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Economy & Jobs 22-11-2017

The role of teachers and school heads in improving Vocational Education and Training

The European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE) is pleased to announce the forthcoming public hearing on “The role of teachers and school heads in improving the status of Vocational Education and Training".
Economy & Jobs 14-11-2017

Vocational training offers many answers to labour market challenges

Apprenticeships may not yet be universally “cool”, but their star is certainly on the rise, writes Stephan Howeg.
Development Policy 08-12-2016

Jobs and skills to cement democracy in post-Arab Spring Tunisia

Opportunity is the bedrock of a stable democracy. EU support for innovation and education in Tunisia will benefit the whole of North Africa, as well as the EU itself, write Imed Hammami and Pier Antonio Panzeri.

German army starts training refugees

Germany’s defence minister and employment agency, with the help of the country’s armed forces, are trialling a new strategy for getting young refugees onto the labour market. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Merkel cabinet agrees on €8.50 minimum wage

Almost all EU member states already have a legal minimum wage covering all sectors. After a decision in Merkel’s cabinet on Wednesday (2 April), the German government plans to join them, introducing an € 8.50 national wage floor. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Cedefop director: One in four EU adults is caught in ‘low-skills trap’

One in four adults in Europe lack basic numeracy and literacy skills, impeding them from finding work. While EU-boosted vocational training tries to bridge this gap, EU countries urgently need to tackle the mismatch between education and the job market, says James Calleja.

No ‘one size fits all’ blueprint for vocational training

Dual vocational training can be an effective way to tackle youth unemployment, but programmes have to be adapted to fit country contexts, Clemens Wieland writes.

Pay companies to hire youth, OECD suggests

The plight of youth unemployment in developed economies is so severe it has prompted the OECD to call for more government intervention, possibly including paying companies to hire young people.

Reseacher: How to overcome the EU apprenticeship gap

High unemployment, particularly among young Europeans, demands policy responses. Andrew McCoshan explains why care needs to be taken in transposing one country’s success to others less advanced.
Economy & Jobs 11-04-2008

Commission to increase mobility of learners

Twenty years after the EU introduced measures to facilitate the mobility of students in higher education via its credit transfer system, learners in manual or practical activities are set to get their own EU-wide system.

Study sheds light on Europeans’ future skills requirements

European workers will have to "re-skill" in coming years as technological and organisational changes push up the demand for increased qualifications, even in the most elementary jobs.
Future EU 19-12-2006

No German presidency initiative on education

Germany prepares to relaunch the EU's Lisbon Agenda without highlighting the key role that education must play to reach the Lisbon objectives.