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European Training Foundation, 2023
Driven by social, economic and technological changes, labour markets are becoming more flexible in the European Union and its neighbourhing countries. This translates into growth in novel employment relationships, which differ from 'traditional work' in terms of working conditions, content, and regulatory and legal ramifications. Conducted between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Market, Social Change, Economic Change
European Training Foundation, 2022
Micro-credentials are an emerging phenomenon all over the world. They are seen as instrumental in supporting upskilling and reskilling in response to transformations in labour markets. New technologies and the green and digital transition are changing skills demand , and for such a transition, people will need to keep up-to-date and ensure their…
Descriptors: Microcredentials, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Evidence
Badescu, Mircea – European Training Foundation, 2022
This report provides the main findings and results from the 2022 collection of statistics on education, skills and employment in the ETF's partner countries. In addition, it provides the results of some ETF new strands of work: youth transition and skills mismatch. A statistical snapshot enabling the EU's candidate countries to reference…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Indicators, Cultural Differences, Dropouts
Badescu, Mircea – European Training Foundation, 2020
These Key Indicators on Education, Skills and Employment (KIESE) are a collection of statistics that are part of a broader set of indicators proposed by the ETF to enable an assessment of developments in the field of human capital in the partner countries. They include data on education, initial vocational education and training, lifelong…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Employment, Vocational Education, Human Capital
Jaouani, Abdelaziz; Nikolovska, Margareta; Milovanovitch, Mihaylo; Nielsen, Susanne – European Training Foundation, 2020
This European Training Foundation (ETF) assessment provides an external, forward-looking analysis of Azerbaijan's human capital development issues and Vocational Education and Training (VET) policy responses in a lifelong learning perspective. It identifies challenges related to education and training policy and practice that hinder the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
European Training Foundation, 2020
All countries in the EU Neighbourhood and Central Asia have been hit by the COVID-19 outbreak to a greater or lesser extent, with overall lower infection numbers compared to some of the EU Member States, although issues of under-reporting may impact on the reliability of data. All countries, apart from Belarus and Turkmenistan, made similar…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Economic Factors, Public Policy
European Training Foundation, 2020
The end of the school year is approaching in most countries of the EU neighbourhood and Central Asia. Most countries closed schools and all forms of face-to-face education and training in mid-March/early April 2020. As the crisis progresses, a stable picture is emerging. Countries have passed through similar stages since the outbreak: being…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries, Disease Control
Ermsone, Daiga – European Training Foundation, 2019
The European Training Foundation (ETF) has been providing regular input to the European Commission in implementing the work programme of the Eastern Partnership, a joint policy initiative aimed at deepening and strengthening relations between the EU, its Member States and its six Eastern Neighbours -- Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth Employment, Skill Development, Public Policy
Dorléans, Marie – European Training Foundation, 2019
The methodology presented in this paper offers an approach for assessing the robustness of a country's vocational education strategy from the governance and financing standpoints. The analysis may serve as an input for decisions on financial assistance. Developed on the basis of the European Commission's Budget Support Guidelines 2017 -- Annex 3,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Finance, Governance, Educational Policy
Brolpito, Alessandro – European Training Foundation, 2018
The digital transformation is, to varying degrees, taking place in European Training Foundation (ETF) partner countries also. The ETF aims at helping its partner countries reap the benefits of the opportunities offered by the digital transformation and address the related challenges. This paper presents the ETF's position on, and approach to,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, Online Courses
Badescu, Mircea – European Training Foundation, 2018
Based on data on vocational education, skills, employment and labour market outcomes compiled in 2018, this report provides an overview of trends and developments in ETF partner countries and aims to raise awareness on the use of indicators to drive the policy cycle.
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Job Skills, Employment, Labor Market
Thomas, Stefan – European Training Foundation, 2017
Work-based learning (WBL) and in particular apprenticeship have been high on the policy agendas of many countries and international organisations for several years. The five EU candidate countries--Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey--are no exception. Together with the EU Member States, they have…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Apprenticeships, Internship Programs, Vocational Education
European Training Foundation, 2017
This Green Paper is the result of intensive work during 2016 in partnership between the European Training Foundation (ETF) and the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science (MoES) with the involvement of other state and non-state VET institutions and stakeholders from five regions of the country: the City of Kyiv, Vinnitsa, Lviv, Rivne and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Administrative Organization, Governance
European Training Foundation, 2017
This report provides an overview of key policy developments in education, training, and employment in Belarus. The paper contains sections that review the country's key demographic and economic characteristics; education and training trends, challenges, policy and institutional setting; and labour market and employment trends, challenges, policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
Bardak, Ummuhan; Maseda, Martiño Rubal; Rosso, Francesca – European Training Foundation, 2015
This report provides the first analysis of young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) in the partner countries of the European Training Foundation (ETF), on the basis of available data, and includes a discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of using this analysis for policy interventions. Bearing in mind the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Out of School Youth, Unemployment, International Organizations
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