5. Newsletters/Magazines CEDEFOP - Centre européen pour le développement de la formation professionnelle PMB Version v5.19 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 19:05:18 +0200 10000 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/sites/all/themes/cedefop_theme/images/logos/logo_fr.png Skillsnet e-bulletin: May 2018 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 17:44:15 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/skillsnet-e-bulletin-may-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. 'Skillset and match' May issue is out! Wed, 23 May 2018 13:49:57 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/skillset-and-match-may-issue-out-1 The May 2018 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download. Cedefop newsletter No 80 - May 2018 Wed, 23 May 2018 09:05:06 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/newsletters/cedefop-newsletter-no-80-may-2018 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/skillsforecast_headline.jpg" width="901" height="601" alt="" /> ISSN number:&nbsp; 1831-5259 Main story:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/skillsforecast_headline.jpg?itok=95pUwfdW" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Cedefop to launch new skills forecast in Brussels Cedefop will present its new European skills forecast up to 2030 at a high-level event on 8 June in Brussels. </td> </tr> </table> News from Cedefop:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/mara_brugia_-_resized_for_headline.jpg?itok=0hYuHFIA" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Mara Brugia appointed Cedefop Acting Director Following the resignation of Cedefop Director James Calleja, Deputy Director Mara Brugia has been appointed Acting Director by Cedefop's Governing Board. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/skills-anticipation_web_banner_clean2.jpg?itok=iTVfxznD" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Methods and practices to anticipate skills to be discussed at Cedefop forum Cedefop is organising a policy learning forum (PLF) on skills anticipation methods and practices on 14 and 15 June in Thessaloniki. The forum is a key output of Cedefop's ongoing programme on assisting EU countries in skills matching. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/opinon_survey_2.jpg?itok=10IT4iUc" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Explore VET opinion survey's findings through data visualisations! 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 VET in the European Union (EU). To showcase the findings, Cedefop has developed data visualisations online. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/photoaward_head.jpg?itok=fI76mxM8" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Take part in #CedefopPhotoAward 2018 to win great prizes! Vocational education and training (VET) learners in the European Union, Norway and Iceland are invited to take part in #CedefopPhotoAward 2018. The award is an initiative endorsed by the European Commission, aiming to showcase VET excellence. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/magazine_photo_2.jpg?itok=L4bLMP5j" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> 'Skillset and match' May issue is out! The May 2018 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/refernet_pafos_2018_2.jpg?itok=JChTPm44" width="220" height="148" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Budapest and Madrid host ReferNet partnership forums 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), Cedefop's Spanish ReferNet partner, welcomed ReferNet colleagues and members to partnership forums jointly organised with Cedefop. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/dsc_0033a.jpg?itok=PvpVsgUj" width="220" height="146" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Cedefop expertise for Polish skills forecasting tool Two members of the Polish Institute of Labour and Social Affairs visited Cedefop on 3 May for an exchange of ideas and knowledge on a national tool for forecasting skills needs and supply in the Polish labour market. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_8121_en.jpg?itok=C-kDRDfE" width="156" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Spotlight on VET Lithuania A concise guide to Lithuania's vocational education and training (VET) system looks at the latest developments. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_8123_en.jpg?itok=mrQKLyIm" width="157" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Spotlight on VET Italy Vocational education and training (VET) in Italy is characterised by multilevel governance with broad involvement of national, regional and local stakeholders. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_8125_en.jpg?itok=cJpumHZ9" width="158" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Spotlight on VET Poland Vocational education and training (VET) in Poland has three governance levels: national (ministries), regional (school superintendents, mainly in pedagogical supervision) and county (governing schools). </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_8122_en.jpg?itok=4Rymnqok" width="156" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Spotlight on VET Slovenia Formal vocational education and training (VET) in Slovenia starts at upper secondary level and is provided mainly by public schools. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_8124_en.jpg?itok=jXX7GcJm" width="155" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Spotlight on VET Greece Vocational education and training (VET) in Greece is strongly State-regulated and, until recently, mostly offered through a school-based approach. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_8126_en.jpg?itok=4F1qg2Ht" width="156" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Spotlight on VET Hungary The Hungarian education system has undergone substantial transformation since the 1990s. Since 2013, governance of schools has been centralised and vocational education and training (VET) was reformed in 2015 to offer quality training in accordance with changing labour market needs. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/opinion_survey1.jpg?itok=qZqvVnVV" width="220" height="123" alt="Cedefop experts on opinion survey" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> What do EU citizens think about vocational education and training? In 2016 Cedefop launched its first ever opinion survey aimed at investigating European citizens' opinions on vocational education and training (VET). A total of 35 646 interviews were conducted among the citizens of the Member States. The survey provides unprecedented data on European's opinions on awareness, attractiveness and effectiveness of vocational education and training in Europe. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/euagencies3.jpg?itok=-KmWr8Iw" width="220" height="156" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> EU Agencies network 2018 How EU agencies are working for you </td> </tr> </table> Agenda:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/skills-forecast-web-banner-210x70_0.jpg?itok=CQIeG3Eo" width="220" height="73" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Skills supply and demand forecasts - refining the level of detail 07/06/2018 at 09:00 to at 18:00 Workshop Brussels Belgium Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/careersnet_event_page.jpg?itok=jJepF-Sw" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> 2nd CareersNet meeting 07/06/2018 at 09:00 to 08/06/2018 at 14:00 Event Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/skillsforecast_webbanner_to_be_used.jpg?itok=QxXr-iyj" width="220" height="144" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Future jobs - current challenges 08/06/2018 at 09:30 to at 12:30 Event Brussels Belgium Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/plf_skills_anticipation_banner_1.jpg?itok=bHX-4NC-" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Skills anticipation methods and practices 14/06/2018 at 09:00 to 15/06/2018 at 18:00 Workshop Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/save_the_date_defining_and_writing_lo.jpg?itok=XeHM3OLP" width="220" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> 3rd policy learning forum on defining, writing and using learning outcomes 21/06/2018 at 09:30 to 22/06/2018 at 13:00 Event Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> Working with us:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Assistant Human Resources Cedefop/2018/02/CA - Assistant Human Resources Reference:&nbsp; Cedefop/2018/02/CA Closing date:&nbsp; 06/06/2018 </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Provision of Travel Agency Services Reference:&nbsp; AO/DRS/JK/TravelAgencyServices/002/18 Closing date:&nbsp; 18/06/2018 </td> </tr> </table> Stay connected to Cedefop via social media:&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopFacebook22.png?fdfdfdf" style="width: 22px; height: 22px;" />  <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopTwitter22.png?hghghg" style="width: 22px; height: 22px;" />  <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/youtube_smallicon.png?fdfdfdf" />  News from the Member States:&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/national_news_on_VET_copy.png?sssd" /> Items submitted by ReferNet, Cedefop's European network for VET Published by Cedefop Editorial responsibility: Department for Communication News from Cedefop: Press Service Working with us: Human Resources and Procurement Technical support: Web management service Copyright © European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2018 All rights reservedAbout CedefopDisclaimer / Copyrights Newsletter version:&nbsp; New Skillset and match (Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work) May 2018 issue 13 Mon, 21 May 2018 15:03:48 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/publications-and-resources/publications/9129 The May 2018 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download. ECVET Magazine no 31 - April 2018 Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:37:42 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/ecvet-magazine-no-31-april-2018 Keep abreast of latest developments on ECVET, learn about creating ECVET units of learning outcomes, using the principles of ECVET and EQF, assessment of prior learning. Cedefop newsletter No 79 - April 2018 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:00:26 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/newsletters/cedefop-newsletter-no-79-april-2018 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/img_3653b.jpg" width="900" height="600" alt="" /> ISSN number:&nbsp; 1831-5259 Main story:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/img_3653b.jpg?itok=WE-Ay1GR" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> DGVT meeting and EU presidency conference in Sofia The spring semester of 2018 marks Bulgaria's first Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Presidency priorities for vocational education and training include progress on the New skills agenda and on aspects of the European pillar of social rights, such as quality and inclusive education, training and lifelong learning. On 23-25 April Cedefop participated in the meeting of Directors-General for vocational education and training (DGVT), and a subsequent high-level Presidency conference on VET. </td> </tr> </table> News from Cedefop:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/2018_cedefopphotoaward_headline.jpg?itok=7M_knchx" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> #CedefopPhotoAward is back for a third year! Groups of vocational education and training (VET) learners in the European Union, Norway and Iceland are invited to share their VET experience through a photo story for a chance to win a trip to the European vocational skills week in Vienna or the Thessaloniki International Film Festival in November 2018. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cedefopphotoaward18.jpg?itok=dq41T8-e" width="220" height="124" alt="#CedefopPhotoAward18" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> #CedefopPhotoAward 2018: Teaser video Students and past winners invite learners in vocational education and training to form teams and participate in the 2018 competition. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/headline_future_of_vet.jpg?itok=e58lZZfd" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Join the survey: vocational education and training 2035 Cedefop has launched an online survey as part of the project Changing nature and role of vocational education and training (VET) in Europe. The project aims to improve our understanding of how VET is changing in the European Union countries (including Norway and Iceland) and to support the European Commission in setting objectives for post-2020 European cooperation in VET. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/statistical_indicators_headline_photo2.jpg?itok=dsBeppud" width="220" height="146" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Updated VET statistics available on Cedefop website Cedefop has updated its VET Statistical overviews, a valuable tool to help policy makers better understand and assess VET developments in each country. VET statistical overviews bring together a selection of key data on VET, adult learning and skills from different sources. The selection is based on the indicators' policy relevance and their importance in achieving the Europe 2020 objectives. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_9128_en.jpg?itok=PwKL_wBz" width="153" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Briefing note - Reaching out to 'invisible' young people and adults Low qualifications, disengagement from education and training and long-term unemployment are interconnected phenomena and tend to cumulate throughout a person's life. To prevent and combat the marginalisation of both young people and adults, national authorities across Europe have been developing measures to reach out to people in need. However, the nature and the extent of these services vary considerably from one country to another. Cedefop's latest briefing note gives an overview of the situation. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_4158_en.jpg?itok=gU-uDqqo" width="220" height="213" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Think European Act local Cedefop's new brochure "Think European act local" outlines the agency's mission and activities in a concise and attractive way. The reader gets a picture of Cedefop's main strands of work, its history and the European policy context in which it operates. There is a wealth of links to further reading and information services. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_8120_en.jpg?itok=M1dhxLAk" width="152" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Spotlight on VET Bulgaria This short brochures give a concise and overview of the state of play of Bulgaria's education and training system, its distinctive features, the particular challenges the country faces and the policy responses it has been developing. A chart showing the VET system's structure and figures on student enrolment, early leaving and employment rates of young graduates complete the picture. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_4161_en.jpg?itok=FtxKoEaT" width="154" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Vocational education and training in Bulgaria This short description helps improve understanding of vocational education and training (VET) in Bulgaria. It covers the main features, highlighting policy developments and current challenges. </td> </tr> </table> Agenda:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/skills11.png?itok=cL7-SSCy" width="220" height="52" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Skills supply and demand forecasts - refining the level of detail 07/06/2018 at 09:00 to at 18:00 Workshop Brussels Belgium Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> CareersNet meeting 07/06/2018 at 09:00 to 08/06/2018 at 17:00 Event Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/skillsforecast_webbanner_v3.jpg?itok=39ANVX8w" width="220" height="143" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Future jobs - current challenges 08/06/2018 at 09:30 to at 12:30 Event Brussels Belgium Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Skills anticipation methods and practices 14/06/2018 at 09:00 to 15/06/2018 at 18:00 Workshop Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/save_the_date_defining_and_writing_lo.jpg?itok=XeHM3OLP" width="220" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> 3rd policy learning forum on defining and writing learning outcomes for VET qualifications 21/06/2018 at 09:30 to 22/06/2018 at 13:00 Event Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> Working with us:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Vacancy notice for the position of Cedefop Director Cedefop/2018/01/AD - Director Reference:&nbsp; Cedefop/2018/01/AD Closing date:&nbsp; 08/05/2018 </td> </tr> </table> Stay connected to Cedefop via social media:&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopFacebook22.png?fdfdfdf" style="width: 22px; height: 22px;" />  <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopTwitter22.png?hghghg" style="width: 22px; height: 22px;" />  <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/youtube_smallicon.png?fdfdfdf" />  News from the Member States:&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/national_news_on_VET_copy.png?sssd" /> Items submitted by ReferNet, Cedefop's European network for VET Published by Cedefop Editorial responsibility: Department for Communication News from Cedefop: Press Service Working with us: Human Resources and Procurement Technical support: Web management service Copyright © European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2018 All rights reservedAbout CedefopDisclaimer / Copyrights Newsletter version:&nbsp; New Skillsnet e-bulletin: April 2018 Mon, 09 Apr 2018 21:45:41 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/skillsnet-e-bulletin-april-2018 Cedefop 2018 Skills forecast launch event: Future jobs - current challenges The SKILLSNET e-bulletin April 2018 Issue has just been send to Skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format. Skillsnet e-bulletin: March 2018 Thu, 29 Mar 2018 14:07:13 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/skillsnet-e-bulletin-march-2018 New online LMI toolkit for guidance practitioners by Cedefop The SKILLSNET e-bulletin March 2018 Issue has just been send to Skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format. Cedefop newsletter No 78 - March 2018 Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:24:40 +0100 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/newsletters/cedefop-newsletter-no-78-march-2018 Cedefop newsletter No 77 - February 2018 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:12:08 +0100 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/newsletters/cedefop-newsletter-no-77-february-2018 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/2018_jca_at_ep.jpg" width="1000" height="600" alt="" /> ISSN number:&nbsp; 1831-5259 Main story:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/2018_jca_at_ep.jpg?itok=T-RVDdvg" width="220" height="132" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Efficiency gains and sharing resources crucial for Cedefop's core business Cedefop Director James Calleja presented the achievements and future work of the agency in an exchange of views at the European Parliament in Brussels with the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and the directors of the European Training Foundation, EU-OSHA and Eurofound on 21 February. </td> </tr> </table> News from Cedefop:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/img_3697_edited.jpg?itok=sMQIQnrT" width="220" height="146" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Cedefop Director presents 2018 work programme at EESC At a meeting of the Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels on 25 January, Cedefop Director James Calleja outlined the priorities of the 2018 work programme and gave a review of the previous year. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/_tk_3911_2_resized.jpg?itok=ZQ6Q5Iy-" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> European Parliament delegation visits Cedefop MEPs Anne Sander, Siôn Simon and Emilian Pavel, members of the European Parliament's Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL), visited Cedefop on 12 and 13 February and had a fruitful exchange of views with management and staff. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/20180208_closing_046_resized.jpg?itok=vSMa_2aX" width="220" height="147" alt="" title="Cedefop Director James Calleja (right) and EESC&#039;s Pavel Trantina at the upskilling pathways policy learning forum in Brussels" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Upskilling pathways discussed at joint Cedefop-EESC policy learning forum Cedefop and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) jointly organised a policy learning forum (PLF) on 'Upskilling pathways: a vision for the future' in Brussels on 7 and 8 February. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/futureofvetedited.jpg?itok=nmSmhIrb" width="220" height="146" alt="" title="Left to right: European Commission&#039;s Jan Varchola and Cedefop&#039;s Jens Bjřrnĺvold, Loukas Zahilas and Anastasia Pouliou" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> VET in the 21st century Future trends and priorities Cedefop's workshop on vocational education and training (VET) in the 21st century future trends and priorities took place on 20 and 21 February in Thessaloniki. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_4160_en.jpg?itok=LhpTYZh9" width="155" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Apprenticeship review: Greece This publication is the final report of the thematic country review of apprenticeships (TCR) in Greece. The review took place between October 2015 and March 2017 at the request of the Greek Ministry of Education and the Greek Ministry of Labour. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_5565_en.jpg?itok=0vWEuzHQ" width="156" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> National qualifications framework developments in European countries The sixth Cedefop national qualifications framework (NQF) monitoring report confirms that NQFs play a key role in the European qualifications framework (EQF) implementation and in improving transparency and comparability of qualifications nationally and internationally. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_3075_en.jpg?itok=WBqbtuda" width="161" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Insights into skill shortages and skill mismatch Skill shortages and skill mismatch are major concerns for policy-makers. The report calls on policy-makers to adopt a different mindset for tackling skill mismatch, focused on sustainable activation, continuous learning, job-task reengineering and promotion of higher-end product market/managerial practices. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_9126_en.jpg?itok=Ys4hhDyJ" width="159" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Briefing note - Improving vocational education and training through data, analyses and exchanges The European Union's economic recovery has strengthened. But the economic downturn has accelerated long-term trends of globalisation and digitalisation that demand new skills. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/refernet_clip.jpg?itok=UpeyGc2b" width="220" height="124" alt="ReferNET messages" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Watch Cedefop ReferNet meeting participant interviews! ReferNet partners talk about the most important vocational education and training/labour market policy developments in their country and their partner countries at the ReferNet annual plenary meeting on 29 and 30 November 2017 in Thessaloniki </td> </tr> </table> Agenda:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/banner_learning_providers_event_page_01.jpg?itok=L_4F4epf" width="220" height="146" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> First annual meeting of the European community of learning providers 13/03/2018 at 14:00 to 14/03/2018 at 17:00 Event Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Real-time labour market information and skill requirements 20/03/2018 at 08:30 to 21/03/2018 at 17:00 Workshop Milan Italy Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> CareersNet meeting 07/06/2018 at 09:00 to 08/06/2018 at 17:00 Event Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Skills anticipation methods and practices 14/06/2018 at 09:00 to 15/06/2018 at 18:00 Workshop Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> 3rd policy learning forum on defining and writing learning outcomes for VET qualifications 21/06/2018 at 09:30 to 22/06/2018 at 13:00 Event Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> Stay connected to Cedefop via social media:&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopFacebook22.png?fdfdfdf" style="width: 22px; height: 22px;" />  <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopTwitter22.png?hghghg" style="width: 22px; height: 22px;" />  <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/YouTube_SmallIcon.png" />  News from the Member States:&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/national_news_on_VET_copy.png?sssd" /> Items submitted by ReferNet, Cedefop's European network for VET Published by Cedefop Editorial responsibility: Department for Communication News from Cedefop: Press Service Working with us: Human Resources and Procurement Technical support: Web management service Copyright © European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2018 All rights reservedAbout CedefopDisclaimer / Copyrights Newsletter version:&nbsp; New Skillsnet e-bulletin: February 2018 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:59:38 +0100 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/skillsnet-e-bulletin-february-2018 Big data and bigger job opportunities: From Sherlock Holmes to Data Science The SKILLSNET e-bulletin February 2018 Issue has just been send to Skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format. Skillsnet e-bulletin: January 2018 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:37:52 +0100 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/skillsnet-e-bulletin-january-2018 Understanding the online labour market in the EU The SKILLSNET e-bulletin January 2018 Issue has just been send to Skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format. 'Skillset and match' January issue is out! Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:53:37 +0100 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/skillset-and-match-january-issue-out-1 The January 2018 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download. Skillset and match (Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work) January 2018 issue 12 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:35:25 +0100 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/publications-and-resources/publications/9125 The January 2018 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download. Cedefop newsletter No 76 - January 2018 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:58:42 +0100 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/newsletters/cedefop-newsletter-no-76-january-2018 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/jca_coimbra_group_edited.jpg" width="900" height="602" alt="" /> ISSN number:&nbsp; 1831-5259 Main story:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/jca_coimbra_group_edited.jpg?itok=vtZFB0VD" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> VET: a means of social advancement towards excellence Cedefop Director James Calleja spoke about the developments in higher education and vocational education and training (VET) at European level at the first Coimbra Group high-level workshop on lifelong learning and employability in Brussels on 24 January. </td> </tr> </table> News from Cedefop:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/image1_edited.jpg?itok=QminLLRA" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Estonia skills governance review launched Cedefop launched a skills governance review in Estonia on 29 January. National stakeholders came together in Tallinn to learn about the project and discuss possible priorities it can address. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/bg_presidency_logo.jpg?itok=wKbCwTFj" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Skills for the future a priority of the Bulgarian EU Presidency A decade after its accession to the European Union (EU), Bulgaria took over the rotating EU Presidency for the first time on 1 January, and its programme focuses, among other priorities, on digital economy and skills for the future. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/eoppep_anastasia.jpg?itok=6i7g7lSx" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> NQF developments discussed in Athens Cedefop expert Anastasia Pouliou presented and discussed the latest EU developments of national qualifications frameworks (NQFs) at a peer learning activity organised by the Greek National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications &amp; Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP) in Athens on 20 December. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/time2create_4_cedefopphotoaward_0.jpg?itok=rHQQpuAX" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> 'Skillset and match' January issue is out! The January 2018 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_8117_en.jpg?itok=8WpQqq3g" width="157" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Spotlight on VET Norway Check out the new Spotlight on VET for a brief overview of Norway's vocational education and training system, its characteristics and challenges. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_4159_en.jpg?itok=OpHU2oMn" width="156" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Apprenticeship review: Italy This publication is the final report from the thematic country review of apprenticeships (TCR) in Italy. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_8118_en.jpg?itok=61tUq05u" width="159" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Cedefop opinion survey on vocational education and training in Europe Making vocational education and training (VET) more attractive and effective requires clear understanding of opinions. The Cedefop survey offers a wealth of information to help understand better citizens' views on VET. An accompanying report provides a first view of the survey results. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_2222_en.jpg?itok=eBcmJICs" width="156" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Global inventory of regional and national qualifications frameworks 2017 This two-volume publication gives an update on the national qualification frameworks around the world. It provides information on national and regional developments as well as selected themes. It  is the result of collaborative work between Cedefop, ETF, UNESCO and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_5563_en.jpg?itok=3b6mryrX" width="156" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> The changing nature and role of vocational education and training in Europe This research paper is the first in a series produced as part of the Cedefop project The changing nature and role of VET (2016-18). </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_4156_en.jpg?itok=2KGuqrXO" width="156" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Defining, writing and applying learning outcomes This Cedefop handbook is addressed to individuals and institutions actively involved in defining and writing learning outcomes in education and training. Its ambition is to act as a reference point for cooperation in this area. </td> </tr> </table> Agenda:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/plf_upskilling_pathways_web_image.jpg?itok=VjfPsi1a" width="220" height="132" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Policy learning forum on upskilling pathways: a vision for the future 07/02/2018 at 09:30 to 08/02/2018 at 13:30 Event Rue Belliard 99, 1040 - Brussels Belgium Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Co-organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> VET in the 21st century Future trends and priorities 20/02/2018 at 09:00 to 21/02/2018 at 13:00 Workshop Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Skills anticipation methods and practices 14/06/2018 at 09:00 to 15/06/2018 at 18:00 Workshop Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> Working with us:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Professional assistance with the pre-selection of a new Director for Cedefop Reference:&nbsp; NP/DRS/Pre-SelectionDirector/003/18 Closing date:&nbsp; 07/02/2018 </td> </tr> </table> Stay connected to Cedefop via social media:&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopFacebook22.png?fdfdfdf" style="width: 22px; height: 22px;" />  <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopTwitter22.png?hghghg" style="width: 22px; height: 22px;" />  <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/YouTube_SmallIcon.png" />  News from the Member States:&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/national_news_on_VET_copy.png?sssd" /> Items submitted by ReferNet, Cedefop's European network for VET Published by Cedefop Editorial responsibility: Department for Communication News from Cedefop: Press Service Working with us: Human Resources and Procurement Technical support: Web management service Copyright © European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2018 All rights reservedAbout CedefopDisclaimer / Copyrights Newsletter version:&nbsp; New ECVET Magazine No 27 - December 2016 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:35:06 +0100 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/ecvet-magazine-no-27-december-2016 Keep abreast of latest developments on ECVET, learn about creating ECVET units of learning outcomes, using the principles of ECVET and EQF, assessment of prior learning. ECVET Magazine no 29 - October 2017 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:24:30 +0100 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/ecvet-magazine-no-29-october-2017 Keep abreast of latest developments on ECVET, learn about creating ECVET units of learning outcomes, using the principles of ECVET and EQF, assessment of prior learning.     ECVET Magazine No 28 - June 2017 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:41:27 +0100 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/ecvet-magazine-no-28-june-2017 Keep abreast of latest developments on ECVET, learn about creating ECVET units of learning outcomes, using the principles of ECVET and EQF, assessment of prior learning. Skillsnet e-bulletin: December 2017 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:36:45 +0100 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/skillsnet-e-bulletin-december-2017-0 Season's Greetings with 4 essential 'skills' questions we helped to answer in 2017 The SKILLSNET e-bulletin December 2017 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format. Skillsnet e-bulletin: December 2017 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:36:31 +0100 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/skillsnet-e-bulletin-december-2017 Season's Greetings with 4 essential 'skills' questions we helped to answer in 2017 The SKILLSNET e-bulletin December 2017 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format. ECVET Magazine No 30 - December 2017 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 09:56:17 +0100 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/ecvet-magazine-no-30-december-2017 Keep abreast of latest developments on ECVET, learn about creating ECVET units of learning outcomes, using the principles of ECVET and EQF, assessment of prior learning. Cedefop newsletter No 75 Nov/Dec 2017 Focus on European vocational skills week Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:28:33 +0100 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/newsletters/cedefop-newsletter-no-75-novdec-2017-focus-european-vocational-skills Skillsnet e-bulletin: November 2017 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:48:03 +0100 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/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. Cedefop newsletter No 74 - October 2017 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:29:14 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/newsletters/cedefop-newsletter-no-74-october-2017 Skillsnet e-bulletin: October 2017 Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:44:40 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/skillsnet-e-bulletin-october-2017 Making labour market and skills intelligence policy relevant: How Cedefop supports countries The SKILLSNET e-bulletin October 2017 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format. Skillset and match (Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work) September 2017 issue 11 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:59:05 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/publications-and-resources/publications/9122 The September 2017 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download. 'Skillset and match' September issue is out! Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:33:13 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/skillset-and-match-september-issue-out-1 The September 2017 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download. Cedefop newsletter No 73 - September 2017 Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:55:56 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/newsletters/cedefop-newsletter-no-73-september-2017 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/2017photoaward_headline01.jpg" width="1875" height="1250" alt="" /> ISSN number:&nbsp; 1831-5259 Main story:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/2017photoaward_headline01.jpg?itok=jfc9V5wF" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> #CedefopPhotoAward 2017 winners announced Teams of vocational education and training (VET) learners from Lithuania and Ireland are the winners of this year's #CedefopPhotoAward competition. </td> </tr> </table> News from Cedefop:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/_mg_6435.jpg?itok=HfZKD4qV" width="220" height="146" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Apprenticeships discussed at Cedefop policy learning forum Stakeholders and national experts directly involved in Cedefop's thematic country reviews (TCRs) on apprenticeships took part in the first policy learning forum on apprenticeships on 7 and 8 September in Thessaloniki. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/hackathon1.jpg?itok=ZEIOmnPD" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> European big data hackathon follow up: from competition to cooperation Prototype improvement, ideas for cooperation and suggestions for future actions were the main points of the European big data hackathon (#euBDhack) follow up, jointly organised by Cedefop and Eurostat, in Thessaloniki on 18 and 19 September. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/vetweek_logo2_0.jpg?itok=XBMoqUyd" width="220" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> European vocational skills week: gearing up for more success in 2017 Following the resounding success of the first European vocational skills week in 2016, a second instalment will take place in Brussels and across Europe in 2017 (20 to 24 November). The week, organised by the European Commission, with Cedefop as one of the partners, aims to showcase vocational education and training's excellence. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/az_cedefop_oaed_2017_0002_0.jpg?itok=xKBvUp2i" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> 'Skillset and match' September issue is out! The September 2017 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_9123_en.jpg?itok=JRGMLvhV" width="156" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Briefing note - Looking back to look ahead As the current framework for cooperation in vocational education and training (VET) approaches its 2020 expiry, Cedefop is now looking further ahead to stimulate the debate on European VET cooperation until 2030. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_4157_en.jpg?itok=yM8OoAhU" width="159" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Apprenticeship review: Slovenia This publication is the final report of Cedefop's thematic country review of apprenticeship in Slovenia, conducted between June 2015 and March 2017 at the request of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_4155_en.jpg?itok=KO9z3_6a" width="157" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Vocational education and training in Estonia This short description contributes to better understanding of vocational education and training (VET) in Estonia by providing an insight into its main features and highlighting VET policy developments and current challenges. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_8111_en.jpg?itok=qJeCWkFJ" width="160" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Spotlight on VET United Kingdom This flyer provides a concise overview of the UK's vocational education and training system. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_8114_en.jpg?itok=TBi4Tb2R" width="159" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Spotlight on VET Estonia This flyer provides a concise overview of Estonia's vocational education and training system. