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Publication date: January 2016
Publication number:
9105
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The January 2016 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.

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2016
Publication date: January 2016
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8090
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The Dutch vocational education and training system in a six-page guide.

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Guide to anticipating and matching skills and jobs VOLUME 4
Publication date: December 2015
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2214
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This guide is a part of the ETF, ILO and Cedefop series of guides on skills anticipation and matching.

All the guides follow a common structure, although they vary in level of detail, technical content and case studies. The ETF, Cedefop and the ILO worked closely together to develop the guides, usually with one agency/organisation taking the lead and the others providing inputs, case studies, comments and reviews. All guides have undergone extensive validation and peer review; they were also discussed in detail in international expert seminars in which academic representatives, anticipation and matching experts, and potential end-users from across the world provided comments and feedback on content and usability. Experts and staff of the three organisations also peer reviewed the guides before their publication.

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Publication date: December 2015
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5551
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Update 2015
Publication date: December 2015
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8092
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Croatia's vocational education and training system in a six-page guide.

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Publication date: December 2015
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5552
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This report provides an in-depth analysis of adults’ participation in non-formal job-related education and training in Europe, having particular but not exclusive regard to employed adults.

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Publication date: December 2015
Publication number:
3073
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The European guidelines for validating non-formal and informal learning are written for individuals and institutions responsible for the initiation, development, implementation and operation of validation arrangements.

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Publication date: December 2015
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9104
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Characteristics, needs and ways of support
Publication date: December 2015
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5550
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This publication is the final report on Cedefop’s study on in-company trainers in small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Publication date: December 2015
Publication number:
8607
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Update 2015
Publication date: December 2015
Publication number:
8084
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Update 2015
Publication date: December 2015
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8091
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Belgium's vocational education and training system in a six-page guide.

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Publication date: December 2015
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9103
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Evidence from Cedefop’s European skills and jobs survey
Publication date: November 2015
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3072
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What has been the impact of the economic crisis on skill mismatch? Is there a cost in getting the unemployed quickly into any job? Why is skill mismatch prevalent among the EU workforce? To answer these and other timely questions on skill mismatch, Cedefop carried out the European skills and jobs (ESJ) survey.

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Publication date: November 2015
Publication number:
6126
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This study investigates the role of modules and units in vocational education and training (VET) in 15 EU countries and aims to determine how these structures fit in the wider VET systems.

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A statistical picture
Publication date: November 2015
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5548
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Publication date: November 2015
Publication number:
2213
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How far is the world progressing towards comprehensive qualifications frameworks?
The 2015 global inventory of regional and national qualifications frameworks, compiled by Cedefop, Unesco-HQ, the European Training Foundation and the Unesco Institute for Lifelong Learning, was launched on 25 April in Riga, Latvia.

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Publication date: November 2015
Publication number:
9102
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Lessons from policy and practice in European Union countries
Publication date: November 2015
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5546
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This study reviews recent policies and practices aiming to tackle unemployment through addressing skill mismatch in the EU-28 Member States. It examines skill mismatch policy instruments aimed at reducing unemployment as well as measures to prevent it.

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Striking a balance between vocational education and training and the labour market
Publication date: October 2015
Publication number:
3071
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The global crisis has increased unemployment in the EU to unprecedented levels, yet many employers claim they have difficulties finding skilled workers to fill their vacancies. This report shows that most vacancy bottlenecks arise because of factors other than general skill deficits, including job offers of poor quality.

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Italy, Slovenia, Luxembourg and Greece
Publication date: October 2015
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9107
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Signposting the apprenticeship path in Lithuania
Publication date: October 2015
Publication number:
4140
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The publication is the final report of the thematic country review of apprenticeship in Lithuania. The report is based on information and views gathered in consultation with stakeholders in Lithuania (representatives of ministries, social partners, VET providers, companies, students, teachers and trainers).

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Publication date: October 2015
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8089
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Short description
Publication date: October 2015
Publication number:
4141
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Luxembourg’s vocational education and training (VET) is highly differentiated. Apprenticeships and school-based VET coexist. While some features may seem similar to those in other countries, taking a closer look is important to understand national concepts and terms.

