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Getting Youth on Board
Getting Youth on Board
OBESSU’s VET Officer, Johanne Stenstrup, participated on the 24th January in the panel “Getting Youth on Board” along with the European Youth Forum, AEGEE-European Students’ Forum, Rural Youth Europe and others, in the conference “The economic Crisis, Education and the Labour Market” organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). The main points from the panel were that education should be for all and that students' …
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The EESC wants to make VET more attractive
The EESC wants to make VET more attractive
On the 19th of January the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted an opinion on post-secondary vocational education and training (VET). This opinion aims to clarify how VET can have an added value in terms of labour market, learning outcomes, opening new educational pathways and social mobility in the European Union.
In the future, the EU will need more labour force with medium and high level qualifications which puts pressure o …
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UNESCO’s new education brochure ‘Everyone has the right to education’
UNESCO’s new education brochure ‘Everyone has the right to education’
UNESCO has a new education brochure, themed 'Everyone has the right to education'. The universal right to education proclaimed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 26) is at the very heart of UNESCO’s mission and is an integral part of its constitutional mandate. UNESCO’s Constitution expresses the belief of its founders in: “full and equal opportunities for education for all [...] to advance the ideal of equality of educat …
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European Portfolio for youth leaders and youth workers
European Portfolio for youth leaders and youth workers
The European Portfolio for youth leaders and youth workers is an initiative of the Council of Europe in cooperation with experts and partners such as the European Commission and the European Youth Forum. It provides youth leaders and youth workers in Europe, volunteers or professionals, with a tool which can help them identify, assess and describe their competencies based on European quality standards.
If you don't know the Portfolio yet, h …
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2012 Video Challenge: show what Europe means to you!
2012 Video Challenge: show what Europe means to you!
The European Economic and Social Committee would like to invite you to participate in the 2012 Video Challenge. This annual challenge encourages video creativity and the use of social networking, within youth across the 27 EU Member States. Entry into the challenge is free and participants can submit their video URL on the dedicated website between 01/01/2012 and 15/02/2012. Public voting will take place between 18/02/2012 and 02/03/2012 ending a …
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