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  • 12/10/2017

    Social Agenda n°49: Turning vocational education and training into a smart choice

    Ahead of the next European Vocational Skills Week (20-24 November), European Commissioner Marianne Thyssen highlights the strategic importance of vocational education, training and skills in addressing today's Europe-wide challenges. In addition to a special feature on skills, a special snapshot presents three options for Europe’s social policy in the run up to 2025 that are open to discussion across Europe. There is a focus on new forms of work too, looking at steps that are being considered to help ensure all workers, including people in new forms of employment, have access to social protection and public employment services and that everybody benefits from proper work contracts. A feature on Greece reviews what the European Social Fund is doing to help the country launch a minimum income scheme

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  • 15/11/2017

    Business cooperating with vocational education and training providers for quality skills and attractive futures

    This study analyses examples of cooperation between vocational education and training (VET) and businesses. Initiatives such as dual study programmes in Germany or the VET programme developed by the Danish retail chain Coop show how VET-business cooperation influences the quality and attractiveness of VET.

  • 13/11/2017

    Toolbox 2017 edition - Quality of Public administration

    The Toolbox aims to support, guide and encourage those who want to modernise public administrations in support of prosperous, fair and resilient societies. It is intended as a reference and resource by pointing readers to existing EU policies and international practices, illustrated by inspirational case studies.

    The 2017 edition builds on user feedback and demand for more detailed information, as well as wider coverage of topics. It includes more recent policy developments and refreshed case studies.

    The detailed chapters (full version) can be downloaded below. The abridged version is available in one single file (scroll down and download).

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  • 10/11/2017

    Follow your Upskilling Pathway! (postcard)

    The new European “Upskilling Pathways” initiative in a nutshell. A chance for adults who need to improve their literacy, numeracy and digital skills.

  • 08/11/2017

    Drop’pin@EURES is for education providers

    Are you an education provider in Europe? Could your students benefit from post-school apprenticeships, traineeships or internships? Are they looking to improve their skills to boost their employment chances? Then Drop’pin@EURES is the place for you – and them.

    Drop’pin@EURES is an online platform where young Europeans can discover opportunities to improve their employability, and bridge the gap between education and a future career. Encourage your students to access everything that Drop’pin@EURES has to offer and you’ll be helping them to develop their skills, gain valuable experience and maximise their employability.

  • 08/11/2017

    Drop’pin@EURES is for organisations

    Do you want to help young people to develop the skills of the future? To publish your youth opportunities easily online? To find the perfect future employees? Then Drop’pin@EURES is the place for you.

    Drop’pin@EURES is an online platform where you can publish and promote your youth opportunities, browse the CVs of potential young employees and showcase the good that your organisation does. Hundreds of corporations, SMES, NGOs, school and other education providers are already a part of the Drop’pin@EURES network – join them now and help shape the future of the European labour market.