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Vocational Education

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Vocational students [What Europe does for you]

If you are studying on a vocational or professional track, your talents are key to a strong economy and the EU wants to help you develop your skills. The EU invests in improving awareness, creating opportunities, and supporting those in charge to provide the best quality and most relevant training possible. Continue reading

Recognition of professional qualifications

This keysource aims at giving an overview of how Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications has been implemented but also highlighting the important issue of extending the scope of the system to more professions. There are three avenues for the mutual recognition of qualifications in the EU: automatic recognition , the general system … Continue reading

Une garantie européenne pour la jeunesse: Favoriser l’insertion sur le marché du travail

Avec plus d’un jeune européen sur cinq au chômage, l’Union européenne (UE) a fait de l’insertion de sa jeunesse une priorité. Pour venir en aide aux 15-24 ans en difficulté, la mise en place d’une “garantie pour la jeunesse” constitue un nouveau dispositif phare. Via ce dispositif entré en vigueur en 2014, les Etats membres … Continue reading

Learning and skills – Can they better match employer needs?

The publication last month of OECD’s first skills survey of adults aged 16-65 emphasised critical weaknesses in the European labour force in the areas of literacy, numeracy and digital skills. As the EP Committee for Culture & Education meets this week to vote on the agreement reached with the Council on Erasmus+, we focus on … Continue reading

State of play of the European Qualifications Framework implementation

The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council on 23 April 2008 (OJ C 111, 6.5.2008, p. 1–7). The EQF encourages countries to relate their qualifications systems or frameworks to the EQF by 2010 and to ensure that all new qualifications issued from 2012 carry a reference to the … Continue reading

European cooperation in Vocational Education and Training (Europe 2020 strategy)

Vocational education and training (VET) has been an essential part of EU policy since the very establishment of the European Community. Vocational education and training  has a key economic function in up-skilling and integrating young people into the labour market and in providing high quality technical skills. It is also a crucial element of the EU … Continue reading

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