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Eurostat November 2018 Newsrelease: Euro area unemployment at 7.9 %

22/01/2019
November 2018 Euro area unemployment at 7.9% EU28 at 6.7%
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Digital skills and VET in Romanian EU Presidency’s programme

18/01/2019
Romania has taken over the rotating six-month EU Presidency for the first time. Its programme, published on 15 January, focuses on ‘cohesion, a common European value’ and includes provisions for vocational education and training (VET), digital skills and mobility.
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The Romanian presidency of the Council of the EU: 1 January - 30 June 2019

18/01/2019
The presidency of the Council rotates among the EU member states every 6 months. During this 6-month period, the presidency chairs meetings at every level in the Council, helping to ensure the continuity of the EU's work in the Council. The priorities of the Romanian Presidency are driv...
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Report "Precarious Work, Precarious Lives: how policy can create more security" published by FEPS and TASC Irish think tank

18/01/2019
In Ireland the absence of universal health and childcare makes the insecurity of precarious work even greater. Often, policymaker narratives focus on the unemployment figures declining, yet we are seeing more and more workers experiencing or being at risk of in-work poverty, especially through pr...
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Advantages in accessing employment and for the modularisation of training courses

18/01/2019
Report by the French Centre for Research on Education, Training and Emloyment "Ministry of Labour qualifications tested in the field".
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Cedefop launches ‘matching skills’ online information tool

17/01/2019
The new Cedefop database aims to match individuals’ skills (jobseekers and students) to current and anticipated labour market needs by presenting relevant education and training and labour market policy instruments in EU Member States. The tool is designed for policy-makers working on education a...
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Internet use in the EU, 2018 – digitalisation at work

09/01/2019
16% of employed internet users reported changes in their job tasks due to new software or computerised equipment
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Cedefop community of apprenticeship experts launched

08/01/2019
Cedefop hosted the virtual launch of its new community of apprenticeship experts on 13 December.
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ECVET magazine no 33 - December 2018

08/01/2019
Keep abreast of latest developments on ECVET, learn about creating ECVET units of learning outcomes, using the principles of ECVET and EQF, assessment of prior learning.
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Youth Guarantee reports on continued education and traineeships to promote labour market inclusion for young people released

08/01/2019
Two new reports discuss how young people's entry into employment can be supported through skills development, either through continued education or traineeships. The reports are based on real-life experiences over the first five years of the Youth Guarantee.