according

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