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Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
European qualifications framework (EQF) levels reveal what a learner knows, understands, and can do at the end of a learning experience. Thanks to the comprehensive nature of the EQF, these learning outcomes can also provide policy-makers with a fine mesh of data about each particular level and every kind of qualification. Nowhere is this mesh…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualifications, Knowledge Level, Outcomes of Education
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
High quality vocational education and training (VET) relevant to labour market needs is a policy priority for the European Union (EU). The economic slowdown has led to worryingly high levels of unemployment and underemployment particularly among young people. Skills, qualifications and employability are central to Europe's economic recovery.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Employment Potential, Program Evaluation
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
The global financial and economic crisis has led to alarmingly high unemployment and underemployment in many European Union (EU) countries. Yet, surveys still find that more than one in three employers has problems filling vacancies. The latest European company survey, in spring 2013, found that about 40% of firms across the EU had difficulties…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Labor Force, Employment Qualifications
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
Initial work on the European qualifications framework (EQF) started in autumn 2004. Partly triggered by this initiative, qualifications frameworks have since become integral parts of almost all education and training systems in Europe. Outside Europe, more and more countries and regions (such as Asia-Pacific) are rapidly developing and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Qualifications, Program Implementation, Barriers
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
The economic crisis that peaked in 2009 sent shockwaves that will be felt for years to come. It affected businesses, increased social risk for many and destabilised job and career prospects. Young people, particularly, have been badly affected. They are suffering the highest unemployment rates and their prospects have been damaged most. But,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Career Counseling, Economic Climate
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
European enterprises give high priority to assessing skills and competences, seeing this as crucial for recruitment and human resource management. Based on a survey of 400 enterprises, 20 in-depth case studies and interviews with human resource experts in 10 countries, this report analyses the main purposes of competence assessment, the standards…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Career Development, Employment, Case Studies
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
This multilingual glossary defines 130 key terms used in European education and training policy. It is an extended and updated version of "Terminology of European education and training policy" (2008) and "Terminology of vocational training policy" (2004). It considers new priorities of European union policy, mainly in skills…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Needs Assessment
Grm, Slava Pevec; Bjørnåvold, Jens – Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
This study addresses qualifications at level 5 of the European qualifications framework (EQF) in 15 countries (Belgium (Flanders), the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, France, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, the United Kingdom (EWNI and Scotland) that had linked their national…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Employment Qualifications, Vocational Education, Lifelong Learning
Moreno da Fonseca, Pedro – Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
Europe faces an increase in the age of its natural population and a reduction in available labour force. The retirement of a highly qualified workforce, alongside a rise in demand for medium- and high-skilled workers, will likely result in labour shortages in several sectors and countries. The movement of qualified, third-country immigrants into…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Retirement, Labor Force
Dehmel, Alexandra – Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
Continuous vocational education and training (CVET) for all is essential to respond to increased global competition and changing technological and socioeconomic requirements. What can be done to make use of the full potential that CVET has to offer individuals, enterprises, society and the economy? How can participation in CVET be increased and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Guides, Disadvantaged, Vocational Education
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
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