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Cedefop, the European Center for the Development of Vocational Training, is looking for ambassadors to disseminate activities aimed at reducing early leaving from ​​vocational education and training.

The announcement is addressed to a wide range of people involved in the education process - from political decision makers, to learning providers and experts. Ambassadors are involved in developing a network of contacts of representatives from various countries, as well as providing a platform to exchange experiences and good practices on addressing early leaving from vocational education.


Additional information and the application form can be found at the CEDEFOP website.

CEDEFOOP has developed a range of tools, practical tips and good practices aimed at addressing early school leaving from ​​vocational education and training. These materials are available from the CEDEFOP website.

We have just completed the annual plenary meeting of ReferNet network members, with a record number of participants involved in the three-day event. Over 80 representatives from 30 different organisations debated the perspectives and development of vocational education in Europe.

Read more: 2018 ReferNet plenary meeting

New report „Proposed Models of Including Non-formal Sector Qualifications in National Qualifications Frameworks” presented.

Report is based on an in-depth analysis of seven countries about the process of including qualifications outside of formal education in NQF-based systems, as well as discussions with experts and stakeholders.

The publication is the result of a 2 ½ year project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme: Developing organisational and financial models for including non-formal sector qualifications in National Qualifications Frameworks - NQF-in.

Project partners included national qualifications systems experts from Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Ireland, Poland and Scotland.

Read more: New Report of NQF-in Project

Do you work with teachers or instructors of practical vocational training? Do you have people who want to teach or support vocational training, but lack pedagogical training? Submit a project application to finance the improvement of their qualifications through a grant from the Operational Programme Knowledge Development Education to improve their qualifications.

Read more: Transnational mobility of VET instructors and teachers

A conference organised by IBE entitled Validation in the Integrated Qualifications System − from assumptions to practice took place on October 16. The conference was attended by representatives of the Ministry of National Education, awarding bodies and sectoral organisations, as well as many others. The speakers and participants discussed their experiences relating to validation.

Read more: New technologies at the conference on validation