European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou met with high-level representatives of European cross-industry organizations and of the social partners of the European Sectoral Social Dialogue for Education at an informal High Level meeting on 16 October, 2013. The participants agreed to collaborate more closely on education and training in order to make concrete advances in the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy.
Social partners are already active in education and training programs in the EU, such as the Advisory Committee on Vocational Training (ACVT), the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Education and Training (CEDEFOP) and other bodies concerned with the implementation of the Copenhagen Process. Moreover, forms of cooperation have progressively been established in other domains of EU education and training policies, such as in the context of the European Sectoral Social Dialogue for Education and of the Open Method of Coordination working groups.
This new cooperation will focus on concrete contributions to outcomes, especially in regards to:
- Improving work-readiness of students by identifying the skills in high demand in the labour market
- Streamlining the EU’s education and training initiatives, tools and bodies
- Advocating for more effective reforms
- Consultations on specific policy initiatives with relevant social partners
- Integrating EU education and training priorities into EU programmes, in particular Erasmus Plus and the European Social Fund.
The priority areas for this cooperation include the following:
- Quality education: Improving basic skills in primary and secondary education, and achieve excellence in higher education, including STEM skills
- Curricula development, e-skills, work-based learning, school-work transitions
- Lifelong learning, adult learning and workplace learning, including cost sharing
- Investment and funding of education and training, in the framework of national reforms
More details about the cooperation are available in a meeting outcomes document jointly issued by the EC and the social partners. The outcomes of the meeting were presented on October 17-18 at the 2013 European Education, Training and Youth Forum.
Данный курс покрывает на базовом уровне все основные темы макроэкономики.
This course provides a basic introduction to major macroeconomic issues.
Eduworks is an EU-wide project that supports the comprehensive investigation of labour market matching processes. The project involves a network of institutions where training across disciplines and levels will take place.
The objective of Eduworks is to train talented early-stage researchers in the dynamics of labour market matching processes. The project, with a budget of 3.6 million Euros, is dedicated to understanding the mechanisms of matching supply and demand between education and employment. Eduworks brings together researchers from several academic disciplines, namely: Labour Economics, Sociology of Occupations, Human Resource Management, Lifelong Learning.
Increasing segments of the demand side and the supply side of the labour market are digitized, ranging from job sites and CV’s on Facebook and LinkedIn to extensive databases with job descriptions and related skills demands. These developments have led to knowledge management and educational challenges.
Specifically, Eduworks will focus on the matching processes at three levels under the overarching theme of knowledge management for labour market matching:
- Individual level fit between job demands and candidates’ abilities
- Meso-level employers’ demands for occupational skills versus occupational dynamics
- European and national level labour supply and demand matches and mismatches
Student presentations about the state of the labour market in Europe in selected countries. Presentations accompanied by video recording.
With the objective of preparing the successful implementation of the future programme "Erasmus for all" the Commission has launched a call for proposals for "Sector Skills Alliances".
Sector Skills Alliances will promote cooperation between three categories of partners: the world of education and training (VET providers); sector-specific expertise (including social partners, sectoral federations, Chambers etc.); and bodies involved in education and training systems (public or private bodies or authorities).
More information about the call for proposals available here.
A public information session will be held in the Auditorium of the Madou building, Place Madou 1, 1210 Brussels, on Thursday 10 May 2012.
For security reasons, in order to register for the information session it is necessary to send an email to EAC-SSAfirstname.lastname@example.org before May 5, 2012 stating your name, nationality, occupation, organisation, date of birth, number passport or identity card and their expiration date.
The Commission has the right to refuse registration requests that are incomplete.
The Commission will not reimburse travelling allowance neither subsistence costs.
Details about the registration process are available on the European Commission website.
“INTOUCH - Labour Market in Touch: new non-routine skills via mobile game-based learning” is a Project funded by Leonardo da Vinci Multilateral projects for Development of Innovation Program, with the main goal to enable new generations of workers from business services SMEs to develop their crucial non-routine skills via mobile Learning.
INTOUCH will bring mobile learning into SMEs everyday learning settings and improve interaction and collaboration, providing SMEs employees with key skills they need to answer to labour market requests and to deal with the transformations taking place in the economy.
INTOUCH next available services:BECOME COMPETITIVE. THE M-LEARNING KIT
An Open learning environment with much greater interest for adults - because of the extensive use of working scenarios and of dynamic interactive games for mobile phones. 30 games for mobile phones will teach to adult workers how to promptly answer to non routine situations at work.
E-HOW FOR COOPERATIVE LEARNING
An online community and a wiki for sharing ideas on how to use skills for personal and organisational benefits among SMEs employees.
SCENARIOS AND GUIDELINES
Scenarios and guidelines on how mobile technologies can be used for teaching, learning and empowering within SMEs, making VET professionals and SMEs consultants able to effectively empower transversal key competencies via the intensive use of m-Learning, to create open mobile didactical environments,