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26/05/2017

Cedefop: VET toolkit for tackling early leaving - A valuable source of support for policy-makers and VET providers.

A valuable source of support for policy-makers and VET providers.

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25/05/2017

Slovakia: Serious skills mismatch ahead if policy is not turned into action

Population ageing, demographic decline and learners’ study preferences are posing major challenges to Slovakia’s economy. Its labour force will not be able to meet labour market needs.

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25/05/2017

Slovakia: Better skills governance envisaged. Philosophers working as clerks, trained teachers as cashiers.

Philosophers working as clerks, trained teachers as cashiers.

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24/05/2017

European Commission: Unemployment and inactivity of young people – do we see progress and the right policy responses?

This 'Evidence in focus' on the 2017 Joint Employment Report, adopted on 3 March 2017 by the EPSCO Council, and its Scoreboard of Key Employment and Social Indicators looks at policy efforts to...

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23/05/2017

Estonia: VET schools promote language skills

The government supports Estonian as a second language and foreign language learning by learners in VET and higher education, to ensure better career opportunities and mobility.

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22/05/2017

Estonia: nine adult education projects to develop key competences

The government aims to reduce the share of adults aged 25 to 64 without professional or vocational education from 28.5% in 2016 to less than 25% by 2020, and to increase their...

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22/05/2017

European Semester 2017 Spring Package: Commission issues country-specific recommendations

The European Commission today presents its 2017 country-specific recommendations (CSRs), setting out its economic policy guidance for individual Member States for the next 12 to 18 months.

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22/05/2017

European Council adopts revision of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning

The Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council adopted the revision of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning today.

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19/05/2017

Let us know how online tools can help in managing people's skills and careers

Take this 5-minutes online survey and help shape the Commission’s online strategy in the field of education, training and...