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Newsletters/Magazines CEDEFOP - Centre européen pour le développement de la formation professionnelle PMB Version v5.19 Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:05:08 +0200 10000 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/sites/all/themes/cedefop_theme/images/logos/logo_fr.png Cedefop newsletter No 82 - July/August 2018 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:09:38 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/newsletters/cedefop-newsletter-no-82-julyaugust-2018 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/cedefop_72dpi_s3t2549.jpg" width="900" height="599" 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/cedefop_72dpi_s3t2549.jpg?itok=RUaFRKCt" width="220" height="146" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> How VET's nature and role change in Europe A series of reports is being produced as part of Cedefop's ongoing project on the changing nature and role of vocational education and training (VET) 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_72dpi_s3t2287.jpg?itok=fceQ-7Y5" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> #CedefopPhotoAward 2018 appeals to Europe's VET learners The deadline for submission of entries in the #CedefopPhotoAward 2018 has passed and the results will be announced in 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/20180719untitled-1144351.jpg?itok=hbJnNsi_" width="220" height="146" alt="" title="Left to right: EASO&#039;s Ann-Sofie Galjaard and Cedefop&#039;s Anastasia Pouliou" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Cedefop supports EASO in development of occupational standards for asylum officials Cedefop participated in the 10th certification and accreditation working group (CAWG) meeting, organised by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in Malta on 18 and 19 July. This was an opportunity to support the work of the group on the development of occupational standards for asylum officials. </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/20180725_105818_resized.jpg?itok=cv0ezjN9" width="220" height="148" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Cedefop statement on the wildfires in Greece Cedefop is deeply saddened by the loss of life and destruction the wildfires in our host country Greece have caused. </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_4164_en.jpg?itok=ucCOGAFb" width="171" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Handbook of ICT practices for guidance and career development This handbook supports the transfer and adaptation of career development tools used in guidance, early school leaving prevention, employment services, youth centres and other organisations. </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_8127_en.jpg?itok=Q8dI2f2K" width="157" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Spotlight on VET Austria Cedefop's concise guide takes a look at one of the most famous vocational education and training (VET) systems 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/oaed_epas_june_2018.jpg?itok=qLQWvgOZ" width="220" height="122" alt="Visit in apprenticeship school in Thessaloniki" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Watch! Cedefop at the 2nd Thessaloniki EPAS Apprenticeship-OAED school Students of the 2nd vocational apprenticeship school of Thessaloniki have made bags using old Cedefop banners! The first batch was delivered by Head teacher Angeliki Filippidou to Cedefop's Michalis Tanakidis. Check the bags out at the video. They look great! </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/picture_resize.png?itok=Z-VBcEUk" width="220" height="97" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Introducing the European skills index 27/09/2018 at 09:30 to at 13:30 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/2018_plf_apprenticeships_visual_identity_web01-01.jpg?itok=O1ckP5aJ" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Second Cedefop policy learning forum (PLF) on apprenticeships 18/10/2018 at 09:00 to 19/10/2018 at 14:00 Conference Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> Working with us:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Long-term cross-country mobility in apprenticeships Reference:&nbsp; AO/DLE/RCDCR_LRUST/Mobility_in_Apprenticeships/007/18 Closing date:&nbsp; 27/09/2018 </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Provision of Cleaning Services for Cedefop Premises Reference:&nbsp; AO/DRS/ASAIN/CleaningServices/005/18 Closing date:&nbsp; 19/09/2018 </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> ICT Helpdesk Services Reference:&nbsp; AO/DRS/SAN-SAK/Helpdesk/006/18 Closing date:&nbsp; 10/09/2018 </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> ICT Network Support Services Reference:&nbsp; AO/DRS/SAN/ICTNetSS/003/18 Closing date:&nbsp; 29/08/2018 </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Provision of services related to skills data and intelligence Reference:&nbsp; AO/DSL/AZU/Skillsdata&amp;Intelligence/004/18 Closing date:&nbsp; 20/08/2018 </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: July - August 2018 Wed, 04 Jul 2018 09:20:36 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/skillsnet-e-bulletin-july-august-2018 Check out the revamped Skills Panorama! The SKILLSNET e-bulletin July - August 2018 Issue has just been send to Skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format. EQAVET Newsletter - June 2018 Issue 17 Tue, 03 Jul 2018 11:39:39 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/eqavet-newsletter-june-2018-issue-17 The last issue of EQAVET newsletter for June 2018 has been published and ready to Skillsnet e-bulletin: June 2018 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:07:07 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/skillsnet-e-bulletin-june-2018 The new Cedefop Skills Forecast up to 2030 is out The SKILLSNET e-bulletin June 2018 Issue has just been send to Skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format. Cedefop newsletter No 81 - June 2018 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 07:38:43 +0200 http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/newsletters/cedefop-newsletter-no-81-june-2018 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/images/skills_forecast.jpg" width="900" height="606" 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/skills_forecast.jpg?itok=uffDcFW7" width="220" height="148" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Technology impacts future job trends Europe's labour force is projected to remain at a similar level in the period up to 2030 while moderate job growth will likely curb unemployment, according to Cedefop's skills forecast, released on 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/_i6a2228.jpg?itok=3jUVSSvH" width="220" height="146" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Cedefop's 3rd policy learning forum on learning outcomes focuses on international cooperation European and international experts took part in Cedefop's 3rd policy learning forum (PLF) on learning outcomes in vocational education and training (VET), in cooperation with UNESCO, in Thessaloniki on 21 and 22 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/20180626_cedefop180626_haulot_117.jpg?itok=nftegeA_" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Labour market and skills information systems for VET policies Cedefop, together with the Bulgarian EU Presidency, organised a