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.


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:

Case study focusing on Poland:

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:

The conference organised on the 20th and 21st of June in Warsaw, by the Educational Research Institute, will provide an opportunity to discuss the sectoral approach to qualifications. The conference is addressed to all interested in joining the development of sectoral qualifications: employers, industry organizations, trade unions, members of the Sector Competence Boards, representatives of central administration and local government, training companies and other institutions and units.

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A consortium of the Educational Research Institute (Instytut Badań Edukacyjnych) and the „Your New Opportunities” Association (Stowarzyszenie „Twoje Nowe Możliwości”) completed a research project co-funded by the State Fund for the Rehabilitation of Disabled People (PFRON). The main purpose of the project was to assess the effectiveness of PFRON’s activating activities and to perform an in-depth diagnosis of the social and professional situation of higher education graduates.

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Autumn is full of meetings, conferences and seminars on vocational education and training.
The Centre for Education Development is holding a series of 12 sectoral seminars during which representatives of ministries, Centre experts, the Educational Research Institute and the Central Examination Board will join in a discussion with industry representatives about the directions in which a given sector and its occupations are developing. The meetings are being implemented as part of the Partnership for Vocational Training project, aimed at adapting vocational education and training to the needs of the labour market. These activities are carried out in cooperation with employers and other social partners.
During the project, representatives of employers, industry associations and employers' organisations are developing curriculum for vocational training, diploma supplements, professional development pathways, and other program documents.

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