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European Platform of Vocational Excellence Water

12/2020
The project intends to create the infrastructure necessary to embed vocational excellence in the water sector in Europe, thus laying the grounds for vocational curriculum development and consequently competence development of VET students. Vocational Education and training (VET) has an importa...
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ESSA-Sport project “European Sector Skills Alliance for Sport and Physical Activity” final outputs

10/2020
ESSA-Sport project “European Sector Skills Alliance for Sport and Physical Activity” officially closed at the end of 2019. The final outputs/deliverables have now all been finalised and published, and can be downloaded from the ESSA-Sport website (www.essa-sport.eu). The list of public fina...
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Refugee skills and labour market needs: fact sheets

07/2019
In 2017, the global population of forcibly displaced people increased to 68.5 million, compared with 65.6 million in 2016. Among these, 25.4 million were refugees. Most refugees live in developing countries of asylum, struggling to prove themselves in economies which are unable to absorb...
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Cedefop Skills System Country Performance Infographics - 2018 European Skills Index

06/2019
Cedefop 2018 European Skills Index presents a series of infographics summarising the relative performance for each one of Europe’s Member States Skills System. The analysis is based in three different areas: skills development, skills activation and skills matching. Skills development assesses th...
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Cedefop 2018 infographics collection on future labour market and skills trends

02/2019
Cedefop 2018 #SkillsForecast presents a series of infographics summarising future labour market and skills trends for each one of Europe’s Member States. The Skills Forecast looks at the period going up to 2030. In these infographics you can find information answering questions such as “what woul...
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Eurostat November 2018 Newsrelease: Euro area unemployment at 7.9 %

01/2019
The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.9% in November 2018, down from 8.0% in October 2018 and from 8.7% in November 2017. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since October 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.7% in November 2018, stable compared with...
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Back to the news list The top ICT skills in demand by companies today

01/2019
Competitiveness, innovation and job creation in Europe are increasingly driven by the use of new information and communication technologies (ICT). Which ICT skills are most needed today, and where? In a constantly evolving environment, companies and public services need to further invest i...
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ECVET magazine no 33 - December 2018

01/2019
In this edition you will find articles on: the European Vocational Skills Week 2018: addressing the future of VET (by Cedefop experts); the transnational ECVET Enterprise project; the use of ECVET in Czech Republic (mid-term evaluation); the ECVET Peer Learning Activity focusing ...
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The OECD Skills for Jobs Database 2018

10/2018
The new wave of data now covers 40 countries with the addition of 9 countries – Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Turkey and the United States. Data are now also available at the regional level for several countries (Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Poland and the United King...
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News Article | Social enterprise: Entrepreneurship with a social impact

10/2018
As pointed out by the European Commission, entrepreneurship and self-employment help create jobs, develop skills and give unemployed and vulnerable people an opportunity to fully participate in society and the economy. Accounting for 14% of total employment, self-employed people play an import...