Skills: the new language of education and training

Cedefop Director James Calleja and Head of Department for VET Systems and Institutions Loukas Zahilas were keynote speakers in College and Institutes Canada’s (CICAN’s) 45th annual conference in Quebec City on 29 to 31 May. Addressing over 820 vocational education and training (VET) practitioners, the Cedefop Director said that ‘to improve the image of VET,…


Skills agenda: 10 actions to help equip people in Europe with better skills

The European Commission adopted on 10 June a new and comprehensive skills agenda for Europe. The aim is to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills from early on in life and to make the most of Europe’s human capital, which will ultimately boost employability, competitiveness and growth in Europe. The New skills…


Policies for matching better skills in better jobs

At a seminar jointly organised by Cedefop and the Netherlands EU Presidency on 23 June in Brussels, experts and stakeholders from around Europe discussed policies for matching better skills in better jobs. The event was an opportunity to disseminate to European stakeholders the main findings of Cedefop’s ongoing research on skill mismatch, most prominently the…