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Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2018
National authorities across Europe have been developing outreach measures to address the needs of people who slip through the cracks of standard education, training and employment policies. People who lack basic life and work skills require holistic strategies, which may mobilize health, social and psychological services and delay standard…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Outreach Programs, Holistic Approach
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2018
Cedefop is one of the oldest European Union (EU's) decentralised agencies. Founded in 1975 and based in Greece since 1995, Cedefop supports development of European VET policies and contributes to their implementation. The Agency is helping the European Commission, EU Member States and the social partners to develop and implement the right European…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Vocational Education, Lifelong Learning, Labor Market
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2017
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…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Change, Adult Vocational Education
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2016
The year under review has been marked by a number of events that will inevitably have an impact on the immediate future of Cedefop and European vocational education and training (VET). The celebration of Cedefop's 40th anniversary, the Riga conclusions and the renewed ET 2020, the internal reorganisation of the Centre and Cedefop's planning for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Change, Adult Vocational Education
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2015
Better links between education and training and the labour market was a main thread of the Greek and Italian European Union (EU) Presidency programmes of 2014. This thread guided Cedefop's work and demand for its expertise throughout the year. With youth unemployment rates at more than 40%, improving young people's employability through more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Change, Adult Vocational Education
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
This report analyses how learning supports labour market transitions and career changes of adult workers across five countries (Denmark, Germany, Spain, France and Italy). To make the most of career and labour market opportunities, individuals have to rely on their own resources and their agency but also know how to navigate the institutional…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Labor Needs, Adults, Individual Needs
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
Cedefop's work programme 2014 constitutes an ambitious attempt to preserve its core activities, respond to new requests and ensure previous quality standards while respecting resource constraints. Nevertheless, it also reflects the risk that the Centre's ability to deliver its mission and increasing demands may be affected by further budgetary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Policy Analysis, Educational Policy
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
Accountability and dissemination of its work are important elements of Cedefop's policy to provide assurance to stakeholders for resources used and results achieved. For a centre of expertise and policy advice like Cedefop, the impact of which is hard to gauge for the common European citizen, legitimacy of public expenditure is important, and is…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Accountability, Educational Change, Educational Research
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2013
The study visits programme for education and vocational training specialists, part of the lifelong learning programme (2007-13), is an initiative of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Education and Culture. Cedefop coordinates the programme at the European level, whereas the national agencies implement the programme in the…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2013
This paper provides an overview of VET (vocational education and training) in Ireland. In Ireland, the main providers of VET are the national Training and Employment Authority (FAS--a non-commercial semi-State body, part of the public sector) and vocational education committees (VECs--public sector bodies at county level responsible for vocational…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Job Skills
Jemeljanova, Irina – Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2013
This publication is based on the outcomes of a Cedefop study on certification processes and competence requirements supporting the professionalisation of in-company trainers. It also builds on Cedefop's work on the changing roles and professional development of VET teachers and trainers (Cedefop, 2010b; Volmari et al., 2009) and the studies…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Professional Recognition
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2013
Reform of vocational education and training (VET) in Europe is complex, especially at a time of economic crisis. Cedefop raises awareness and provides analysis and advice to policy-makers at European level and in Member States to help them decide on policies and actions. Cedefop's work supports the European policy agenda for VET and lifelong…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Lifelong Learning, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2012
This paper presents data on the vocational education and training (VET) in Denmark. VET plays a key role in the Danish strategy for lifelong learning and meeting the challenges of globalisation and technological change. The Danish education and training system comprises a mainstream system providing qualifications at all levels, from compulsory…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Adult Students
Le Mouillour, Isabelle – Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2012
The European credit system for vocational education and training (ECVET) has benefited from the development of national qualifications frameworks and the learning outcomes approach to qualifications. It has also profited from the mutual trust and transparency created by successful learning mobility and lifelong learning experiences. The year 2012…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Program Implementation
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2012
This report reviews the use of loans for learning in 33 European countries and analyses the schemes in eight selected Member States: France, Hungary, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Finland, Sweden and the UK. The analysis shows that loan schemes vary considerably across Europe in terms of types and levels of learning covered, conditions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Student Loan Programs, Student Financial Aid
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