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Apprenticeships - Profitable for Firms and Apprentices Alike

Apprenticeships - Profitable for Firms and Apprentices Alikepdf

The European Expert Network on Economics of Education (EENEE) has developed a policy brief on the potential profitability of apprenticeships for firms and apprentices.

 
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Education and Training Monitor 2014pdf(4.37 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

The Education and Training Monitor is an annual series that reports on the evolution of education and training systems across Europe, bringing together the latest quantitative and qualitative data, recent technical reports and studies, plus policy documents and developments.

 
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Tackling early leaving from education and training in Europe: Strategies, policies and measurespdf

This joint Eurydice/Cedefop report sheds light on early leaving from education and training – a serious challenge in many EU countries.

 
International Computer and Information Literacy Study

International Computer and Information Literacy Studypdf(718 kB)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

The ICILS is an important new contribution to the knowledge base on digital skills and the integration of technology in teaching and learning. It is the first ever internationally comparable study assessing students' computer and information literacy.

 
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New modes of learning and teaching in higher educationpdf(7.45 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

Report of the High-Level Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education. The group makes recommendations highlighting the need for better targeting of resources to promote the development and use of more flexible digital learning and teaching methods in higher education.

 
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Erasmus+ Support for Policy Reform on Apprenticeshipspdf(433 kB)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

This compendium gives an overview of the 10 projects supported under the 2014 Erasmus+ call (Key Action 3) to encourage the development of high quality apprenticeships and work-based learning in vocational education and training.

 
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Erasmus+ - Work together with European higher education institutions

This leaflet presents the opportunities for higher education students, doctoral candidates, staff and higher education institutions (HEIs) from around the world.

 
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Erasmus+ - Come to study or teach in Europe

This leaflet presents the opportunities for higher education students, doctoral candidates, staff and institutions from around the world.

 
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National Student Fee and Support Systems in European Higher Educationpdf

This annual Eurydice report contains a comparative overview of student fee and support systems (grants and loans). It covers 33 European countries (EU Member States, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Montenegro and Turkey).

 
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Comenius Regio Compendium 2013pdf(1.99 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

This publication is a Compendium of Comenius Regio projects which started in 2013 and will be finalised in 2015. These examples aim to inform, inspire, and motivate local and regional authorities and schools to take part in this type of projects and partnerships.

 
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Teachers' and School Heads' Salaries and Allowances in Europe 2013/14pdf

This annual Eurydice report contains a comparative overview of salaries for full time, fully qualified teachers and school heads at pre-primary, primary, lower secondary and upper secondary education levels. It covers 33 European countries (EU Member States apart from Bulgaria, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Norway and Turkey).

 
Horizon Report cover page

Horizon Report Europe: 2014 Schools edition

The first-ever Horizon Report Europe: 2014 Schools edition outlines the trends and technological developments that are likely to have an impact on education over the next five years and highlights the need to address low digital skills among school pupils and better use of information and communication technologies in teacher training.

 
The Erasmus Impact Study

The Erasmus Impact StudypdfIzvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

This study analyses the effects of mobility on the employability and competences of students and the internationalisaton of higher education institutions.

 
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Thinking about Europe - Jean Monnet support to European studies

This publication is an anecdotal account wishing to tell the story of 25 years of success of the Jean Monnet activities. The publication is mostly based on the material collected through interviews with people involved in European integration studies in the past 60 years.

 
Expert group report on entrepreneurial learning and competence

Report on Indicators on Entrepreneurial Learning and Competencepdf(1.5 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

Report of the expert group on indicators on entrepreneurial learning and competence.

 
Progress in the Development of Quality Assurance Systems

Progress in the Development of Quality Assurance Systemspdf(2.18 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

The input study provided background material as part of the evidence base for the subsequent report on progress in the development of quality assurance (QA) systems and QA cooperation activities at European level.

See also the executive summarypdf(152 kB)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu  .

 
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Survey of VET-business cooperation on skills, entrepreneurship and apprenticeshipspdf(1.15 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

This survey analysis summarises the findings of 91 interviews conducted among large European enterprises, vocational education and training (VET) providers, social partners and sector organisations on challenges and practices related to business-VET collaboration.

 
Work-based learning handbook

Work-based learning handbook pdf(2.03 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

The European Training Foundation (EFT) has developed a handbook to help policy makers and social partners understand some of the ways in which learning in the workplace can be encouraged and how its quality can be improved in ETF partner countries.

