The 5th ECVET Peer Learning Activity for National Agencies will take place at the European Youth Centre in Budapest, Hungary, on 7-8 June 2018. The main topic of discussion will be international mobilities (Erasmus+) and national apprenticeships and the role of workplaces to implement these opportunities. The discussions will include several topics, ranging from the learning outcomes of work-based learning to the possibilities of cooperation between education and labour market actors.
A conference to celebrate the 10 years of the EQF will take place in Brussels on 15-16 March 2018. The objective of the conference is to analyse the impacts and achievements of the EQF so far and the challenges that still lie ahead. If you would like to register to the conference, click here.
The Mid-term evaluation of the Erasmus+ Programme is now available in 23 languages, accompanied by the evidence-based staff working document (in English).
These documents, together with all national reports and all the evaluation deliverables, can be downloaded from the Europa website.
The first European Education Summit was held in Brussels on 25 January 2018. The event was hosted by Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education and Training, under the Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the EU. Education ministers, practitioners, stakeholders and business leaders were invited to discuss how to lay the foundations of the European Education Area for an innovative, inclusive and values-based education.
The second edition of the ECVET Manual Malta has been published in December 2017 by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE). The manual was prepared by the team of ECVET experts in Malta in coordination with the NCFHE and the European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA). The objective is to provide on-going support to VET providers in drafting programmes in line with ECVET. The manual does not only considers the ECVET conversion, but gives a presentation of ECVET goals and principles, and the potential use of ECVET in different contexts.
INAPP, the National Institute for Public Policy Analysis (formerly ISFOL) in Italy, recently presented the Atlas for Jobs and Qualifications, a database for occupations. Atlas is built on the European legislation on qualifications and learning outcomes, including the ECVET recommendation, and aims to provide a universal description of occupations. The database is built on three pillars: