“Employment Perspective for Migrants and Refugees” is a new community of practice, that is addressed mainly to persons who provide support to migrants and refugees in relation to employment, education and training, as well as to stakeholders active in the topics of education and employment for migrants and refugees.

Agricultural Alliance for Competence and Skills based Training (ACT project) aims to establish a strong connection between a sizable ecosystem: job seekers, job providers and training opportunities, in the agriculture sector, such there is a demand of qualified employees and a weak connection among job providers, job seekers and training programs. At this point, ACT aims at establishing and sustaining an Alliance for competences and skills based vocational education and training (VET) in agriculture. The motivation behind this, is to respond to the demand for lifelong-learning in the agricultural sector, facing environmental (Climate change and biodiversity loss), economic, social and territorial challenges, as well as EU directive reforms (Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)).
 
ACT Mission is to support and improve farming business by developing tools for defining competences on agricultural innovations and management. Consequently, ACT vision is to help the farming business to face current and future challenges, by providing innovative tools and establishing competence based vocational education
and training in agriculture. Taking these into account, ACT main scope is to improve the competitiveness of European farming.
Published in ECVET

One of Cedefop’s main priorities is to support EU Member States and social partners in further developing and improving vocational education and training (VET) and lifelong learning policies and practices. To be able to do this systematically, Cedefop has launched a series of policy learning forums on a range of subjects.

The aim is to establish a continuous process of sharing and learning where initial policy learning events are followed up through continued cooperation. Experts from 24 countries gathered in Thessaloniki on 24-25 September for the first forum, which addressed the way the learning outcomes principle and approach is used to define and describe VET qualifications across Europe.

Published in Miscellaneous topics

Young people acquire competencies not only at school, vocational education and training and other formal learning settings. They also acquire competencies when they take up responsibilities within their family, when they are meeting their friends, when they work in jobs, when they engage in sports or music, when they do volunteer work.