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Cedefop Acting Director presents agency’s work at EESC meeting

At a meeting of the European Economic and Social Committee’s (EESC’s) Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship, on 13 February in Brussels, Cedefop Acting Director Mara Brugia shared the agency’s key achievements in 2018 and priorities for 2019.

Cyprus: access to training programmes for all registered unemployed

The standard multi-company training programmes are one of the schemes of the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA) with high participation rates. The main aim of the scheme is the participation of employed people in training programmes, designed and implemented by certified vocati...

Important skills for the future covered by Austria CVET courses

Statistics Austria published in 2018 a report on the latest available survey data on continuing vocational education and training (CVET), using data collected in 2015 as part of the Fifth European continuing vocational training survey (CVTS5).

Cedefop 2018 Skills Forecast reports on "Future Labour Market and Skills Trends"

Cedefop has prepared a series of country reports summarising the main trends and findings from the 2018 Skills Forecast.

Cedefop launches online surveys on skills anticipation and matching systems

Since 2017, and on their request, Cedefop has been working intensively with national authorities and stakeholders in Greece, Estonia, Bulgaria and Slovakia, to support them in strengthening their skills anticipation and matching capacities. 

Second quarter of 2018: Euro area job vacancy rate at 2.1%

The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 2.1% in the second quarter of 2018, stable compared with the previous quarter and up from 1.9% in the second quarter of 2017, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. 

A new toolkit for up-skilling low skilled people through VET

Replay-VET is a new tool designed to highlight the potential that exists within an aging labour market for generating new jobs and new careers for excluded and disadvantaged young people in Europe.

Skill development a shared responsibility – Cedefop Acting Director

Speaking to over 1 300 French vocational education and training (VET) stakeholders at the 16th université d’hiver (winter university) event on 30 January in Biarritz, Cedefop Acting Director Mara Brugia focused on the challenges European VET is facing and the policies to overcome them.

Eurostat November 2018 Newsrelease: Euro area unemployment stable at 7.9 %

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.9% in December 2018, stable compared with November 2018 and down from 8.6% in December 2017. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since October 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.6% in December 2018, stable...

Our new indicators bring even more value for career guidance providers!

Originally created to serve the needs of policy makers, the Skills Panorama has now added a number of indicators particularly valuable for career guidance practitioners.