CEDEFOP informations

European big data hackathon follow up: from competition to cooperation

20. 9. 2017
Prototype improvement, ideas for cooperation and suggestions for future actions were the main points of the European big data hackathon (#euBDhack) follow up, jointly organised by Cedefop and Euros

#CedefopPhotoAward 2017 winners announced

18. 9. 2017
Teams of vocational education and training (VET) learners from Lithuania and Ireland are the winners of this year’s #CedefopPhotoAward competition.

Spain: Youth guarantee system stimulus

15. 9. 2017
The Youth guarantee initiative aims to support youth employment, ensuring that young people receive an offer of employment, education or training after they finish their studies or become unemploye

‘Skillset and match’ September issue is out!

15. 9. 2017
The September 2017 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.

France: training programmes plan for job-seekers extended to 2017

15. 9. 2017
The 500 000 formations supplémentaires plan, initiated in January 2016, was designed to provide training to one million job-seekers over the year, doubling the number of unemployed people

Thessaloniki 2030 resilience strategy presented to Cedefop

13. 9. 2017
Thessaloniki Deputy Mayor for Urban Resilience and Development Planning Lina Liakou visited Cedefop on 13 September and presented the Municipality’s ongoing work on the city’s 2030 resilience strat

Apprenticeships discussed at Cedefop policy learning forum

8. 9. 2017
Stakeholders and national experts directly involved in Cedefop’s thematic country reviews (TCRs) on apprenticeships took part in the first policy learning forum on apprenticeships on 7 and 8 Septem

European vocational skills week: gearing up for more success in 2017

6. 9. 2017
Following the resounding success of the first European vocational skills week in 2016, a second instalment will take place in Brussels and across Europe in 2017 (20 to 24 November).

Apprenticeships to be discussed at Cedefop policy learning forum

29. 8. 2017
Stakeholders and national experts directly involved in Cedefop’s thematic country reviews (TCRs) on apprenticeships will take part in the first policy learning forum on apprenticeships on 7 and 8 S

Investing in skills pays off – new Cedefop study

3. 8. 2017
A new Cedefop study on the economic and social cost of low-skilled adults in the EU seeks to provide evidence for policy-makers to design and implement policies tailored to this particular group.

German Ambassador to Greece visits Cedefop

1. 8. 2017
Ways of cooperating were discussed during German Ambassador to Greece Jens Plötner’s visit to Cedefop on 1 August.

Save the date - Conference/peer learning activity on the impact of NQFs

21. 7. 2017
Thessaloniki, Greece, 9-10 November 2017 Cedefop, in cooperation with the European Commission and Quality and Qualifications Ireland

VET researchers meet practitioners

21. 7. 2017
A first formal encounter between vocational education and training (VET) researchers and practitioners, organised jointly by UNESCO/UNEVOC and Cedefop, took place at the United Nations campus in Bo

Real-time labour market information analysis presented at OECD

19. 7. 2017
Cedefop’s analysis of real-time labour market information was presented by expert Alena Zukersteinova at a conference on adapting to changing skill needs organised by the Organisation for Economic

President Juncker in Thessaloniki award ceremony

14. 7. 2017
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Faculty of Law of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki at a ceremony at Thessaloniki’s Concer

MEPs Zdechovský and Zagorakis visit Cedefop

10. 7. 2017
MEPs Tomáš Zdechovský and Thodoris Zagorakis visited Cedefop in Thessaloniki on 10 July and were briefed on the agency’s work by Director James Calleja, heads of department and other staff.

Equal opportunities for all among Estonian EU Presidency priorities

7. 7. 2017
Set up around the ‘Unity through balance’ motto, Estonia has assumed the six-month rotating Presidency of the European Union (EU) Council until the end of 2017.

Cedefop presents cooperation on qualifications frameworks at TVET conference

7. 7. 2017
Cedefop took part in a large-scale international conference on ‘skills on the move: global trends, local resonances’, organised by UNESCO, the People’s Republic of China and the German Federal Mini

Skills Panorama awarded EPSA best practice certificate

29. 6. 2017
Skills Panorama, the European Commission project powered by Cedefop, which assesses skills needs in accordance with current labour market trends, has been awarded an

Cedefop presents preliminary apprenticeship review results to Greek Minister

29. 6. 2017
Cedefop is finalising a thematic country review on apprenticeships in Greece and presented preliminary findings to Deputy Minister of Education Dimitris Baxevanakis at the ministry in Athens on 26