 
Erasmus facts-figures 2012-13

Erasmus facts-figures 2012-13pdf(4.42 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

Facts and figures on the Erasmus programme from 2012-2013.

 
Annex 1 – Table 2012-2013 statistics outbound

Annex 1 – Table 2012-2013 statistics outboundpdf(190 kB)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

Number of out-bound students by country for studies and placements.

 
Annex 2 - 2012-2013 Mobility

Annex 2 - 2012-2013 Mobilitypdf(64 kB)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

Erasmus student mobility: home and destination countries.

 
Annex 3 - Table 2012-2013 statistics receiving

Annex 3 - Table 2012-2013 statistics receivingpdf(116 kB)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

List of the top 100 higher education institutions receiving Erasmus students from abroad.

 
Annex 4 - Table 2012-2013 statistics sending

Annex 4 - Table 2012-2013 statistics sendingpdf(175 kB)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

List of the top 100 higher education institutions sending Erasmus students abroad.

 
Annex 5:  Well-known Erasmus alumni – inspiring careers

Annex 5: Well-known Erasmus alumni – inspiring careerspdf(3.45 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

A series of testimonials from well-known former Erasmus students with inspiring careers.

 
Eurydice report

Financing Schools in Europe: Mechanisms, Methods and Criteria in Public Fundingpdf

This Eurydice report provides a framework for understanding the structure of funding systems and funding flows in primary and general secondary education. It explains the financial flows through the various administrative levels involved with the help of diagrams and it analyses the criteria, and principles for allocating various resources to schools in Europe. It covers 27 of the 28 EU Member States as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey.

 
Report of the Seminar on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Southern Mediterranean Countries

Report of the Seminar on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Southern Mediterranean Countriespdf(619 kB)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

Report of the seminar on quality assurance in higher education in southern Mediterranean countries, held on 27-28 March 2014. Among others, the seminar covered the role of higher education as a tool to promote international cooperation.

 
The Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2013

The Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2013pdf(1.74 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

The main findings of the 2013 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), and the implications for education and trianing policies in Europe.

 
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Key Data on Early Childhood Education and Carepdf

This report aims to provide insights into what constitutes high quality early childhood education and care through policy-driven and internationally comparable indicators.

 
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Measuring the Impact of University Business Cooperation

This study shows that established methodologies for measuring, or assessing, the outcomes and impact of business-university cooperation in the field of education are quite limited. This report presents two, linked, approaches that can be used to assess university-business cooperation in the field of education: a scorecard and an assessment framework that can be used for project planning and the assessment of investment proposals.

See also the executive summary and the case studiespdfIzvēlieties saites tulkojumu  .

 
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Modernisation of Higher Education in Europe: Access, Retention and Employabilitypdf

This Eurydice report examines policy and practice related to the student experience of higher education through three stages: access, which requires awareness of the offer of higher education, the requirements to be admitted, and the process of admission; progression through the study programme, including support that may be provided when problems are encountered; and the transition from higher education into the labour market.

 
Study on Innovation in Higher Education

Study on Innovation in Higher Educationpdf(6.16 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

The study aims in particular to contribute to a better understanding of recent developments in higher education and provide evidence of how innovation can support higher education in times of change.

 
Erasmus+ - Vadlīnijas par Eiropas Savienības sniegtajām iespējām izglītības, mācību, jaunatnes un sporta jomā : maini dzīvi, domā plašāk!

Erasmus+ - Vadlīnijas par Eiropas Savienības sniegtajām iespējām izglītības, mācību, jaunatnes un sporta jomā : maini dzīvi, domā plašāk!

Ja jūs interesē ES finansējums izglītības, mācību, jaunatnes vai sporta jomās, tad šī brošūra ir paredzēta tieši jums. Tālākajās lappusēs ir izklāstīta pamatinformācija par galvenajām šajās jomās piedāvātajām iespējām.

 
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Towards a mobility scoreboard; conditions for learning abroad in Europe

This feasibility report contains a set of draft proposals for indicators of conditions for learner mobility in higher education.

 
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ECTS and Diploma Supplement Label Holders 2011 & 2012pdf(4.8 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

This brochure presents the Higher Education Institutions that have obtained one or both of the Labels in 2011 and 2012.

 

Investing in Education and Training

Council Conclusions from March 2014 on investing in education and training, a response to "Rethinking Eduation: investing in skills for better socio-economic outcomes" and the "2013 Annual Grwoth Survey"

 
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Erasmus+ : what's in it for higher education?

