Call for proposals: VET Research Award of the European Commission 2017

At the European Vocational Skills Week 2017, taking place in November in Brussels, the European Commission will award examples of excellence in vocational education and training (VET) (website). The European VET Research Award aims to reward an outstanding VET research project or an individual researcher who has made an outstanding contribution to innovative thinking in VET, …

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European Commission: Invitation for Consultation about CEDEFOP

The European Commission started an Open Consultation about CEDEFOP, ETF and two more european agencies. Objective of the consultation: The consultation aims to collect information and opinions from the general public and stakeholders to support the on-going evaluation of the four Agencies under the remit of DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, particularly on the assessment …

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Call for Papers: 4th PIAAC International Conference in Singapore

The OECD, in collaboration with the Institute for Adult Learning Singapore is organising the 4th PIAAC International Conference in Singapore, in November 2017.  The purpose of the conference is to promote the use of PIAAC data to help address relevant policy issues. The organisers are launching a call for papers to be presented during the Conference. The papers should …

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Professor Martin Mulder received ‘European Vocational Education and Training Researcher Award’ from the European Commission

During the European Vocational Skills Week in Brussels on December 9, 2016, Professor Dr. Martin Mulder, founder of VETNET, received the VET Researcher Award, which was installed by  the European Commission, for his life time achievement to research on vocational education and training: Bridging the Worlds of Work and Education. The Award was presented by Marianne …

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VET & Culture Network

The VET & Culture Network is a voluntary network of senior and junior researchers and students, practicing cross-cultural, independent and critical research on transformations in vocational education and in relations between work, education and politics. The aim of the network is to support members in their different academic and institutional environments through virtual communication, annual meetings, …

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Skills Panorama: What skills will it need tomorrow?

"What Sills does Europa´s workforce have today? What skills will it need tomorrow? How different are the labour markets in the EU 28 member states? How are technology, demography and the green economy changing jobs and what we need to learn?" James Calleya (Director of CEDEFOP) The Skills Panorama website is now online. It aims …

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First Meeting in Brussels

On 29th of october a first meeting took place in Brussels between representatives of VETNET (M. Gessler & M. Mulder) and the acting head (J. Santos) as well as the team leaders (Mantas Sekmokas, Norbert Schoebel, Paul Holdsworth and Carlo Scatoli) of the Directorate General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Unit Vocational Training and Adult …

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WERA Focal Meeting: April 8-12, 2016 in Washington

The 2016 WERA Focal Meeting is being held as an integral part of the Centennial meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The meeting will take place on April 8-12, 2016 in Washington, DC. The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. It is a showcase …

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