BACK to topThis review examines how the role and functions of qualifications are changing in Europe. Covering a wide range of sources - including a review of research in several social science fields and case studies of countries and an overview of Cedefop’s own work - it outlines four possible scenarios for developments in the next ten years and identifies the cornerstones for a reform strategy. To download the publication please visit http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news/17476.aspx
Changing qualifications: A review of qualifications policies and practices
The Bruges Communiqué on enhanced European Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training for the period 2011-2020 The Bruges Communiqué on enhanced European Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training for the period 2011-2020 has been adopted by the Education Ministers from 33 European countries (EU-27, Croatia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey). The Bruges Communiqué is a package of objectives and actions to increase the quality of vocational training in Europe by making it more accessible and relevant to the needs of the labour market. Click here for the press release.
Priorities for enhanced European cooperation in vocational education and training for the period 2011-2020 - Council Conclusions The Council of the European Union, which met on 18 and 19 November 2010, has agreed that cooperation under the Copenhagen process should be given fresh impetus. As the Copenhagen process is an integral part of the "ET2020" strategic framework, objectives in the VET field should remain consistent with the overall objectives laid down in that framework. Furthermore, when reviewing the Copenhagen process, account should be taken of both the experience to date and new challenges, as well as of the evolving political context over the coming decade 2011-2020, particularly in the light of the Europe 2020 Strategy. To read the report please visit http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_Data/docs/pressdata/en/educ/117849.pdf.
Quality Assurance in Lifelong Learning with a Focus on Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education - Newsletter No 2 The QALLL team facilitates networking and mainstreaming of results and outcomes of projects that deal with quality assurance. To view their latest newsletter please click here.
AQUAMED project sets first steps towards Mediterranean aquaculture stakeholder platform during Casablanca meeting (January 2011)
AQUAMED is an EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) project which aims to develop a multi-stakeholder platform for aquaculture research in the Mediterranean region, supporting the sustainable development of aquaculture in the region. It is hoped the platform will aid in avoiding duplication and fragmentation of research efforts, and stimulate long-term cooperation and coordination across policy makers, the aquaculture industry and RTD performers in the Mediterranean.
Another outcome of the project, discussed at this meeting, will be a typology of the Mediterranean countries participating in the project, an outcome which identifies the similarities between countries in the aquaculture sector, their specificities and related research needs. This will help to define intermediate platforms including the countries with common issues, in order to develop shared research programmes, projects and infrastructure. To read the full article please click here. For more information on AQUAMED visit the project website at http://www.aquamedproject.net
BACK to top The Aqua-RET 2 project is focused on marine renewable technologies and one of the main outcomes will be the piloting of training courses developed to be workplace relevant and focused on target groups. The consortium held their 2nd partner meeting in Brussels to discuss the results of a needs analysis of the sector and to begin designing training courses to meet the identified labour market needs. The consortium aims to start piloting the courses from May 2011 onwards.
To download and use the Aqua-RET resources for free (e-learning tool, manual, posters, graphics and illustrations) please visit www.aquaret.com. For further information on the project contact Olivia Daly (Project Officer) at email@example.com
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The innovative MarineTT project, aiming to unlock the potential of European marine research, got feedback from its Advisory Board on the methodologies used and its future plans. The MarineTT Advisory Board consists of high profile individuals from the Marine Sector across Europe with representatives from France, Norway, Portugal and Ireland. Now finishing its first year, MarineTT collected knowledge outputs from all marine-related FP6 and FP7 funded projects and is now analysing high potential outputs suitable for technology transfer. The ambition of MarineTT is to make a real contribution to improved access to European Union research results for industry, multipliers, the civil society, and policy-makers. It will lead to increased visibility and uptake of research results, data and analysis in the economy and in society, including in policy design and implementation.
For more information on the MarineTT project please contact the Project Officer at Fiona@aquatt.ie or go to www.marinett.eu
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Call for proposals for Actions for Transatlantic Links and Academic Networks in Training and Integrated StudiesThe general objectives of this call are to promote mutual understanding between the people of the European Union and the United States of America including broader knowledge of their languages, cultures and institutions and to improve the quality of human resource development in both the EU and the US. There are three types of actions under this call: Transatlantic Degree Consortia Projects, Excellence in Mobility Projects, and Policy-oriented Measures. For more information please visit http://cordis.europa.eu/search/index.cfm?fuseaction=tenders.document&TEN_RCN=32928
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Please check the Aqua-tnet calendar for a complete overview of upcoming events, conferences and workshops
BibMail is a biweekly updated overview of the content tables of the major aquaculture-relevant scientific journals.
CLICK HERE for the latest Bibmail (January 2011)
To go to the BibMail archive on the Aqua-tnet site please CLICK HERE
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Information of Interest is a biweekly updated overview of interesting publications, reports, and manuals relating to aquaculture in a broad sense, with links to the respective files or information points.
CLICK HERE for the latest Information of Interest (January 2011)
To go to the Information of Interest website link on the Aqua-tnet site please CLICK HERE
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AquaTT's Training News is a free monthly electronic newsletter. With the latest news from the European education community, opportunities for collaboration, announcements and a student corner, Training News is an important dissemination channel for education and training opportunities for the aquaculture and fisheries sectors.
CLICK HERE for the latest AquaTT Training News and Announcements (January 2011)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your news which will reach over 5,600 subscribers interested in aquaculture and related sectors of education.
PiscesTT Jobs is a free online recruitment service used by over 300 companies globally. The innovative system, updated daily, lists jobs, PhD vacancies and student placements in Aquaculture, Fisheries and Marine Science worldwide. Subscribe at http://www.piscesttjobs.com/feeds/ for live RSS updates of new job postings. This service facilitates human resource development in the industry.
At the moment 5 interesting jobs/study opportunities are listed at http://www.piscesttjobs.com/
If you are interested in posting a job vacancy or registering for the service, please go to the PiscesTT Jobs website or contact Olivia Daly at email@example.com
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