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_8112_en.jpg?itok=b-U6_PQZ" width="162" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Spotlight on VET Luxembourg This flyer provides a concise overview of Luxembourg's vocational education and training system. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_8113_en.jpg?itok=KdsUnlV0" width="159" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Spotlight on VET Austria This flyer provides a concise overview of Austria's vocational education and training system. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_8116_en.jpg?itok=7cT_Qyon" width="160" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Spotlight on VET Germany This flyer provides a concise overview of Germany's vocational education and training system. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/john_p._martin.jpg?itok=u_vNioDI" width="220" height="124" alt="John P.Martin, UCD Institute for Public Policy" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Interview with John P. Martin, UCD Institute for Public Policy Policy learning forum on vocational training for the long-term unemployed: learning from inspiring practices, 15 and 16 June 2017, Thessaloniki </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/maria_karamesini.jpg?itok=TFMywk9p" width="220" height="123" alt="Maria Karamesini, OAED Director" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Interview with OAED Director Maria Karamesini Policy learning forum on vocational training for the long-term unemployed: learning from inspiring practices, 15 and 16 June 2017, Thessaloniki </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cedefop_experts.jpg?itok=IwzLvZK6" width="220" height="124" alt="Cedefop experts, Jasper van Loo, Stelina Chatzichristou, Konstantinos Pouliakas" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Interview with Cedefop experts Jasper van Loo, Stelina Chatzichristou and Konstantinos Pouliakas Policy learning forum on vocational training for the long-term unemployed: learning from inspiring practices, 15 and 16 June 2017, Thessaloniki </td> </tr> </table> Agenda:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Conference/peer learning activity on the impact of NQFs 09/11/2017 at 09:00 to 10/11/2017 at 13:00 Conference Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Co-organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Skill needs forecasting expert workshop 23/11/2017 at 09:00 to 24/11/2017 at 17:30 Workshop Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/2017_refernet_logo_the_european_network_of_expertise_on_vet.jpg?itok=T3iu1NRy" width="220" height="69" alt="ReferNet - The european network of expertise on VET - Cedefop" title="ReferNet - The european network of expertise on VET" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> ReferNet annual Plenary meeting 2017 29/11/2017 at 09:30 to 30/11/2017 at 14:30 Conference Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> Working with us:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Head of Department for Resources and Support (interagency) Interagency vacancy notice Reference:&nbsp; Cedefop/2016/03/AD_interagency Closing date:&nbsp; 21/10/2016 </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Head of Department for Resources and Support (external) External notice of vacancy Reference:&nbsp; Cedefop/2017/06/AD_external Closing date:&nbsp; 12/10/2017 </td> </tr> </table> Stay connected to Cedefop via social media:&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopFacebook22.png?fdfdfdf" style="width: 22px; height: 22px;" />  <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopTwitter22.png?hghghg" style="width: 22px; height: 22px;" />  <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/YouTube_SmallIcon.png" />  News from the Member States:&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/national_news_on_VET_copy.png?sssd" /> Items submitted by ReferNet, Cedefop's European network for VET Published by Cedefop Editorial responsibility: Department for Communication News from Cedefop: Press Service Working with us: Human Resources and Procurement Technical support: Web management service Copyright © European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2017 All rights reservedAbout CedefopDisclaimer / Copyrights Newsletter version:&nbsp; New Cedefop newsletter No 72 - July/August 2017 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:19:39 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/newsletters/cedefop-newsletter-no-72-julyaugust-2017 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/_tk_1970a.jpg" width="900" height="573" alt="" title="Left to right: Cedefop&#039;s Corinna Frey, Michalis Christidis, Ernesto Villalba and Pascaline Descy, Thodoris Zagorakis MEP, Cedefop Director James Calleja, Tomás Zdechovský MEP, Cedefop&#039;s Loukas Zahilas and Gerd-Oskar Bausewein" /> ISSN number:&nbsp; 1831-5259 Main story:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/_tk_1970a.jpg?itok=Z4c_faHe" width="220" height="140" alt="" title="Left to right: Cedefop&#039;s Corinna Frey, Michalis Christidis, Ernesto Villalba and Pascaline Descy, Thodoris Zagorakis MEP, Cedefop Director James Calleja, Tomás Zdechovský MEP, Cedefop&#039;s Loukas Zahilas and Gerd-Oskar Bausewein" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> MEPs Zdechovský and Zagorakis visit Cedefop MEPs Tomás Zdechovský and Thodoris Zagorakis visited Cedefop in Thessaloniki on 10 July and were briefed on the agency's work by Director James Calleja, heads of department and other staff. </td> </tr> </table> News from Cedefop:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/20170713_215659.jpg?itok=uva5QmGS" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> President Juncker in Thessaloniki award ceremony European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Faculty of Law of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki at a ceremony at Thessaloniki's Concert Hall on 14 July, in the presence of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and other distinguished guests. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/dsc_0640_resized.jpg?itok=4dWPjmya" width="220" height="147" alt="" title="L-R: German Consul General Walter Stechel, Cedefop Director James Calleja, German Ambassador to Greece Jens Plötner and Cedefop Head of Communication Gerd-Oskar Bausewein" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> German Ambassador to Greece visits Cedefop Ways of cooperating were discussed during German Ambassador to Greece Jens Plötner's visit to Cedefop on 1 August. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/bonn_1_resized.png?itok=Q_GRHCHN" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> VET researchers meet practitioners A first formal encounter between vocational education and training (VET) researchers and practitioners, organised jointly by UNESCO/UNEVOC and Cedefop, took place at the United Nations campus in Bonn on 18 July. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/dsc02537.jpg?itok=Mftnpolw" width="220" height="146" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Cedefop presents cooperation on qualifications frameworks at TVET conference Cedefop took part in a large-scale international conference on 'skills on the move: global trends, local resonances', organised by UNESCO, the People's Republic of China and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research on 4-6 July in Tangshan, China. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/oecd-0167_edited.jpg?itok=kAIlLjI9" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Real-time labour market information analysis presented at OECD Cedefop's analysis of real-time labour market information was presented by expert Alena Zukersteinova at a conference on adapting to changing skill needs organised by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris on 10 July. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/34752395181_b5765ee202_o.jpg?itok=zLY8THbP" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Equal opportunities for all among Estonian EU Presidency priorities Set up around the 'Unity through balance' motto, Estonia has assumed the six-month rotating Presidency of the European Union (EU) Council until the end of 2017. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_9121_en.jpg?itok=8V6Hq_S5" width="155" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Briefing note - People, machines, robots and skills Technological unemployment is a recurring theme, but joblessness in the digital age will depend on human, not artificial, intelligence. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_2220_en.jpg?itok=6cTs10DW" width="156" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Towards age-friendly work in Europe: a life-course perspective on work and ageing from EU Agencies The EU's population and workforce are ageing. This has implications for employment, working conditions, living standards and welfare. A new report shows how information from four agencies, including Cedefop, can support policy-making that is both complementary and greater than the sum of its parts. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_5560_en.jpg?itok=sR6FTWou" width="156" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Investing in skills pays off This Cedefop study seeks to provide a comprehensive and robust evidence base in relation to low-skilled adults in the European Union. It analyses trends in low skills among adults as well as characteristics, determinants and risks of being low skilled. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_4154_en_2.jpg?itok=7pdmeOqx" width="153" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Annual Report 2016 2016 was a year of new challenges for Cedefop. As the Agency gears up for changes in European vocational education and training (VET) policy it aims to support the European Union's ambition to transform the New skills agenda and the Council recommendation Upskilling pathways: new opportunities for adults into actions at Member State level. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cristian_aedo.jpg?itok=_zRkigaM" width="220" height="123" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Interview with Cristian Aedo, World Bank Policy learning forum: vocational education and training (VET) as a solution to leaving education early, 16 and 17 May, Thessaloniki </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/becci_newton.jpg?itok=wl0KIZJs" width="220" height="124" alt="Interview with Becci Newton" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Interview with Becci Newton, Institute for Employment Studies, United Kingdom Policy learning forum: vocational education and training (VET) as a solution to leaving education early, 16 and 17 May, Thessaloniki </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/plf_rena_psifidou.jpg?itok=8XIf94SY" width="220" height="123" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Interview with Cedefop expert Irene Psifidou Policy learning forum: vocational education and training (VET) as a solution to leaving education early, 16 and 17 May, Thessaloniki </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/plf_early_leaving_beck_gessel_szegedi.jpg?itok=waYtH44Z" width="220" height="123" alt="Interview with Beck_Gessel_Szegedi" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Interview with project representatives Sabine Beck, Dennis van Gessel and Estzer Szegedi Policy learning forum: vocational education and training (VET) as a solution to leaving education early, 16 and 17 May, Thessaloniki </td> </tr> </table> Agenda:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Cedefop policy learning forum (PLF) on apprenticeships 07/09/2017 at 09:30 to 08/09/2017 at 14:00 Conference Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Online recruitment in EU countries diffusion and use 13/09/2017 at 09:00 to 15/09/2017 at 17:30 Workshop Milan Italy Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/eubdhack_logo1.png?itok=UTMYaSMT" width="220" height="131" alt="" title="2017 European Big Data Hackathon" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> From prototype to production 18/09/2017 at 09:00 to 19/09/2017 at 17:30 Workshop Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Co-organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> 1st CareersNet meeting 26/09/2017 at 11:30 to at 15:00 Event Tallinn Estonia Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Co-organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Conference/peer learning activity on the impact of NQFs 09/11/2017 at 09:00 to 10/11/2017 at 13:00 Conference Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Co-organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Skill needs forecasting expert workshop 23/11/2017 at 09:00 to 24/11/2017 at 17:30 Workshop Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> Working with us:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Assistant Analysis of VET policies and systems Cedefop/2017/03/AST_interagency Reference:&nbsp; Cedefop/2017/03/AST_interagency Closing date:&nbsp; 30/08/2017 </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Assistant Analysis of VET policies and systems Cedefop/2017/03/AST_external Reference:&nbsp; Cedefop/2017/03/AST_external Closing date:&nbsp; 30/08/2017 </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Validation of non-formal and informal learning and career guidance Reference:&nbsp; AO/DLE/EVGAR-PMD/Validation&amp;Guidance/003/17 Closing date:&nbsp; 05/09/2017 </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> The potential of work-based learning in developing Upskilling Pathways for adults Reference:&nbsp; AO/DLE/LSALVA/WBLinUpskillingPathways/005/17 Closing date:&nbsp; 07/09/2017 </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Complementary