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.

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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.

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More than 700 events in 45 countries - this is what the next edition of the European Vocational Skills Week will look like, to promote and improve the perception of vocational education and training in Europe.

 

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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.

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CEDEFOP has presented a new tool - the European Skills Index (ESI), which aims to monitor and compare activities relating to the development of skills undertaken by individual EU countries.

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September 2018 marks the start of the UniVet project (University or Vocational Education and Training), funded by the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships Programme.

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Cedefop has just published a report entitled "Guidance and outreach for inactive and unemployed - Poland" prepared within the ReferNet project.

The report presents the activities conducted to reach vulnerable groups affected by unemployment and inactivity, in particular young adults not in employment, education or training (NEET) and adults experiencing long-term unemployment (LTU). Two examples of outreach practices were chosen for an in-depth presentation: the activities of the Voluntary Labour Corps and the development of social cooperatives.

Report:

http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/publications-and-resources/country-reports/guidance-and-outreach-inactive-and-unemployed-poland

We cordially invite you to take a look at this report!

This research paper was prepared as a part of the CEDEFOP project The changing nature and role of VET (2016-18), as the third publication in a series. It presents the changes in European VET systems during the past two decades in a wide socio-economic context.

The research paper is accompanied by case studies of changes in the VET systems of 10 countries, including the case of the Polish VET system.

Research paper and case studies:

http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/publications-and-resources/publications/5567

Case study focusing on Poland:

http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/poland_cedefop_changing_nature_of_vet_-_case_study.pdf

The awards highlight good practices and recognise excellence in vocational education and training (VET) all over Europe. The winners will be announced during the closing event of European Vocational Skills Week 2018 in Vienna.

There are four categories of awards. September 20th is the deadline for the application in the VET Innovators category for:

- Teachers and trainers

- VET providers

- VET research.

Detailed information on the awards, criteria and application forms are available on the website of European Vocational Skills Week 2018:

https://ec.europa.eu/social/vocational-skills-week/evsw2018_en