Are you a student or recent graduate? A researcher? A lecturer or academic professional? A university leader or policy maker with an interest in higher education? Have a look! There may be something in it for you… This brochure will show you the main opportunities available within the field of higher education and where to go to get started.

 
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Preventing Early School Leaving in Europe – Lessons Learned from Second Chance Educationpdf(5.18 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

The overall purpose of this study was to undertake research to identify good practices in second chance education, their success factors, and their transferability into initial education and training.

 
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Study on Policy Measures to improve the Attractiveness of the Teaching Profession in Europe - Volume 1 Executive summary, Main findings and recommendationspdf(1.17 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

The purpose of the study is to support the work of the European Commission and the Member States in the framework of the ‘Education and Training 2020’ programme specifically concerning the teaching professions. It seeks to identify the factors influencing the attractiveness of the teaching professions in Europe and the extent to which such factors have been or could be influenced by policy initiatives.

 
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Study on Policy Measures to improve the Attractiveness of the Teaching Profession in Europe - Volume 2 Detailed results, methodology and country monographs pdf(11 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

The purpose of the study is to support the work of the European Commission and the Member States in the framework of the ‘Education and Training 2020’ programme specifically concerning the teaching professions. It seeks to identify the factors influencing the attractiveness of the teaching professions in Europe and the extent to which such factors have been or could be influenced by policy initiatives.

 
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Education and Training in Europe 2020 - Responses from the EU Member States

This report presents a focused comparative analysis of national responses to the Europe 2020 priorities in the field of education and training. It concentrates on recent and forthcoming national reforms across four thematic areas that have a direct relevance to the Europe 2020 strategy: early school leaving (ESL), higher education, youth employment and vocational education and training (VET) and lifelong learning.

 
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Improving the quality of teaching and learning in Europe’s higher education institutions

Report of the High Level Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education to the European Commission

 
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Improving the quality of teaching and learning in Europe’s higher education institutions

ebook version of the report of the High Level Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education to the European Commission

 
Erasmus+ - Maini dzīvi, domā plašāk!

Erasmus+ - Maini dzīvi, domā plašāk!

Eiropas Savienības programma izglītības, apmācības, jaunatnes un sporta jomā 2014-2020

 
Boosting skills across Europe - The Leonardo da Vinci Programme

Boosting skills across Europe - The Leonardo da Vinci Programme

This ebook offers an easy-to-understand snapshot of a small selection of successful Leonardo da Vinci sectoral projects.

 
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Delivering Education across Borders in the European Unionpdf(6.35 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

This report presents the findings of a study on the provision of franchising, validation and branch campuses in Higher Education across borders in the EU, referred to as cross-border higher education.

 
Sporta izglītība un fiziskās aktivitātes Eiropas skolās

Sporta izglītība un fiziskās aktivitātes Eiropas skolās

Ziņojums “Sporta izglītība un fiziskās aktivitātes Eiropas skolās” atspoguļo situāciju saistībā ar sporta izglītību un fiziskajām aktivitātēm 30 Eiropas valstīs.

 
Funding of Education in Europe 2000-2012: The Impact of the Economic Crisis

Funding of Education in Europe 2000-2012: The Impact of the Economic Crisis

This report looks at the trends in education spending over the period 2000-2012 and examines the impact that the financial and economic crisis has had on education budgets across Europe over the last few years (2010-2012). The analysis covers the developments in education funding from pre-primary to tertiary level and provides an overview of the main trends in the adult learning sector in 31 European countries.

 
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National Student Fee and Support Systems 2013/14pdf

This Eurydice report provides a detailed overview of the national public fee and support systems in place across European countries. The report contains key points which enable readers to have a good overall understanding of the topic while the national diagrams aim to show the main characteristics of each system.

 
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Celebrating 25 years of Erasmus

In this brochure the Erasmus student and staff ambassadors share their experiences of the Programme, how the 25th anniversary was marked in their country and, as the launch date of the new Programme fast approaches, their hopes for its future.

 
Teacher Education and Training in the Western Balkans

Teacher Education and Training in the Western Balkanspdf(10.54 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

The study produced a series of country reports, a synthesis report on national teacher training, a list of systemic strengths and weaknesses, and policy recommendations. As a follow-up to the study, a regional seminar was organised to discussed the findings.

