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ReferNet Poland: developing the Integrated skills strategy

15/06/2018
The Ministry of National Education is preparing the Integrated skills strategy (Zintegrowana Strategia Umiejętności - ZSU). Development of the strategy is funded by the ESF under the framework of the partnership agreement of the European Structural and Investment Funds. The s...
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Cedefop: Online survey “Vocational Education and Training 2035“

13/06/2018
The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) is currently working on a project focusing on the ‘Changing Nature and Role of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Europe’. This project supports the European Commission and the EU Member States in setting object...
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Skills Panorama now closer to guidance practitioners

11/06/2018
Skills Panorama team is pleased to announce the redesign of the website! Faster to navigate and easier to use, the new Skills Panorama aspires to broaden its user groups and to welcome guidance practitioners.
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Eurostat: Euro area unemployment at 8.5% and EU28 at 7.1%

31/05/2018
The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.5% in April 2018, down from 8.6% in March 2018 and from 9.2% in April 2017. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since December 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.1% in April 2018, stable compared with March 2018 an...
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Cedefop: Labour market and skills information systems for VET policies

29/05/2018
Cedefop, together with the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU organises the 5th Cedefop Brussels-based seminar. These seminars, organised in cooperation with the rotating EU-Presidencies, build on Cedefop research and analyses and address issues relevant to European debates on voca...
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Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work: Skillset and match – May 2018 issue 13 is published

22/05/2018
The May 2018 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.
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Refernet Lithuania: The competence voucher – a ticket to training for employees in SMEs and large enterprises

21/05/2018
The Ministry of Economy, since March 2017, has provided companies with ample opportunities to invest quickly and easily in employee training, supporting employees to adapt faster to changing needs of the labour market.
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Refernet Ireland: exchequer-employer investment for workplace skills

21/05/2018
In March 2017, the Irish Government launched a public consultation on a proposed exchequer-employer investment mechanism for education and training interventions in post-secondary education in Ireland. The consultation will examine the feasibility of an increase in the National Training Fun...
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European Commission: Youth Guarantee - latest data shows progress but more work is needed

21/05/2018
The Youth Guarantee, supported by the Youth Employment Initiative, has helped make a dent in youth unemployment and inactivity.
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Registration now open for Cedefop's skills forecast launch event

16/05/2018
Cedefop will present its new European skills forecast up to 2030 at a high-level