pathways for adult refugees: the role of VET, skills and qualifications Reference:&nbsp; AO/DLE/RCDCR/adult refugees and VET/007/17 Closing date:&nbsp; 08/09/2017 </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> VET for labour market integration and social inclusion Reference:&nbsp; AO/DLE/IPS/VETforLM&amp;SI/008/17 Closing date:&nbsp; 14/09/2017 </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Comparing Vocational Education and Training Qualifications: towards a European Comparative Methodology Reference:&nbsp; AO/DSI/JB/Comparing_VET_Qualifications/010/17 Closing date:&nbsp; 15/09/2017 </td> </tr> </table> Stay connected to Cedefop via social media:&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopFacebook22.png?fdfdfdf" style="width: 22px; height: 22px;" />  <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopTwitter22.png?hghghg" style="width: 22px; height: 22px;" />  <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/YouTube_SmallIcon.png" />  News from the Member States:&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/national_news_on_VET_copy.png?sssd" /> Items submitted by ReferNet, Cedefop's European network for VET Published by Cedefop Editorial responsibility: Department for Communication News from Cedefop: Press Service Working with us: Human Resources and Procurement Technical support: Web management service Copyright © European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2017 All rights reservedAbout CedefopDisclaimer / Copyrights Newsletter version:&nbsp; New Cedefop newsletter No 71 - June 2017 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:23:05 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/newsletters/cedefop-newsletter-no-71-june-2017 Skillsnet e-bulletin: March 2016 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:20:21 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/skillsnet-e-bulletin-march-2016 Skills Panorama introduced a new section on 'Matching skills and jobs' The SKILLSNET e-bulletin March 2016 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format. Skillsnet e-bulletin: April 2016 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:57:44 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/skillsnet-e-bulletin-april-2016 Unravelling the Mystery of Skills The SKILLSNET e-bulletin April 2016 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format. Skillsnet e-bulletin: May 2016 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:47:17 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/skillsnet-e-bulletin-may-2016 The SKILLSNET e-bulletin May 2016 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format. Skillsnet e-bulletin: August 2017 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:02:57 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/skillsnet-e-bulletin-august-2017 First full version of the European classification of Skills, Competences, Occupations and Qualifications is live! The SKILLSNET e-bulletin August 2017 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format. Skillsnet e-bulletin: September 2017 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:02:46 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/skillsnet-e-bulletin-september-2017 New forms of self-employment: the Hollywood model and the gig economy The SKILLSNET e-bulletin September 2017 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format. Skillsnet e-bulletin: July 2017 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:01:28 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/skillsnet-e-bulletin-july-2017 Skills Panorama awarded EPSA best practice certificate The SKILLSNET e-bulletin July 2017 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format. Skillsnet e-bulletin: June 2017 Fri, 26 May 2017 15:49:45 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/skillsnet-e-bulletin-june-2017 The SKILLSNET e-bulletin June 2017 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format. Cedefop newsletter No 70 - May 2017 Mon, 22 May 2017 10:17:05 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/newsletters/cedefop-newsletter-no-70-may-2017 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/_i6a2297_a.jpg" width="1772" height="1181" alt="" /> ISSN number:&nbsp; 1831-5259 Main story:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/_i6a2297_a.jpg?itok=GPU0k4Af" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Cedefop launches online toolkit for tackling early leaving A new online toolkit for tackling early leaving from education and training was launched at Cedefop's policy learning forum on vocational education and training (VET) as a solution to leaving education early (16-17/5) in Thessaloniki. </td> </tr> </table> News from Cedefop:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/jca_and_eurofound_director.jpg?itok=dJDmvLO6" width="220" height="146" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Cedefop and Eurofound join forces for the European company survey Cedefop and Eurofound have joined expertise and resources to carry out the 4th European company survey. The survey will explore the strategies companies deploy to organise work, design jobs and manage human resources and skills to meet their business objectives and boost their performance. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/_mg_4897_0.jpg?itok=4ZlHbQPI" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Cedefop sets up VET practitioner community to boost quality A community of practitioners to promote quality in vocational education and training (VET) delivery has been set up by Cedefop in close cooperation with the European associations of VET providers active in the cooperative network Vet4EU2. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/shutterstock_388591636_online.jpg?itok=ptghXqHV" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Quality at the heart of adult education and learning At an international conference organised by Italy's Regione Umbria on 10 May in Brussels, Cedefop Director James Calleja said that 'recognition, reputation and employability are the key indicators of quality in adult education and learning.' </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/img5.png?itok=ykp3MRen" width="220" height="165" alt="Michael Graham, ETF Senior Expert on qualifications, James Calleja, Cedefop Director, Anastasia Fetsi, ETF Head of Operations Department and Loukas Zahilas, Cedefop, Head of DSI" title="Michael Graham, ETF Senior Expert on qualifications, James Calleja, Cedefop Director, Anastasia Fetsi, ETF Head of Operations Department and Loukas Zahilas, Cedefop, Head of DSI" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Cedefop and ETF knowledge-sharing seminar in Thessaloniki A knowledge-sharing seminar was organised in Cedefop's premises in Thessaloniki on 22 May. European Training Foundation (ETF) experts presented their work on organising qualifications systems in the ETF partner countries as well as on skills and migration. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_8105_en.jpg?itok=a46wO0Nz" width="154" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Sharing knowledge about vocational education and training ReferNet collects information on, and monitors developments in, national VET policies and systems. This information is used for different purposes and products such as the VET in Europe reports and the Thematic perspectives on early leaving, apprenticeship innovation etc. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_9117_en_0.jpg?itok=KCTGvUQl" width="155" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Skillset and match (Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work) May 2017 issue 10 The May 2017 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_4151_en.jpg?itok=UU2x60KR" width="158" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Vocational education and training in Malta This first short description on vocational education and training (VET) in Malta aims to contribute to better understanding of the country's system and recent developments. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/vet_in_malta_edited.jpg?itok=dPSfCnr4" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Watch: Malta&#039;s VET system in 3&#039;! What is vocational education and training (VET) like in the smallest European Union Member State? Watch our video to get an overview of Malta's VET system in a nutshell. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cedefopphotoaward2017v2.jpg?itok=WFwjYvcn" width="220" height="125" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Video #CedefopPhotoAward 2017 Take part in the #CedefopPhotoAward competition for a chance to win amazing trips to the European vocational skills week in Brussels and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival in November! Check out our video with the students and teachers of the Oraiokastro vocational school, in Greece. </td> </tr> </table> Agenda:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/plf-unemployed.jpg?itok=V9tag8Bt" width="220" height="161" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Policy learning forum: Vocational training for the long-term unemployed 15/06/2017 at 09:00 to 16/06/2017 at 13:30 Conference Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> 3rd Cedefop Brussels seminar - Addressing and preventing low skills 26/06/2017 at 09:30 to at 13:30 Seminar Brussels Belgium Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Co-organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Cedefop policy learning forum (PLF) on apprenticeships 07/09/2017 at 09:30 to 08/09/2017 at 14:00 Conference Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Online recruitment in EU countries diffusion and use 13/09/2017 at 09:00 to 15/09/2017 at 17:30 Workshop Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> Working with us:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Preparation and implementation of the 4th European company survey (ECS) Reference:&nbsp; Competitive procedure with negotiation ref. 161016/4301 Closing date:&nbsp; 16/06/2017 </td> </tr> </table> Stay connected to Cedefop via social media:&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopFacebook22.png?fdfdfdf" style="width: 22px; height: 22px;" />  <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopTwitter22.png?hghghg" style="width: 22px; height: 22px;" />  <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/YouTube_SmallIcon.png" />  News from the Member States:&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/national_news_on_VET_copy.png?sssd" /> Items submitted by ReferNet, Cedefop's European network for VET Published by Cedefop Editorial responsibility: Department for Communication News from Cedefop: Press Service Working with us: Human Resources and Procurement Technical support: Web management service Copyright © European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2017 All rights reservedAbout CedefopDisclaimer / Copyrights Newsletter version:&nbsp; New Skillset and match (Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work) May 2017 issue 10 Mon, 15 May 2017 16:09:16 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/publications-and-resources/publications/9119 Skillsnet e-bulletin: May 2017 Thu, 11 May 2017 16:02:51 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/skillsnet-e-bulletin-may-2017 First comprehensive compendium of guides on skills anticipation methods The SKILLSNET e-bulletin May 2017 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format. Cedefop newsletter No 69 - April 2017 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:07:25 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/newsletters/cedefop-newsletter-no-69-april-2017 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/photoaward_headline_banner.jpg" width="1875" height="1250" alt="" /> ISSN number:&nbsp; 1831-5259 Main story:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/photoaward_headline_banner.jpg?itok=F4tEI3jM" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> #CedefopPhotoAward is back! Take part to win amazing prizes! Following the success of Cedefop's photo competition last year, #CedefopPhotoAward is back in 2017. Groups of vocational education and training (VET) learners in the European Union can share their VET stories for a chance to win a trip to Brussels or Thessaloniki. </td> </tr> </table> News from Cedefop:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/shutterstock_124139710.jpg?itok=AzKgUdD4" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> VET data for European countries presented by indicators Have you wondered how many students participate in initial vocational education and training (IVET) in European countries? Or how many enterprises provide training to workers? Cedefop has selected a set of 36 indicators to quantify some key aspects of vocational education and training (VET) and lifelong learning. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/17.4.6_friedrich-ebert-stiftung_visit_website02.jpg?itok=KFVx36q1" width="220" height="147" alt="" title="Cedefop Director James Calleja (left) with Greek Deputy Minister for Education Dimitris Baxevanakis" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Greek Minister visits Cedefop Cedefop Director James Calleja welcomed Greek Deputy Minister for Education Dimitris Baxevanakis to the agency on 6 April. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cedefop_country_review_edited.jpg?itok=lrmHAsm1" width="220" height="148" alt="" title="L-R: Cedefop&#039;s Pascaline Descy, Stelina Chatzichristou, Konstantinos Pouliakas, Rayna Germanova and Jasper van Loo at the Sofia event" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Cedefop launches programme to support governance of skills anticipation and matching in EU countries In two separate meetings, on 20 March in Athens and on 27 March in Sofia, Cedefop officially launched its EU country support programme to strengthen the governance of skills anticipation and matching. