ERIC Number: ED419973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
"Reflections on a Europe of Knowledge": A Working Document from CEDEFOP Discussed by the Management Board at Its Meeting of 13 March 1998 = "Gedanken zu einem Europa des Wissens": Ein Arbeitsdokument des CEDEFOP vom Verwaltungsrat auf seiner Sitzung am 13. Marz 1998 diskutiert = "Reflexions sur une Europe de la connaissance": Un document de travail du CEDEFOP examine par le Conseil d'administration lors de la reunion du 13 mars 1998.
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) supports the aims of European Community (EC) activities and initiatives to promote lifelong learning and access to training. To promote competencies and lifelong learning, CEDEFOP has monitored development of lifelong learning skills, clarified main differences in the approaches to key qualifications in the European Union, and worked on recognizing, validating, and certifying nonformal learning. To monitor developments in vocational education and training in EC Member States, CEDEFOP has provided descriptions of systems and arrangements and analyzed trends. To serve European mobility and exchanges, CEDEFOP has improved understanding of different qualification systems and information about mobility. To promote exchange and dialogue among its partners, CEDEFOP has promoted exchange and dialogue through study visits program and Agora Thessaloniki. To support the EC effectively as a source of reference, CEDEFOP needs to provide four key elements: basic information on vocational education and training systems and arrangements in the Member States and links with the labor market; support for comparative research and overview and analysis of research and initiatives on key issues; support to meet partners' needs; and effective links among policy makers, social partners, researchers, and practitioners to promote the transfer of innovation and best practice. (German, English, and French versions appear in columns. Appendixes include possible future challenges and suggested areas for comparative research.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Developed Nations, Educational Certificates, Educational Cooperation, Foreign Countries, French, German, International Cooperation, Job Skills, Job Training, Lifelong Learning, Nonformal Education, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Student Certification, Vocational Education
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, P.O. Box 27, Finikas, GR-55102 Thessaloniki, Greece (free).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).