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The International Handbook of Vocational Education and Training (IHBB) has celebrated its 25th anniversary. The editors marked the occasion by presenting a new collected volume to around 50 invited guests and also took the opportunity to look back at the history of this series of BIBB publications.
The ReferNet network celebrated 20 years of successful cooperation on 9 November. During the annual meeting, the partners discussed the 2023 work plan with Cedefop experts and developed scenarios for the future development of the network.
Training staff make a valuable contribution to the training and socialisation of the future’s skilled workers. This issue of BWP focuses on the acquisition and training of vocational training staff and on which old and new requirements need to be managed along the way.
The Cedefop ReferNet database with detailed information on VET systems in the EU, Iceland and Norway has been updated. Have a look at diagrammes, generate reports or compare by country and theme! Since 2019, the contents of the "VET in Europe" reports are available online.
On the occasion of the Czech Republic's Presidency of the Council of the European Union, an up-to-date report on the Czech VET system has been published. It focuses on the main features of the system as well as the challenges and policy measures.
More than 30 internationally renowned VET researchers met at the Federal Institute for VET (BIBB) on 8-9 September 2022 for the workshop 'Future of VET in Europe: Pathways to vocational excellence'. The event was held in cooperation between BIBB, Cedefop and 3s business consulting.
The EU Commission has recently published Calls for Evidence with the objective of gathering input for new policies and to ensure they best meet stakeholders’ needs. Feedback on two upcoming Council Recommendations proposals on digital education and skills can be provided until 16 September 2022.
In June, the Council of the European Union adopted the Commission Recommendation on a European approach to micro-credentials for lifelong learning and employability. The article discusses the potentials and problem areas of the recommendation from a German perspective.
The BIBB Congress will take place on 27 and 28 October 2022 at the World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB) and has the motto "Future Skills - Thinking about Progress". You can now register for the Congress at www.bibb.de/congress2022
The international Master study programme ‘Vocational Education and Innovation’ at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is now open for the application of international TVET professionals until 31 July 2022. Watch the video and apply now!
The European network is turning 20 years in 2022! In the national teams, experts not only provide information on the national VET system, they also act as a broker of information on VET across Europe through the network.
The May 2022 issue of ‚Skillset and match‘, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available. Turn to page 17 for the short presentation of new study-integrated training programmes in Germany!