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/visit_of_swedish_council.jpg?itok=6Mjw0DlL" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Swedish Retail and Wholesale Council members visit Cedefop Seven members of the Swedish Retail and Wholesale Council's secretariat and Skills and Occupations Committee visited Cedefop on 30 March. Discussions focused on European vocational education and training (VET) policy and Cedefop's work on skills and qualifications. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/plf-unemployed_1.jpg?itok=oW7Xbq7G" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Last available places for policy learning forum on vocational training for the long-term unemployed Few places are still available for Cedefop's forthcoming policy learning forum on vocational training for the long-term unemployed: learning from inspiring practices in Thessaloniki on 15-16 June. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/c9hjrz9xsaalbfc.jpg?itok=vSwUqSXD" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Commission launches public consultation for the evaluation of Cedefop, Eurofound, ETF and EU-OSHA The European Commission has launched a public consultation in the context of the evaluation of the four EU agencies under the remit of DG Employment. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_4153_en.jpg?itok=xdJ_SJ9S" width="156" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> European inventory on validation of non-formal and informal learning 2016 update The 2012 Council recommendation on validation of non-formal and informal learning encourages Member States to put in place national arrangements for such validation by 2018. These will enable individuals to increase the visibility and value of their knowledge, skills and competences acquired outside formal education and training: at work, at home or in voluntary activities. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_2219_en.jpg?itok=bpZvr-yi" width="156" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Developing and running an establishment skills survey This guide is part of the ETF, ILO and Cedefop series of guides on skills anticipation and matching. All the guides follow a common structure, although they vary in level of detail, technical content and case studies. The ETF, Cedefop and the ILO worked closely together to develop the guides, usually with one agency/organisation taking the lead and the others providing inputs, case studies, comments and reviews. </td> </tr> </table> Agenda:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/capture_4_0.jpg?itok=dXZxm8o9" width="220" height="183" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Making Skills Work Index: Experts' workshop 16/05/2017 at 09:00 to 17/05/2017 at 17:00 Workshop Rome Italy Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/plf-early-leaving.jpg?itok=EFVmHagz" width="220" height="174" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Policy learning forum: VET as a solution to leaving education early 16/05/2017 at 09:00 to 17/05/2017 at 17:30 Event Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/plf-unemployed.jpg?itok=V9tag8Bt" width="220" height="161" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Policy learning forum: Vocational training for the long-term unemployed 15/06/2017 at 09:00 to 16/06/2017 at 13:30 Conference Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> Stay connected to Cedefop via social media:&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopFacebook22.png?fdfdfdf" style="width: 22px; height: 22px;" />  <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopTwitter22.png?hghghg" style="width: 22px; height: 22px;" />  <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/YouTube_SmallIcon.png" />  News from the Member States:&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/national_news_on_VET_copy.png?sssd" /> Items submitted by ReferNet, Cedefop's European network for VET Published by Cedefop Editorial responsibility: Department for Communication News from Cedefop: Press Service Working with us: Human Resources and Procurement Technical support: Web management service Copyright © European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2017 All rights reservedAbout CedefopDisclaimer / Copyrights Newsletter version:&nbsp; New Skillset and match (Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work) January 2017 issue 9 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:32:16 +0100 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/publications-and-resources/publications/9116 The January 2017 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download. Cedefop newsletter No 64 - October 2016 Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:40:55 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/newsletters/cedefop-newsletter-no-64-october-2016 Cedefop newsletter No 63 - September 2016 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:56:17 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/newsletters/cedefop-newsletter-no-63-september-2016 Skillset and match (Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work) September 2016 issue 8 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:16:28 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/publications-and-resources/publications/9113 The September 2016 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download. Cedefop newsletter No 62 - July/August 2016 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 01:56:54 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/newsletters/cedefop-newsletter-no-62-julyaugust-2016 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/combined_banner_0.jpeg" width="1680" height="854" alt="" /> ISSN number:&nbsp; 1831-5259 Main story:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/combined_banner_0.jpeg?itok=2lPk_vPt" width="220" height="112" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> #CedefopPhotoAward and European vocational skills week a winning combination! An EU resident aged 18-30 in education and training? Then, you can win two fantastic trips: to Thessaloniki to visit Cedefop and join the opening weekend of the famous Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF) in November, and to Brussels for the first European vocational skills week in December. </td> </tr> </table> News from Cedefop:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/a11.png?itok=_ESwnCax" width="209" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Skills Panorama: New analytical highlights on occupations New occupational analytical highlights offer valuable insights on the trends for skills as well as analyses of the drivers of change for a total of 30 occupations. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/logo_zmurk_sk_1.jpeg?itok=5Ck5pwCb" width="220" height="137" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Skills a priority for the Slovak EU Presidency Human capital and skills development and recognition are among the priorities of the Slovak EU Presidency in the second half of 2016. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/fps_treelle_053-andreaguermani.jpg?itok=dzq5b1hE" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Recovering 70m low-skilled adults a top VET priority At a high level meeting on the future of vocational education and training (VET) in Turin on 23 June, Undersecretary of Labour Luigi Bobba said that Italy has embarked on a process to bring the world of education closer to that of employment by promoting work-based learning and closer cooperation between school systems and labour market needs and economic growth. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/dsc_0192_-_edited.jpg?itok=jXwycWXI" width="220" height="140" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Overcoming fear to reform, part of VET reform process At a UNESCO/UNEVOC conference on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day, on 15 July, in Bonn, Cedefop Director James Calleja said that one of the key reasons vocational education and training (VET) is not attractive enough to young and older learners and workers is education and employment authorities' fear to reform it and raise its profile. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/dsc01094_resized.jpg?itok=oy3X79vr" width="220" height="165" alt="" title="Left to right: Cedefop&#039;s Sylvie Bousquet and Loukas Zahilas, ETF&#039;s Anastasia Fetsi, Cedefop&#039;s George Kostakis and ETF&#039;s Mara Arno" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Cedefop and ETF experts share knowledge in Turin More than 20 Cedefop and European Training Foundation (ETF) experts took part in the first knowledge-sharing seminar of the two EU agencies in 2016, in Turin on 15 July. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/dsc_0004a_resized.jpg?itok=w78QPZNU" width="220" height="103" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> New ReferNet partners given induction ReferNet, Cedefop's network of institutions providing information on vocational education and training (VET) in EU Member States plus Iceland and Norway, welcomed several new partners in July. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_9112_en.jpg?itok=RKmhnErQ" width="154" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Briefing note - Professional development for VET teachers and trainers Committed and competent teachers and trainers are crucial to ensuring the quality and labour market relevance of learning, both in VET schools/centres and in companies, and whether in classrooms, in workshops, in labs and simulated learning environments, or at the workplace. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_4147_en.jpg?itok=-qOhrB-y" width="156" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Validation in the care and youth work sectors This thematic report provides insights into how validation arrangements are linked to the labour market. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_4146_en.jpg?itok=779zVbvt" width="156" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Funding validation This thematic report presents an overview of funding sources for validation of non-formal and informal learning and discusses associated issues such as sustainability and accessibility. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_4148_en.jpg?itok=pyj4Ax1g" width="156" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Monitoring the use of validation of non-formal and informal learning This thematic report provides an overview of validation monitoring of non-formal and informal learning across Europe. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_4149_en.jpg?itok=qOPMYl8q" width="156" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Validation and open educational resources (OER) This thematic report focuses on validation of learning acquired through open educational resources (OER), such as participation in massive open online courses. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/making_learning_work_in_greece.jpg?itok=zulxeNMb" width="220" height="121" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Making learning work in Greece Cooperation between employment and education authorities and Cedefop to equip Greek people with the skills needed to find and stay in employment was the topic of a seminar on 28 June in Thessaloniki. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cedefop_corporate.jpg?itok=jHQIn_Dl" width="220" height="123" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Cedefop corporate video Find out what Cedefop does in 2'20''! All you need to know about the first European Union decentralised agency's history, work, people and goals. </td> </tr> </table> Agenda:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/promoting_quality_website_image_05.png?itok=Zs5Bbg51" width="220" height="85" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Promoting quality in learning delivery: the way ahead 15/09/2016 at 09:00 to 16/09/2016 at 17:00 Workshop Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/refugee_event_website-02.jpg?itok=D9fLUGfx" width="220" height="165" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Upskilling, reskilling and employing adult refugees 03/10/2016 at 08:30 to at 18:30 Event Rome Italy Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Co-organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/lo_second_policy_learning_forum_v1.jpg?itok=Z2SVx5Yq" width="210" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> 2nd policy learning forum on defining and writing learning outcomes for VET qualifications 13/10/2016 at 09:00 to 14/10/2016 at 17:00 Workshop Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/globalskillslogo_0.jpg?itok=DzHly7EV" width="220" height="142" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Skills, jobs and sustainable development: global trends, local challenges 20/10/2016 at 09:30 to 21/10/2016 at 17:30 Conference Paris France Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Co-organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/refernet_for_web01-02_plennary_v04.jpg?itok=_7dH5WAr" width="220" height="211" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> ReferNet annual plenary meeting 2016 15/11/2016 at 09:00 to 16/11/2016 at 17:00 Conference Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/image_for_web0370.jpg?itok=OrT4fMgj" width="220" height="143" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> How to make learning visible 28/11/2016 at 09:30 to 29/11/2016 at 16:00 Conference Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/vet_week.gif?itok=Kk6expI1" width="220" height="165" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> European vocational skills week 2016 05/12/2016 at 09:00 to 09/12/2016 at 18:00 Event Brussels and across Europe Belgium Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Co-operator </td> </tr> </table> Working with us:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> TCRs and flash TCRs on Apprenticeships Reference:&nbsp; AO/DLE/TCRs and flash TCRs on Apprenticeships/008/16 Closing date:&nbsp; 06/09/2016 </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Initial VET qualifications at EQF levels 3 and 4 Reference:&nbsp; AO/DSI/SPEV/Qualifications_EQF_levels_3&amp;4/011/16 Closing date:&nbsp; 08/09/2016 </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Provision of stakeholder feedback services for Cedefop's performance measurement system Reference:&nbsp; AO/DIR/GKO/Stakeholder_feedback_services_PMS/010/16 Closing date:&nbsp; 12/09/2016 </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Real-time Labour Market information on Skill Requirements: Setting up the EU system for online vacancy analysis Reference:&nbsp; AO/DSL/VKVET-GRUSSO/Real time LMI 2/009/16 Closing date:&nbsp; 19/09/2016 </td> </tr> </table> Stay connected to Cedefop via social media:&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopFacebook.png" /> <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopTwitter.png" /> News from the Member States:&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/national_news_on_VET_copy.png" /> Items submitted by ReferNet, Cedefop's European network for VET Published by Cedefop Editorial responsibility: Department for Communication News from Cedefop: Press Service Agenda and European policy: Research support centre Working with us: Human Resources and Procurement Technical support: Web management service Copyright © European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2016 All rights reservedAbout CedefopDisclaimer / Copyrights Newsletter version:&nbsp; New Cedefop newsletter No 61 - June 2016 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:38:28 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/newsletters/cedefop-newsletter-no-61-june-2016 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/fb_top_banner_skills_851x314_-_copy_1.jpg" width="846" height="499" alt="" /> ISSN number:&nbsp; 1831-5259 Main story:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/fb_top_banner_skills_851x314_-_copy_1.jpg?itok=NN0ffFon" width="220" height="130" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Skills agenda: 10 actions to help equip people in Europe with better skills The European Commission adopted on 10 June a new and comprehensive skills agenda for Europe. The aim is to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills from early on in life and to make the most of Europe's human capital, which will ultimately boost employability, competitiveness and growth in Europe. </td> </tr> </table> News from Cedefop:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cedefop_june_2016_resized.jpg?itok=NbuAPYNo" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Policies for matching better skills in better jobs At a seminar jointly organised by Cedefop and the Netherlands EU Presidency on 23 June in Brussels, experts and stakeholders from around Europe discussed policies for matching better skills in better jobs. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/shutterstock_113588890.jpg?itok=9vWOfJMr" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> #ESJsurvey INSIGHTS No 6 - Tools for a new #EUSkillsAgenda: a tale of synergy or isolation? Cedefop's European skills and jobs survey (ESJ survey) shows that by facilitating transparency of qualifications and skills as well as providing better skills intelligence, EU education, training and skill policies can significantly boost mobility of groups in need. However, many EU Member States are still treating education and training tools in silos. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/_mg_2847.jpg?itok=wjPxvZ6A" width="220" height="135" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Moving to learn a new mobility scoreboard for Europe The mobility scoreboard for initial vocational education and training (IVET), a new tool to assist policy-makers in the area of learning mobility developed by Cedefop in close cooperation with the European Commission, was presented at an event in Thessaloniki on 3 June. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/az_cedefop01_0279.jpg?itok=wMj0fB2n" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Making learning work in Greece Cooperation between employment and education authorities and Cedefop to equip Greek people with the skills needed to find and stay in employment was the topic of a seminar on 28 June in Thessaloniki. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cedefop-02_4_copy.jpg?itok=j1NoEre0" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Skills: the new language of education and training Cedefop Director James Calleja and Head of Department for VET Systems and Institutions Loukas Zahilas were keynote speakers in College and Institutes Canada's (CICAN's) 45th annual conference in Quebec City on 29 to 31 May. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/_dsc5760_edited.jpg?itok=aYzATp5W" width="220" height="147" alt="" title="Cedefop Director James Calleja (left) at the conference on cohesion policy" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> VET at the heart of cohesion policy challenges At a high level conference held in Sofia on 16 and 17 June to discuss the result orientation of the cohesion policy, Cedefop Director James Calleja said that cohesion funds have a dual role: to promote the 'think European, act local' idea and ensure universal access to the acquisition of skills and qualifications. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_5556_en.jpg?itok=ceWorF2W" width="156" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> ECVET in Europe Cedefop has been conducting monitoring of the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) implementation since 2010; this report covers developments from mid-2013 till 2015. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_4145_en_0.jpg?itok=PmFuAZw3" width="156" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Annual report 2015 The year under review has been marked by a number of events that will inevitably have an impact on the immediate future of Cedefop and European vocational education and training (VET). </td> </tr> </table> Agenda:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/promoting_quality_website_image_05.png?itok=Zs5Bbg51" width="220" height="85" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Promoting quality in learning delivery: the way ahead 15/09/2016 at 09:00 to 16/09/2016 at 17:00 Workshop Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/lo_second_policy_learning_forum_v1.jpg?itok=Z2SVx5Yq" width="210" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> 2nd policy learning forum on defining and writing learning outcomes for VET qualifications 13/10/2016 at 09:00 to 14/10/2016 at 17:00 Workshop Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/globalskillslogo_0.jpg?itok=DzHly7EV" width="220" height="142" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Skills, jobs and sustainable development: global trends, local challenges 20/10/2016 at 09:30 to 21/10/2016 at 17:30 Conference Paris France Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Co-organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/image_for_web0370.jpg?itok=OrT4fMgj" width="220" height="143" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> How to make learning visible 28/11/2016 at 09:30 to 29/11/2016 at 16:00 Conference Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> Working with us:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Financing apprenticeships / dual VET in the EU Reference:&nbsp; AO/DLE/PLI/Financing Apprenticeships - dual VET/007/16 Closing date:&nbsp; 29/07/2016 </td> </tr> </table> Stay connected to Cedefop via social media:&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopFacebook.png" /> <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopTwitter.png" /> News from the Member States:&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/national_news_on_VET_copy.png" /> Items submitted by ReferNet, Cedefop's European network for VET Published by Cedefop Editorial responsibility: Department for Communication News from Cedefop: Press Service Agenda and European policy: Research support centre Working with us: Human Resources and Procurement Technical support: Web management service Copyright © European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2016 All rights reservedAbout CedefopDisclaimer / Copyrights Newsletter version:&nbsp; New Skillset and match (Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work) May 2016 issue 7 Tue, 24 May 2016 10:53:09 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/publications-and-resources/publications/9111 The May 2016 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download. Cedefop newsletter No 60 - May 2016 Thu, 12 May 2016 08:01:05 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/newsletters/cedefop-newsletter-no-60-may-2016 Cedefop newsletter No 59 (April 2016) Focus on skills Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:22:56 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/newsletters/cedefop-newsletter-no-59-april-2016-focus-skills <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/thematic-newsletter-focus-on-skills.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="" /> ISSN number:&nbsp; 1831-5259 <table><tr><td style="vertical-align: middle;"><img src="/files/images/james_calleja_profile_pic_edited.jpg" />James CallejaCedefop Director </td> <td> Dear subscribers, As part of our regular newsletter provision, we will be offering you periodically an overview of Cedefop's work in a particular area. This first edition focuses on skills. It aims at highlighting Cedefop outputs that can spearhead revision or updating of national and local policies or implementation of new ones. Commissioner Thyssen's visit to Cedefop on 22 April reinforced our agency's role in supporting the new Skills agenda implementation. Effective communication with our stakeholders is essential in sharing information and knowledge that could have a positive impact on developments in VET, qualifications, and skill needs and anticipation. The European skills and jobs survey insights and outcomes from Cedefop events can serve in rethinking education and training programmes, so that learning meets the needs of the individual and the economy better. Skills are high on the European political agenda because the number of citizens lacking basic skills to support their lives is unacceptably high. Cedefop will continue working assiduously to reduce skill mismatch and promote employability and competitiveness. I hope you enjoy the newsletter. </td> </tr></table> Stay connected to Cedefop via social media:&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopFacebook.png" /> <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopTwitter.png" /> News from the Member States:&nbsp; Better matching of skills with jobs <table style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em; margin-top:0em;"><tr><td style="padding-right:2em;" valign="top"> <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/shutterstock_62758198.jpg?itok=UNVZJI9m" /> </td> <td valign="top"> #ESJsurvey insights - Skills development in organisations offering varied learning opportunities Skills formation plays a key role in the European growth strategy. Skills, however, take time to develop. They require workplaces affording learning opportunities and workers readily capitalising on those available. Cedefop expert Giovanni Russo notes that 'workers bring to the job knowledge, skills and competence and their personal attitudes to learning. When workers are placed in a stable organisational environment with challenging jobs and opportunities to learn, skills will develop.' </td> </tr></table><table style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em; margin-top:0em;"><tr><td style="padding-right:2em;" valign="top"> <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/img_0281.jpg?itok=M46BL67O" /> </td> <td valign="top"> #ESJsurvey insights - Mitigating overqualification in the EU Cedefop research shows that 29% of the European Union adult population suffers from qualification mismatches, mostly as overqualification. Cedefop expert Konstantinos Pouliakas notes that 'about a quarter of tertiary education graduates work in jobs below their qualification level; this is a waste of public resources and a taint on the value of further education.' </td> </tr></table><table style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em; margin-top:0em;"><tr><td style="padding-right:2em;" valign="top"> <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_3072_en.jpg?itok=JTM3UOMJ" /> </td> <td valign="top"> Skills, qualifications and jobs in the EU: the making of a perfect match? What has been the impact of the economic crisis on skill mismatch? Is there a cost in getting the unemployed quickly into any job? Why is skill mismatch prevalent among the EU workforce? To answer these and other timely questions on skill mismatch, Cedefop carried out the European skills and jobs (ESJ) survey. The findings caution that the prolonged economic downturn is threatening the long-term potential of the EU's human resources. A greater share of recent job finders has entered into jobs that need lower qualifications and skills than their own. The unemployed also run a greater risk of misplacement into jobs of lower skill intensity. Closer stakeholder collaboration and policy action is needed to generate not only more skills but also, crucially, better jobs for better-matched skills. </td> </tr></table><table style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em; margin-top:0em;"><tr><td style="padding-right:2em;" valign="top"> <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_3071_en.jpg?itok=YiJVJXNA" /> </td> <td valign="top"> Skill shortages and