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Insights from Cedefop’s European skills and jobs survey
Publication date: October 2015
Publication number:
8088
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Many of the skills Europe needs for sustainable economic recovery will be learned at work. According to Cedefop’s new European skills and jobs survey, to overcome skill mismatches, more and better jobs that invest in people’s skills are needed.

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Publication date: September 2015
Publication number:
9101
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Publication date: September 2015
Publication number:
3070
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This publication takes stock of recent Cedefop research on CVET. It analyses how CVET contributes to reaching economic and social policy objectives of the European Union regarding inclusion, employment, innovation, productivity, competitiveness and growth.

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Publication date: September 2015
Publication number:
5549
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Work-based continuing vocational education and training (CVET) requires more attention and strategic action. Work-based learning (WBL) is a powerful way to support adult learning and human resource development in enterprises, but the potential it has to offer has not yet been fully exploited in Europe.

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Publication date: September 2015
Publication number:
5547
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This Cedefop research paper examines the role played by learning outcomes approaches in pedagogical change in initial vocational education and training (VET) in 15 EU Member States.

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Publication date: September 2015
Publication number:
9100
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The September issue of Skillset and match magazine is now available to read and download. Cedefop marked its 40th anniversary with a social activity and a conference in Thessaloniki, in June. Skillset and match has a full report and interviews from the celebrations as well as the first findings of its European skills and jobs survey, and more on the latest developments in European vocational education and training.

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In pursuit of quality and relevance: revitalising apprenticeship
Publication date: September 2015
Publication number:
4139
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This is the final report of the thematic country review (TCR) on apprenticeships in Malta. It is largely based on information collected from stakeholders and includes areas for future reforms and suggestions for action. Malta will decide whether and how these would be taken forward.

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Despite improvements, adult learning still needs to become more attractive, inclusive, accessible and flexible
Publication date: August 2015
Publication number:
9099
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Publication date: July 2015
Publication number:
3069
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Annual report 2014
Publication date: July 2015
Publication number:
6127
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In 2014 there was stronger political commitment and more technical work towards developing and implementing national qualifications frameworks (NQFs) across Europe. Cedefop’s fifth annual report and analysis confirms the key role of these frameworks in making qualifications comparable within and between countries.

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Lithuania, Malta and Latvia
Publication date: June 2015
Publication number:
9106
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Forecasts up to 2025 point to major differences in skills supply and demand across Member States
Publication date: June 2015
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9098
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Publication date: June 2015
Publication number:
4138
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All you need to know about Cedefop's work in an illustrated guide. Get acquainted with the agency's structure, current activities, networks and 40-year history.

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Publication date: May 2015
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8606
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Publication date: May 2015
Publication number:
2213
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How far is the world progressing towards comprehensive qualifications frameworks? The 2015 global inventory of regional and national qualifications frameworks, compiled by Cedefop, Unesco-HQ, the European Training Foundation and the Unesco Institute for Lifelong Learning, was launched on 25 April in Riga, Latvia.

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Anniversary edition
Publication date: May 2015
Publication number:
4137
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The report provides an overview of European national qualifications frameworks (NQFs) and their qualifications, celebrating Cedefop's long-term work in the field and showing that the Centre can make a difference to European vocational education and training and, more importantly, to European citizens.

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Anniversary edition
Publication date: May 2015
Publication number:
4135
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This anniversary publication presents a concise picture of essential features of VET in Europe. Reporting on and analysing vocational education and training (VET) has been a Cedefop core activity throughout its 40-year history.

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Publication date: May 2015
Publication number:
4136
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Better links between education and training and the labour market was a main thread of the Greek and Italian EU Presidency programmes of 2014. This thread guided Cedefop’s work and demand for its expertise throughout the year.

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Publication date: May 2015
Publication number:
9097
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A special edition of Skillset and match magazine celebrating Cedefop’s 40th anniversary is now available to read and download. This special edition features messages from leading European figures, including European Parliament President Martin Schulz, Cedefop’s stakeholders, its own people past and present, and articles on the agency’s work to improve vocational education and training in Europe and its prospects.

