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16/11/2017

Cedefop: New European handbook on learning outcomes

Cedefop has just published a European handbook on defining, writing and applying learning outcomes, addressed to...

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14/11/2017

OECD: Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs) - Updated: November 2017

The OECD unemployment rate was stable at 5.7% in September 2017. Across the OECD area, 35.7 million people were unemployed, 3.0 million more than in April 2008.

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09/11/2017

Cedefop: Defining, writing and applying learning outcomes. A European handbook

This Cedefop handbook is addressed to individuals and institutions actively involved in defining and writing learning outcomes in education and training. Its ambition is to act as a reference...

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08/11/2017

Cedefop: The changing nature and role of vocational education and training in Europe

This research paper is the first in a series produced as part of the Cedefop project The changing nature and role of VET (2016-18).

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03/11/2017

Eurostat: Euro area unemployment at 8.9%

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.9% in September 2017, down from 9.0% in August 2017 and from 9.9% in September 2016.

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31/10/2017

European Commission on Employment: Report confirms effectiveness of EU Globalisation Fund

The Commission has published its report on the performance of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) in 2015 and 2016.

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31/10/2017

Cedefop: The future of VET is now

The 26th annual international conference of the European Forum for Vocational Education and Training (EfVET), which was held in Thessaloniki from 25 to 28 October, focused on ‘aligning work and...

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25/10/2017

Cedefop's Peer learning conference: Do national qualifications frameworks (NQFs) make a difference?

NQF developments in Europe have been rapid.  Latest developments attest to the growing attention qualifications frameworks have been receiving from policy-makers and practitioners.

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25/10/2017

Skillsnet e-bulletin: October 2017

The SKILLSNET e-bulletin October 2017 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.

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24/10/2017

Cedefop: Promoting skills and careers without borders – WorldSkills conference

The 2017 WorldSkills competition took place in Abu Dhabi (15 to 19 October) with 59 national teams competing in 51 skills...