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.


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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