 
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Financing the Adult Learning Sectorpdf(5.34 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

The study maps and analyses key data, the sources, the mechanisms of funding approaches and relevant recent developments in selected European and non-European countries.

 
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Quality in the Adult Learning Sectorpdf(6.74 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

The study focuses on mapping interesting practices throughout Europe and on providing ingredients for the development of a framework for quality assurance in adult learning, in which quality assurance systems in other education sectors need to be taken into account. It includes recommendations on how to proceed.

 
Opening higher education to adults

Opening higher education to adultspdf(8.31 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

This study provides key data and information on current developments in the higher education sector. The main empirical basis is built by case studies of higher education institutions and programmes from 15 European and 5 non-European countries and 15 country reports from the European countries the study covers.

 
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Prison education and training in Europe – current state-of-play and challengespdf(1.52 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

This report offers an analytical summary the current state-of-play and challenges in prison education and training in Europe. The report draws on previous work on prison education and training undertaken by the European Commission.

 
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The Employability of Higher Education Graduates: The Employers’ Perspectivepdf(3.26 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

This study sets out to get beneath the surface of what employers’ believe makes graduates employable – and why one graduate might have the edge over another. The study uses an innovative approach to look at employers’ preferences for graduates, namely by simulating the selection process with hypothetical candidates. This so-called conjoint study with responses from more than 900 employers in nine different European countries (Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK) was complemented with in-depth interviews with employers as well as focus groups of relevant stakeholders in 12 European countries (the nine countries above plus Estonia, Greece, and Hungary).

 
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Teachers' and School Heads' Salaries and Allowances in Europe 2012/13pdf

This annual Eurydice report contains national descriptions and a comparative overview on teachers and school heads' salaries in Europe. The report covers full-time, fully qualified teachers and school heads at pre-primary, primary, lower secondary and upper secondary education levels.

 
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Regional partnerships in school education

This brochure illustrates 16 projects that have benefited from the European Union’s support and have successfully developed regional cooperation. With a view to informing, inspiring and motivating, these examples also invite you to become involved.

 
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Comenius Good Practice Examplespdf(889 kB)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

This publication shows the close links between European school policy developments and the Comenius projects implemented in the field.

 
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Study of the impact of Comenius centralised actionspdf(4.1 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

The study aimed to assess the impact of the Comenius Programme on school education in Europe, to identify obstacles and opportunities to increase the effectiveness of the Comenius Programme, and contribute to the final evaluation of the Lifelong Learning Programme. To this end, the study focused on the impact of Comenius Centralised Actions on individuals, organisations, and wider systems.

See also the searchable online inventory with descriptions and outcomes of 145 projects.

 
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Study of the impact of eTwinning on participating pupils, teachers and schools

This impact study of eTwinning is intended to contribute to the final evaluation of the LLP (2007-2013), particularly assessing impact in terms of pedagogy, teacher professional development and pupil learning, and analysing the factors that contribute to, or constrain, successful participation in eTwinning and thus the impact upon the overall effectiveness of the Comenius Programme.

 
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Evaluation of EU rules on free movement of EU citizens and their family members and their practical implementationpdf(7.36 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

The aim of this study is to provide the Commission with factual information and data on the Member States’ legal frameworks concerning equal treatment in access to higher education as well as study finance and its portability.

 
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Learning Europe at school

This study outlines not only what Member States are doing to promote learning about the European Union (EU) but also identifies what works to develop students’ understanding of the EU.

 
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Erasmus manifestopdf(2.45 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

This manifesto considers the achievements of Erasmus over the past 25 years and looks forward to the evolution of the Programme so that it can be of even greater service to European citizens and society in the coming years.

 

Education and Training in Europe 2020

Council conclusion of November 2012 on education and training in Europe 2020, notably the contribution of education and training to economic recovery, growth, and jobs.

 

Rethinking Education: Investing in skills for better socio-economic outcomes

Communication from the European Commission to the European Parliament, Council, Economic and Social Committee, and Committee of the Regions on Rethinking Education.

 
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Comenius Regio Partnerships Compendium - 2012pdf(1.57 Mb)

This publication is a Compendium of Comenius Regio projects which started in 2012 and will be finalised in 2014. These examples aim to inform, inspire, and motivate schools to take part in this type of project. The following pages describe briefly the project partners, the main objectives of each project, the activities undertaken, the end results and the main impacts.

 
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Education in the knowledge triangle

This report brings together 12 case studies of higher education institutions across the European Higher Education Area and explores the different types of practices they employ to engage across education, business and research – with a particular focus on education.

