On September 15, The Foundation for the Development of the Education System has announced a competition to establish 120 Industry Skills Centers (BCU). BCU are technologically advanced centers for education, training and examination in a given industry, established in partnership with industry entities and bodies running vocational schools and vocational training centers.
Following the Council Recommendation on VET, the Vocational Education and Training Action Plan for 2022-2025 has been adopted by the Council of Ministers. The document presents measures planned for the implementation of the priorities of Council Recommendation of 24 November 2020 on vocational education and training (VET) for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience and the objectives of Osnabrück Declaration of 30 November 2020 on vocational education and training as an enabler of recovery and just transitions to digital and green economies.
The publication examines how national policies and practices in the field of career guidance and counselling in the EU Member States can support students at risk and early leavers from education and training. Identifies common patterns and existing information gaps and outlines future prospects.
Microcredentials are not new but have only recently gained EU-wide attention in policy debates. Cedefop has carried out a comprehensive research study to find out how they are designed, delivered and recognised.