seminar on labour market and skills information systems for vocational education and training (VET) policies in Brussels on 26 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/skills_anticipation_1.jpg?itok=qQsU4QzA" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Skills anticipation methods and practices discussed at Cedefop policy learning forum Cedefop's policy learning forum on skills anticipation gathered over 60 national stakeholders from countries participating in the agency's country support programme and other experts in Thessaloniki on 14 and 15 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/_i6a1364_0.jpg?itok=WllDmJ6A" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Europe supports careers, not just jobs Guidance and career development experts from all EU and accession countries, Cedefop experts and European Commission representatives engaged in the 2nd CareersNet meeting on 7 and 8 June in 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/apprenticeship_database_headline3.jpg?itok=6MkpUVkv" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Cedefop presents a European database on apprenticeship schemes Cedefop's European database on apprenticeship schemes is an online tool that contains data on apprenticeship schemes across the 28 EU Member States, Iceland and Norway. </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/validation_2_edited.jpg?itok=lwUGdnJy" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> A European festival for validation! The European Commission, with Cedefop's support, organised a festival on the validation of non-formal and informal learning, on 14 and 15 June in Brussels, bringing together around 300 practitioners, policy-makers, social partners and youth and civil society organisations to exchange and discuss initiatives and projects in the field. </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/img_7823_edited.jpg?itok=11Dxim1v" width="220" height="146" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Cedefop and ETF exchange knowledge at Thessaloniki seminar A knowledge-sharing seminar was organised in Cedefop's premises in Thessaloniki on 20 June. European Training Foundation (ETF) experts presented their work on qualifications of EQF level 5 as well as on teachers and trainers. </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_panorama_new.jpg?itok=00N6d8gc" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Check out the revamped Skills Panorama! Cedefop is pleased to announce the redesign of the Skills Panorama website. Faster to navigate and easier to use, the new Skills Panorama aspires to broaden its user groups and welcome guidance practitioners. </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/cpa_reminder.jpg?itok=r0vyvg4E" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> #CedefopPhotoAward 2018 deadline approaching: don't miss out! Now in its third year, the #CedefopPhotoAward is a competition endorsed by the European Commission aiming to showcase the vocational education and training (VET) experience and raise its visibility across the European Union, Norway and Iceland. </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_4162_en.jpg?itok=20xlRFQR" width="156" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Programming document 2018-20 Cedefop's programming document for 2018-20 outlines how the agency will support the European Commission, Member States and social partners to improve vocational education and training and raise skill levels. </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_4165_en.jpg?itok=hWYKhfVg" width="156" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Annual Report 2017 In 2017, Cedefop completed its entire work programme and added new activities. Detailed information on the EU agency's structure, role and activities can be found in its latest annual report. </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_5566_en.jpg?itok=n5o6tIya" width="156" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Analysis and overview of NQF level descriptors in European countries Level descriptors are essential elements of national qualifications frameworks (NQF) established and implemented across Europe. They define what is meant by learning outcomes, describing what an individual is expected to know, be able to do and understand, having acquired a qualification at a particular 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/cover_3076_en.jpg?itok=ApHZQPwX" width="156" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> From long-term unemployment to a matching job Skill deficits are a major bottleneck in sustainable activation of the long-term unemployed. Those managing to get back to work often end up in less complex and skill-intensive jobs and have fewer opportunities to develop their potential. </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_9130_en.jpg?itok=i35Nu9QG" width="158" height="220" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Briefing note - Less brawn, more brain for tomorrow&#039;s workers Work environments in the near future are expected to feature more autonomy, less routine, more use of ICT, reduced physical effort and increased social and intellectual tasks. Cedefop's regular skills supply and demand projections provide comprehensive information on labour market trends and skills development 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/skills_forecast_teaser.jpg?itok=R0FDNO3O" width="220" height="124" alt="Skills forecast teaser" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Cedefop presents the 2018 #skillsforecast Slow economic growth, population ageing, immigration, skills mismatch are challenges Europe is facing at the dawn of the 4th industrial revolution. Cedefop's skills forecast shows how these challenges will affect future jobs and 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/skillspanorama_promo3.jpg?itok=cVygjKeA" width="220" height="124" alt="Skills Panorama" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Video: New Skills Panorama website is live! We are pleased to announce the redesign of the Skills Panorama website!   </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/picture_resize.png?itok=Z-VBcEUk" width="220" height="97" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Introducing the European Skills Index 27/09/2018 at 09:30 to at 13:30 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/2018_plf_apprenticeships_visual_identity_web01-01.jpg?itok=O1ckP5aJ" width="220" height="147" alt="" /> </td> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Second Cedefop policy learning forum (PLF) on apprenticeships 18/10/2018 at 09:00 to 19/10/2018 at 14:00 Conference Thessaloniki Greece Cedefop involvement:&nbsp; Organiser </td> </tr> </table> Working with us:&nbsp; <table> <tr> <td class="newsletter-text-container"> Provision of services related to skills data and intelligence Reference:&nbsp; AO/DSL/AZU/Skillsdata&amp;Intelligence/004/18 Closing date:&nbsp; 20/08/2018 </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: 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: 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. 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 The May 2017 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop's magazine 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. 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. 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. 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