 
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Education and disability / special needs

This study analyses the position of children with special educational needs and adults with disabilities in different education systems and labour markets across Europe.

 
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The first decade of working on the European higher education area

The Bologna process independent assessment.

See also the case studies

 
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Analysis of the Grundtvig assistantships and visits and exchanges actions

The purpose of this study is to analyse and assess the first years of implementation of the two Grundtvig Mobility Actions “Assistantships” and "Visits and Exchanges", which were both established in 2009.

 
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Final report of the High-Level-Group on Literacypdf(3.89 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

The focus of this report work has been on literacy skills in Europe relating both to society as a whole and to specific age groups (young children, children, adolescents, and adults).

 
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Learning for active ageing and intergenerational learning

This study brings together and summarises the key findings of the literature review, case studies and analysis of Grundtvig programme funded projects to demonstrate the benefits of investing in and supporting learning for older people, how these benefits can be realised and what can be done to achieve them more widely.

 
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Erasmus changing lives opening minds for 25 years

This brochure sets out how Erasmus has had an impact on its participants, both students and staff. The 66 Erasmus Ambassadors featured have been involved in the programme from its early days to the present.

 
Erasmus changing lives opening minds for 25 years

Erasmus changing lives opening minds for 25 years

This ebook sets out how Erasmus has had an impact on its participants, both students and staff. The 66 Erasmus Ambassadors featured have been involved in the programme from its early days to the present.

 
Tavas apmaiņas studenta tiesības

Tavas apmaiņas studenta tiesības

Rokasgrāmata par mobilo studentu tiesībām Eiropas Savienībā

 
Mapping mobility in European higher education - Volume I : overview and trends

Mapping mobility in European higher education - Volume I : overview and trends

The study consists of two volumes. Volume I – the present one – relates to mobility levels and mobility developments in the Europe 32 area as a whole. Volume II consists of country-based indepth analyses of student mobility. The 11 countries covered are Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, Belgium (Dutch-speaking Community), Germany, France, Italy, Romania, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Both volumes address incoming and outgoing mobility as well as diploma (or degree) mobility and credit (or temporary) mobility.

 
Mapping mobility in European higher education - Volume II Case studies

Mapping mobility in European higher education - Volume II Case studies

The study consists of two volumes. Volume I – the present one – relates to mobility levels and mobility developments in the Europe 32 area as a whole. Volume II consists of country-based indepth analyses of student mobility. The 11 countries covered are Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, Belgium (Dutch-speaking Community), Germany, France, Italy, Romania, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Both volumes address incoming and outgoing mobility as well as diploma (or degree) mobility and credit (or temporary) mobility.

 
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The state of European university-business cooperation

Study on the cooperation between higher education institutions and public and private organisations in Europe.

 

The role of education and training in the implementation of the ‘Europe 2020’ strategy

Council conclusions on the role of education and training in the implementation of the "Europe 2020" strategy.

 
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Analysis of projects funded under the LLP addressing issues related to ‘Roma’ and ‘social inclusion’

The aim of the present study is to present a synthetic analysis of a selection of good practice projects funded under the LLP which focussed on Roma, looking at conditions for success, common challenges and lessons to be learned with a view to transferability of knowledge and practice.

 
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Tuning Australia pilot project

Report from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council

 
Pre-study on the role of higher education institutions as providers of continuous professional learning and adult education

Pre-study on the role of higher education institutions as providers of continuous professional learning and adult educationpdf(763 kB)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

This report presents results of the pre-study on the role of higher education institutions (HEIs) as providers of continuous professional learning and adult education. It aimed to offer a review of the current volume of adult learning in HEIs and raise a limited number of key questions in this area.

 
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Supporting vocational education and training in Europe: the Bruges Communiqué

The Communiqué defines common objectives for 2020 and an action plan for the coming years, combining national measures with European support. This brochure introduces the context for this cooperation, the challenges to be met and the goals for the coming years.

 
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EU-China student and academic staff mobility

This study was carried out in the context of the policy dialogue between the European Commission and the Chinese Ministry of Education.

See also the executive summary

 
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Supporting growth and jobs – an agenda for the modernisation of Europe's higher education systems

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions

 
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Comenius Regio Partnerships Compendium - 2011pdf(1.85 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

This publication is a Compendium of Comenius Regio projects which started in 2011 and were finalised in 2013. These examples aim to inform, inspire, and motivate schools to take part in this type of project. The following pages describe briefly the project partners, the main objectives of each project, the activities undertaken, the end results and the main impacts.

