29 juillet 2015

Luxembourg - 2015 EU Presidency programme – education, young people, culture and sport

HomeFrom 1 July to 31 December 2015, Luxembourg will occupy the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the twelfth time.
One of the Luxembourg Presidency's priorities is to put 'the citizen at the heart of the European project.' The Luxembourgish Ministry of Education, Children and Youth, the Ministry of Culture, and the Ministry of Sport have published a list of events in education and training that are to take place under Luxembourg’s Presidency:

  • meeting of the high-level working group on education and training – 18 and 19 June 2015;
  • symposium on 'Staying on track: countering dropping out and promoting success at school' – 9 and 10 July 2015;
  • meeting of the Bologna follow-up group (BFUG) – 8 and 9 September 2015;
  • conference on 'Diversity and multilingualism in education and reception of very young children' – 10 and 11 September 2015;
  • meeting of the European lifelong guidance policy network (ELGPN) – 28 and 29 September 2015;
  • meeting of directors of Erasmus+/youth agencies – 13 to 16 October 2015;
  • hearing of young Europeans on 'Inclusive education: take action! Luxembourg recommendations' – 15 and 16 October 2015;
  • conference on 'Family learning: good practices across Europe' – 22 and 23 October 2015;
  • meeting of head teachers – 26 and 27 October 2015;
  • seminar: Europea: agricultural education in Europe – 5 to 7 November 2015; 
  • meeting of vocational training directors – 16 and 17 November 2015;
  • conference on 'Youth guarantee: a first assessment' – 17 and 18 November 2015; 
  • meeting of directors of higher education – 24 and 25 November 2015;
  • formal meeting of the Education Committee – 3 and 4 December 2015. 

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Learning outcomes to be discussed in policy learning forum

HomeA main priority for Cedefop is to support Member States and social partners in further developing and improving vocational education and training and lifelong learning policies and practices.
To be able to do this in a systematic way, Cedefop organises a series of policy learning forums covering a range of different subjects, the first of which will take place on 24 and 25 September in Thessaloniki. More...

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Green economy ‘a great opportunity’

HomeA new joint report on green skills and innovation for inclusive growth by Cedefop and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) provides evidence and policy analysis to foster an equitable shift to greener economies and more sustainable societies. More...

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European and national skill supply and demand forecasts for 2025: Now online

HomeHow will skill supply and demand develop over the next decade? Cedefop’s data and analyses for the European Union and – for the first time – each Member State, provide insights to help develop vocational education and training policies. More...

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International conference on lifelong learning ICOLLE 2015

HomeMendel University's Institute of Lifelong Learning in Brno, Czech Republic, organises an international scientific conference on lifelong learning assessment and quality increase within the European context (15 and 16 September at the university's congress centre in Křtiny, near Brno). More...

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Germany: successful start for social project of Audi subsidiaries – dual education in Italy

HomeThe two Audi subsidiaries Lamborghini and Ducati are celebrating a milestone in their joint social project on dual education in Italy (DESI).
Since September 2014, Lamborghini and Ducati have been developing a new process for vocational education and training (VET) in Italy, based on the German dual system. More...

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France: digital plan for education – 500 schools and collèges to be connected to the Internet

HomeThe national consultation on digital technology for education was launched in January this year and ended 9 March. Students, teachers, education managers, parents, associations and municipal authorities participated widely in the consultation. Over 50 000 questionnaires were completed, and over 150 meetings bringing together more than 10 000 participants were organised to mobilise local players. More...

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France: career transition counselling – cornerstone of creating career paths

HomeNew provisions created by the Vocational Training Act of 5 March 2014 rely on involvement of employees or job seekers. With this in mind, career guidance counselling, endorsed in January 2015, plays a central role in coordinating personal training accounts, vocational interviews, or validation of prior experience.
Career transition counselling (conseil en évolution professionnelle – CEP) is a new system, which offers support to individuals in vocational training. The system is free of charge; it is offered outside the company, and is available to all individuals, such as employees, job seekers, freelancers and public agents.
CEP is available in three service levels defined by the decree of 16 July 2014:

  1. providing customised support to individuals, putting their career into perspective, offering personalised advice and access to tailored information on occupations and training;
  2. supporting individuals to develop or specify professional projects, verifying their feasibility and identifying skills or qualifications to be acquired, developed or recognised;
  3. helping individuals to carry out their professional project, put an action plan in place and identify contacts and funding.

To benefit from CEP, interested parties should contact the organisations empowered to provide it.
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Spain - government approves reform of vocational training

HomeThe Spanish government approved the urgent reform of the vocational training system of the labour system (VTL). It is one of the most important structural reforms of this legislature, as it gives access to higher-quality jobs and contributes to combatting inequality, strengthening transparency and controlling fraud. More...

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Malta - a vocational education training policy for Malta

HomeMalta's largest vocational education institution, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) has been entrusted with implementation of the national vocational education and training (VET) policy. This was the result of a rigorous consultation process led by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education in collaboration with various VET stakeholders. The new policy outlines 18 key areas of development, which revolve around widening VET provision, strengthening existing and developing new measures, and creating a structure for implementation. More...

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