CEDEFOP informations

Cedefop Discovery Tool: explore a wealth of resources, scientific information and open access journals on VET

21. 2. 2018
The Discovery Tool of Cedefop browses a wealth of resources, scientific information and open access journals on VET issues, such as VET

European Parliament delegation visits Cedefop

13. 2. 2018
MEPs Anne Sander, Siôn Simon and Emilian Pavel, members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL), visited Cedefop on 12 and 13 February and had a fruitful exch

Upskilling pathways discussed at joint Cedefop-EESC policy learning forum

12. 2. 2018
Cedefop and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) jointly organised a policy learning forum (PLF) on ‘Upskilling pathways: a vision for the future’ in Brussels on 7 and 8 February.

Belgium: certified vocational training - a key to employment in Brussels

9. 2. 2018
In July 2017 a graduation ceremony was organised by Bruxelles Formation (public adult training provider in the Brussels Region) and 78 train

Belgium: Wallonia – higher VET to boost the tourism sector

9. 2. 2018
Tourism is an important sector in Wallonia (6.2% of GDP in 2012) but many initiatives fail through lack of management skills and incomplete knowledge of tourism and leisure specifics.

Austria: quality assurance in higher VET

9. 2. 2018
Many EU companies complain about skilled labour shortage and unqualified job applicants.

Latvia: Baltic cooperation for developing work-based learning

8. 2. 2018
Development of work-based learning (WBL) in initial vocational education (VET) is a national policy priority.

Latvia: growing support for in-company training

8. 2. 2018
Employer interest in providing in-company training (work placements) for vocational education (VET) learners has increased from 33% in 2014 to 39% in 2017, according to an Employers’ Confederation

Portugal: higher professional technical programmes

8. 2. 2018
High professional technical programmes (cursos técnicos superiores profissionais, CTSP) are higher education short-term training programmes (

Portugal: VET investment reinforced

8. 2. 2018
The President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, participated in the 7th Congress of the National Association of Professional Schools (ANESPO) in July 2017.

Malta: VINFL takes off

7. 2. 2018
Validation of informal and non-formal learning (VINFL) is a major asset in promoting lifelong learning and supporting access to learning for those with no qualifications from formal education.

Hungary: the Night of trades (Szakmák éjszakája)

7. 2. 2018
The Night of trades are interactive events organised in 2016 and 2017 as part of initiatives aiming to improve the attractiveness of VET and bring education closer to the business world, sectors an

Portugal: certification of training providers

7. 2. 2018
The Certification system for training providers is regulated by Portaria (Ordinance) nº 851/2010 that was amended by Portaria (Ordinance) nº 208/2013.

Portugal: five excellence awards at WorldSkills 2017

7. 2. 2018
In October 2017, the WorldSkills Event took place in Abu Dhabi.  It is held every two years and is the biggest vocational educa

Lithuania: single access point for vocational training and HE programmes

7. 2. 2018
A unified electronic system is in place for admitting learners in programmes offered by universities, colleges and VET schools.

Italy: the national qualification repertory

6. 2. 2018
In response to the diversity of qualifications and fragmentation of the national system, Italy is creating a unified national qualifications repertory.

Italy: multi-level governance is the future

6. 2. 2018
The reform of the labour market (via the Jobs Act) in Italy redefined, through Legislative Decree 150/2015,