Publications & Studies

Publications & Studies

The European Vocational Training Association, in the framework of its policy engagement and its effort to keep EVTA members updated on the latest VET news and information, has compiled the following list of important publications, communications, studies and policy documentation.

Empowering adults through upskilling and reskilling pathways

➥ Empowering adults through upskilling and reskilling pathways: Volume 1
This study is the first volume of Cedefop research on empowering adults through upskilling and reskilling pathways. It estimates the magnitude of the low-skilled adult population according to a broader conceptualisation which goes beyond educational attainment levels, and considers digital skills, literacy and numeracy, as well as skill loss and skill obsolescence.

Empowering adults through upskilling and reskilling pathways volume 2

➥ Empowering adults through upskilling and reskilling pathways: Volume 2
This report is the second volume of Cedefop research on empowering adults through upskilling and reskilling pathways. It presents the Cedefop analytical framework for developing upskilling pathways for low-skilled adults and illustrates its conceptual development.

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➥ Digital Education Action Plan 2021-2027. Resetting education and training for the digital age.

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➥ International mobility of apprentices.
The articles on long-term international mobility of apprentices in Europe – written by Cedefop’s ReferNet network – aim at identifying possible or actual enablers and disablers of long-term cross-country mobility of apprentices at two levels: framework level (external factors to apprenticeships) and apprenticeship system/scheme design level.

➥ Communication of the Council of the European Union to the Delegations – Brussels, 8 June 2020.
Reskilling and upskilling as a basis for increasing sustainability and employability, in the context of supporting economic recovery and social cohesion – Council Conclusions (8 June).

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➥ Centres of Vocational Excellence: An engine for vocational education and training development.
This study is the result of collaborative work between all members of the ETF thematic team on CoVEs.The team presents their research on the developmental aspect of vocational excellence.

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➥ Mapping of Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs).
The report presents the findings of a mapping exercise conducted to delineate CoVEs in terms of their main characteristics, with a view to informing the concept and the development of EU support plans.

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➥ The changing nature and role of vocational education and training in Europe – Volume 6.
Based on analysis of developments from 1995 to 2015, the report provides important insights into developments and change processes related to vocationally oriented education and training at higher levels.