On 23-24 June 2014, the European Commission organised the second policy dialogue with Southern Mediterranean countries on higher education.
Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Congress, organised by the Government of the Basque Country in Spain 28-30 May in San Sebastián, focusing on the relevance of vocational education regarding to competitiveness and employment. Both international and European developments and approaches will be dealt with, and the Commission will present the European Alliance for Apprenticeships.
This event, organised by the European Association of Regional and Local Authorities for Lifelong Learning, aims at sharing the best practices implemented by regions for apprenticeship and youth policies. Regional representatives will be the main speakers as well as the target group of the event.
Meeting skills needs through vocational education and training reform. Sector Skills Alliances conference, Brussels, 15 April 2014.
As part of the European Youth Event (EYE) in Strasbourg 9-11 May 2014, the Commission organises a seminar on how quality VET (vocational education and training) and apprenticeships can help young people into jobs (Photo credit: ©European Union 2014 - European Parliament).
As part of its support to the European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA), Cedefop, the Thessaloniki-based European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, along with the European Commission, organised a special event on 7-8 May 2014.
The European Youth Event will take place from 9-11 May 2014 in Strasbourg. During the event 5000 young participants will gather in 50+ panels and 90+ workshops focusing on the 5 main themes: Youth Unemployment, Digital Revolution, Future of the European Union, Sustainability and European Values.
What can European and national stakeholders do to support small companies hosting apprentices?
Building upon the work of the G20 Task Force on Employment and by the European Commission, OECD and ILO, the primary objective of this one-day conference is to take stock of the progress countries have made in tackling poor labour-market outcomes for youth and the role that apprenticeships can play in improving these outcomes.
Conference organised by the European Commission on the implementation of the Youth Guarantee. Special session on 'Companies' contributions to the Youth Guarantee under the European Alliance for Apprenticeships'.
The European Commission and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency hosts an information meeting on 7 April for high-level public authorities on European policy experimentations, the new action launched under key action 3 – Prospective initiatives of the Erasmus+ programme.
In the framework of the policy dialogue with Southern Mediterranean countries, the European Commission's DG EAC organised a "Seminar on Quality assurance in Higher Education in Southern Mediterranean countries - A tool to promote international cooperation" on 27-28 March 2014 in Brussels.
On 18 February 2014, the European Commission together with the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is organising an info day to inform potential applicants in education and training about the call for proposals for Civil Society Cooperation.
The European Commission and its Executive Agency (EACEA) as well as a network of 29 National Agencies under the leadership of the National Agency at the BIBB (Germany) organised the European Monitoring Conference Work-based Learning and Apprenticeships 11-12 February 2014.
Interactive event, organised by the European Commission 4-5 February 2014, providing an overview of the role of monitoring and evaluation in improving the effectiveness of traineeship and apprenticeship programmes.
The Directorate General for Education and CultureG EAC organised on 4 February an information day on the external dimension of Erasmus+ for non-EU Missions and Permanent Representations in Brussels, and EU Delegations in Partner countries.
250 higher education, school and youth stakeholders will convene in Athens on 17-18 January to learn about the latest opportunities for cooperation in Erasmus+.
A regional seminar entitled "Teacher Education and Training in the Western Balkans – Is it in line with the times? Is it effective?" was organised in Ohrid on 19-20 November 2013. This event is part of the work programme of the Western Balkans Platform on Education and Training.
The “Equipping adults for 21st Century - Joining Forces for Action on Skills and Competences” took place on 9-10th December 2013 at the Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva in Vilnius.
The 'innovation imperative' is as valid for higher education as for other areas and while it is perhaps still less visible in the higher education sector there is a clear benefit of addressing its potential impact for growth, inclusion and competitiveness.
"The political implications of European economic integration – towards a political Union" was the theme of this year's Jean Monnet Conference held on 14-15 November in Brussels. The conference analysed the political implications of European economic integration and asked whether Europe is ready for political Union.
Under the European Alliance for Apprenticeships, the Swiss multinational launched a pledge to create 20 000 jobs, apprenticeships and traineeships across Europe in the next three year.
The European Commission organised a learning exchange on apprenticeship systems under the Mutual Learning Programme (MLP) of the European Employment Strategy (EES).
In connection with the Education, Training and Youth Forum, the European Commission invited to a stakeholder meeting under the European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA).
The European Commission organised a working and learning seminar on Practical support for the design and implementation of Youth Guarantee Schemes, 17-18 October 2013.
With the financial support of the European Union, the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) has gathered information on best practices trade union contributions on apprenticeships and work-based learning. This conference was organised to present the findings and project recommendations on how to move towards a European quality framework for apprenticeship and work-based learning.
A Learning Exchange was held in Berlin on 5-6 September 2013.
"Apprenticeships can play a crucial role in tackling youth unemployment by giving young people the skills and experience sought by employers", underlined Commissioners Vassiliou and Andor at the launch event of the European Alliance for Apprenticeships on 2 July 2013 in Leipzig.
Participants in Cedefop's conference on work-based learning (12-13 June, 2013) called for the implementation of European Union (EU) policy initiatives on developing apprenticeship and other forms of work-based learning across Europe in order to address rising youth unemployment.
Participants in Cedefop's conference on work-based learning called for the implementation of EU policy initiatives on developing apprenticeship and other forms of work-based learning across Europe in order to address rising youth unemployment.
This Conference marked an important milestone in the roadmap towards establishing the European Alliance for Apprenticeships.
Location: Turin, Italy
A workshop on the involvement of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in apprenticeships/work-based learning was organised on 5 March 2013 in Brussels by the European Commission.
Location: Danilovgrad, Montenegro