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Publication date: April 2015
Publication number:
5545
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European policy-making in vocational education and training (VET) needs to be supported by sound evidence.

In this report, Cedefop has selected a set of 33 indicators to quantify some key aspects of VET and lifelong learning. The selection is based on the indicators’ policy relevance and their importance in achieving the Europe 2020 objectives. This publication should be regarded as a valuable tool to help policy-makers better understand and assess VET developments in each country.

The report includes recent evidence from the European Statistical System.

While this set of indicators does not claim to assess national systems or policies, they could be used to reflect on progress towards the strategic objectives set for Europe.

The indicators take 2010 as the baseline year and present statistical overviews in all European Union Member States and also the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey.

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Publication date: March 2015
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9096
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Publication date: March 2015
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8083
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Short description
Publication date: March 2015
Publication number:
4134
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This short description contributes to a better understanding of vocational education and training (VET) in Latvia by providing an insight into its main features and by highlighting VET policy developments and current challenges.

Recent VET initiatives and reforms focus on strengthening cooperation between stakeholders, developing sectoral qualifications, and raising efficiency and quality of vocational education. The VET provider network is being optimised to respond to demographic trends and shrinking financial resources. At the same time, several policy measures aim to make VET more attractive, for instance by increasing support for learners and labour market relevance through stronger focus on new forms of work-based learning.

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Cedefop’s monitoring report on vocational education and training policies 2010-14
Publication date: March 2015
Publication number:
3067
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European countries’ joint work on vocational education and training (VET) shows clear signs of progress but there is more to do. In many countries, the Bruges communiqué of 2010 has inspired systemic reforms focusing on learning-outcomes-oriented standards and curricula. In several cases, these were triggered by the work on qualifications frameworks. In other countries, the main impact of the communiqué is reflected in their work on apprenticeships but there are challenges in securing its quality. The development of national qualifications frameworks (NQFs), measures to reduce early leaving, and policies to promote lifelong learning for low-skilled and other groups at risk have also been high on national policy agendas. Work on the European tools will need to ensure they interact better with and focus more on European citizens and employers to produce the intended benefit. Other challenges include better use of information on labour market outcomes of VET graduates, strengthening efforts to promote creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in VET, and ensuring professional development opportunities for VET teachers and trainers.

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Publication date: February 2015
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4133
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2015
Publication date: February 2015
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8086
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Supporting internal quality management and quality culture
Publication date: February 2015
Publication number:
3068
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Quality assurance is important for accreditation and certification of studies and diplomas. But for continuous improvement, institutions must also set up effective internal quality management. This handbook focuses on the importance of internal quality management specifically for institutions involved in vocational education and training (VET).

The handbook is meant to guide VET providers through a quality journey, based on the PDCA (plan-do-check-act/review) cycle, which underlies any quality management system (QMS). The handbook’s guidelines, advice and practical examples are taken from 20 providers of initial, continuing or sector-based vocational training, all of which have successful and mature quality management in place.

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Publication date: February 2015
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9095
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Publication date: February 2015
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8085
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linking economic, social and individual benefits
Publication date: January 2015
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9094
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Publication date: January 2015
Publication number:
9093
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The January issue of Cedefop’s magazine Skillset and Match, the first of our 40th anniversary year, is available to read and download. It is packed with exclusive messages and interviews, features, news from EU Member States and information on new publications.

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Guidance in employers’ age management strategies
Publication date: January 2015
Publication number:
5544
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A new Cedefop report draws attention to the mutual benefits to workers and organisations that arise when guidance is integrated in age management strategies. The report offers insights on how to develop guidance activities at the workplace.

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The validation challenge: how close is Europe to recognising all learning? cover
Publication date: November 2014
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9092
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Qualifications frameworks: expanding influence, persisting obstacles cover
Publication date: November 2014
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2013/14
Publication date: November 2014
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8074
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Spotlight on VET Ireland
2013/14
Publication date: November 2014
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8075
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