gaps in European enterprises The global crisis has increased unemployment in the EU to unprecedented levels, yet many employers claim they have difficulties finding skilled workers to fill their vacancies. This report shows that most vacancy bottlenecks arise because of factors other than general skill deficits, including job offers of poor quality. Genuine skill shortages affect a small group of dynamic, internationally oriented European enterprises in specific economic sectors. To mitigate skill bottlenecks, European companies must commit to offering high-quality apprenticeship places and good-quality jobs. The role of vocational education and training in developing creativity and entrepreneurial capacity in the European workforce will be crucial. </td> </tr></table><table style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em; margin-top:0em;"><tr><td style="padding-right:2em;" valign="top"> <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_5546_en.jpg?itok=kHC5rGsk" width="156" /> </td> <td valign="top"> Tackling unemployment while addressing skill mismatch This study reviews recent policies and practices aiming to tackle unemployment through addressing skill mismatch in the EU-28 Member States. It examines skill mismatch policy instruments aimed at reducing unemployment as well as measures to prevent it. While much research and analysis on mismatch exists elsewhere, it is the first comprehensive study that maps actual skill mismatch policies and practices in the EU. In-depth case studies help identify promising features of policy practices and contribute to better understanding of impact. </td> </tr></table><table style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em; margin-top:0em;"><tr><td style="padding-right:2em;" valign="top"> <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/maximising_clip_01_0.jpg?itok=qTVBh6VQ" /> </td> <td valign="top"> Maximising skills for jobs and jobs for skills: the power of partnerships Highlights from Cedefop's conference on maximising skills for jobs and jobs for skills in Thessaloniki (7-8 December 2015). The aim of the conference was to stimulate discussion and identify key policy priorities, challenges, and applicable solutions to skill mismatch, with particular emphasis on the role of public-private partnerships and of supportive public policies. </td> </tr></table><table style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em; margin-top:0em;"><tr><td style="padding-right:2em;" valign="top"> <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/evgenia.jpg?itok=gt6o3V0R" /> </td> <td valign="top"> Cedefop European skills and jobs (ESJ) survey: people tell their stories The European skills and jobs (ESJ) survey, the first European survey on skill mismatch, examines drivers of skill development and mismatch in relation to the changing complexity of people's jobs. We have asked employees with different academic backgrounds to tell us how their skills are matched to their jobs - or not - and an employer why he has difficulty recruiting the right people. </td> </tr></table><table style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em; margin-top:0em;"><tr><td style="padding-right:2em;" valign="top"> <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/freeman.jpg?itok=F624fjLM" /> </td> <td valign="top"> Interview with Harvard University Professor Richard Freeman on robots and the future of work Ownership of machines is key if they are to be used for everyone's benefit, argues Professor Freeman. In 25 to 50 years we will see massive changes. People must acquire basic programming skills from an early age to survive in the robot age, says the US academic. </td> </tr></table>Skills intelligence for all <table style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em; margin-top:0em;"><tr><td style="padding-right:2em;" valign="top"> <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/matching_skills_and_jobs.png?itok=SQD5YXOd" /> </td> <td valign="top"> Skills Panorama introduces a new section on 'Matching skills and jobs' Cedefop's Skills Panorama team has introduced a new section on 'Matching skills and jobs', offering a series of indicators on skills and labour market mismatches, including the key indicators from Cedefop's European skills and jobs (ESJ) survey. The new indicators allow the user to gauge issues around skill mismatch such as underskilling, underutilisation of skills or skills obsolescence among employees in the European Union. </td> </tr></table><table style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em; margin-top:0em;"><tr><td style="padding-right:2em;" valign="top"> <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/sp_blog_1_1.jpg" /> </td> <td valign="top"> A blog on the Skills Panorama website argues that, as automatisation and new technologies are here to stay, it is strong and trusted partnerships among stakeholders that can provide suitable and sustainable responses to skill mismatch and changes in the labour market. While technological change tends to come at the expense of jobs in the very short run, the consensus among economists was that the indirect effects of higher productivity would benefit household income. But recent research has challenged this consensus. </td> </tr></table><table style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em; margin-top:0em;"><tr><td style="padding-right:2em;" valign="top"> <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/sp_blog_2.jpg" /> </td> <td valign="top"> A Skills Panorama blog attempts to explain why Europe should worry about skills, looking at how the global economic map is shifting. Alongside traditional competitors such as Japan, the US and the Asian 'tigers', a new generation of emerging economies is seeking to compete with Europe in the high-end service and product markets. Does this bode well for Europe's competitiveness? And why are skills critical factors into the equation?       </td> </tr></table> Published by Cedefop Editorial responsibility: Department for Communication News from Cedefop: Press Service Technical support: Web management service Copyright © European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2016 All rights reservedAbout CedefopDisclaimer / Copyrights <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopFacebook.png" />   <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopTwitter.png" /> Newsletter version:&nbsp; Thematic Cedefop newsletter No 58 - March 2016 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 10:29:17 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/newsletters/cedefop-newsletter-no-58-march-2016 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/matching_skills_and_jobs.png" width="618" height="353" alt="Matching skills and jobs" title="Matching skills and jobs" /> Image copyright:&nbsp; Skills Panorama ISSN number:&nbsp; 1831-5259 Main story:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/matching_skills_and_jobs.png?itok=SQD5YXOd" width="220" height="126" alt="Matching skills and jobs" title="Matching skills and jobs" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Skills Panorama introduces a new section on 'Matching skills and jobs' Cedefop's Skills Panorama team has introduced a new section on 'Matching skills and jobs', offering a series of indicators on skills and labour market mismatches, including the key indicators from Cedefop's European skills and jobs (ESJ) survey. </td> </tr> </table> News from Cedefop:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/shutterstock_62758198.jpg?itok=UNVZJI9m" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> #ESJsurvey insights - Skills development in organisations offering varied learning opportunities Skills formation plays a key role in the European growth strategy. Skills, however, take time to develop. They require workplaces affording learning opportunities and workers readily capitalising on those available. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/book_shelf_small_0.jpg?itok=_lflKCay" width="220" height="145" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> VET-Bib and ReferNet: 30 years of VET partnership VET-Bib, Cedefop's bibliographical database, was created thanks to ReferNet and the previous network of national documentation centres. Today, VET-Bib contains over 85 000 bibliographic references, the largest collection of literature on vocational education, training, skills development and employability in the European Union. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/shutterstock_96365069_0.jpg?itok=7Z78VVBy" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Pilot project on long-term mobility for apprentices Call for proposals A pilot project requested by the European Parliament and managed by the European Commission aims to test the viability of setting up a 'European framework for mobility of apprentices' to enable young apprentices to develop their skills and enhance employability, while strengthening their sense of European citizenship. </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/cover_5553_en.jpg?itok=RsvnOhz3" width="151" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Governance and financing of apprenticeships This report analyses VET governance structures and financing arrangements in Spain, Italy, Latvia, Portugal and Sweden in view of developing and expanding apprenticeship. </td> </tr> </table> Agenda:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/lmillg2_logo_0.jpg?itok=HSyFrdAn" width="220" height="95" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Workshop on labour market information (LMI) for lifelong guidance 16/05/2016 at 09:00 to at 18:00 Workshop Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/banner-footer-271015.png?itok=d5gMsMNx" width="220" height="52" alt="Skills panorama banner" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Working groups to inform development of the Skills Panorama career advice tool 19/05/2016 at 09:00 to 20/05/2016 at 17:30 Workshop Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/gap_0.jpg?itok=Z7hpAJEc" width="220" height="85" alt="Mind the Gap" title="Mind the Gap" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Tackling the skills gap The golden key to economic growth 26/05/2016 at 09:15 to 27/05/2016 at 16:30 Seminar Maastricht Netherlands Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Co-organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/msb_webbanner_243x260_square.jpg?itok=2kcf27uy" width="206" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Opening platform for the Mobility Scoreboard 03/06/2016 at 09:00 to at 18:00 Event Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-image-container"> <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/styles/medium/public/images/promoting_quality_website_image_05.png?itok=Zs5Bbg51" width="220" height="85" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Promoting quality in learning delivery: the way ahead 15/09/2016 at 09:00 to 16/09/2016 at 17:00 Workshop Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> Working with us:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> ReferNet call for proposals Malta Reference:&nbsp; GP/DSI/ReferNet_FPA/001/16 Closing date:&nbsp; 22/04/2016 </td> </tr> </table> Stay connected to Cedefop via social media:&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopFacebook.png" /> <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/CedefopTwitter.png" /> News from the Member States:&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/national_news_on_VET_copy.png" /> Items submitted by ReferNet, Cedefop's European network for VET Published by Cedefop Editorial responsibility: Department for Communication News from Cedefop: Press Service Agenda and European policy: Research support centre Working with us: Human Resources and Procurement Technical support: Web and contacts management service Copyright © European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2016 All rights reservedAbout CedefopDisclaimer / Copyrights Skillset and match (Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work) January 2016 issue 6 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:58:08 +0100 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/publications-and-resources/publications/9105 The January 2016 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download. Skillset and match (Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work) September 2015 issue 5 Mon, 14 Sep 2015 12:13:19 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/publications-and-resources/publications/9100 The September issue of Skillset and match magazine is now available to read and download. Skillset and match (Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work) May 2015 issue 4 Tue, 12 May 2015 11:48:16 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/publications-and-resources/publications/9097 A special edition of Skillset and match magazine celebrating Cedefop's 40th anniversary is now available to read and download. Skillset and Match (Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work) January 2015 issue 3 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:42:27 +0100 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/publications-and-resources/publications/9093 The January issue of Cedefop's magazine Skillset and Match, the first of our 40th anniversary year, is available to read and download. Skillset and Match (Cedefop's magazine promoting learning for work) September 2014 issue 2 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:00:00 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/publications-and-resources/publications/9090 The second issue of Cedefop's magazine Skillset and Match is available to read and download. Skillset and Match (Cedefop's new magazine promoting learning for work) May 2014 issue 1 Tue, 20 May 2014 23:00:00 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/publications-and-resources/publications/9085