 
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Emerging Skills and Competences - A transatlantic study

This report presents research findings from a transatlantic comparative study on Emerging skills and Competences. More specifically, the study explores approaches adopted to make education and training systems more responsive to emerging skills needs to match future demands in more globalised labour markets.

 
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Grundtvig study - In-service training

This study provides an analysis of the provision of and participation in In-Service Training (IST) activities funded by Grundtvig between 2001 and 2010.

See also the executive summary

 
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Get to know ECVET better

The questions and answers document explains and illustrates the key European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) concepts and processes. It contains examples of possible approaches experienced in ongoing projects and initiatives.

 
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Impact of ongoing reforms in education and training on the adult learning sector pdf(4.9 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

The study examines impact assessment methodologies and provides guidance for planning and conducting impact assessment as part of policy development, illustrated by two case studies.

 
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Competence Requirements in Early Childhood Education and Care

The study explored conceptualisations of ‘competence’ and professionalism in early childhood practice, and identified systemic conditions for developing, supporting and maintaining competence in all layers of the early childhood system.

See also the research documents

 
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Family literacy in Europe: using parental support initiatives to enhance early literacy development

This report provides an overview of research, strategies, policies, initiatives and programmes in the field of family literacy.

See also the executive summary

 
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Analysis of the Grundtvig assistantships and visits and exchanges actions

The purpose of this study is to analyse and assess the first years of implementation of the two Grundtvig Mobility Actions “Assistantships” and "Visits and Exchanges", which were both established in 2009.

 
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Study on a possible framework to facilitate transnational mobility for placements at enterprises

The study aimed to provide the European Commission with the necessary information to come forward with proposals to address current legal and regulatory obstacles to the transnational mobility of trainees.

 
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Mapping of teachers' preparation for entrepreneurship educationpdf(3.77 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

This study is an attempt to get a first impression on the level and type of activities taken at practitioner level to include entrepreneurship in teacher education.

 
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Developing apprenticeships

In this briefing note, Cedefop argues that despite their advantages as a way of aligning vocational education and training to labour market needs, apprenticeships are underused.

 
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Skill mismatch: more than meets the eye

In this briefing note, Cedefop shows how it is not skills deficit that causes unemployment in Europe, but rather the economic crisis and low demand in the market. However, Cedefop still argues for reinforced cooperation between the education and training sector and the employers, including through high quality apprenticeships.

 
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Guidebook on apprenticeshipspdf(2.18 Mb)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

The Guidebook’s primary aim is to provide an overview of the main apprenticeship and traineeship programmes (‘what exists’) which have been in operation in each Member State in the period 2007-2012, with a particular focus on their employment outcomes and overall effectiveness. The Technical annexespdfIzvēlieties saites tulkojumu  provide an overview per Member State.

 
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Keeping young people in (vocational) education: what works?

In this briefing note, Cedefop looks at early school-leaving in vocational education and training. The paper argues for more work-based learning/apprenticeships, closer cooperation between vocational schools and businesses, recognition of qualifications and clear performance indicators.

 
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Policy guidance on work-based learningpdf(400 kB)Izvēlieties saites tulkojumu 

This policy handbook is one of the European Commission contributions to strengthen work-based learning (WBL) in initial vocational education and training (IVET) and is a follow-up to the mandate of the Bruges Communiqué to develop a “vademecum/study on successful work-based learning models”.

 
From education to working life

From education to working life

Using data from the EU Labour Force Survey (2009), Cedefop examines how the various levels and orientations of education affect employment prospects, the transition to work, job quality and wages. The report shows that apprenticeships are particularly effective in bringing young people into employment.

 
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Apprenticeship supply in Member States

The study provides an overview of the supply of apprenticeship-type schemes in the EU Member States, discusses the effectiveness of these schemes in raising employability and facilitating labour market transitions of apprentices in the EU and provides a number of recommendations for improving the functioning and performance of this type of VET schemes.

 
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Return on investment of apprenticeship systems for enterprises

The European Expert Network on Economics of Education (EENEE) has done a literature review of cost-benefit analyses and the potential return on investment for enterprises that engage apprentices. The study relies heavily on data from Germany and Switzerland, but also looks to studies in Austria and the United Kingdom.

 
 

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