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Would you recommend VET?
Would you recommend VET?
Half of all European students are enrolled in Vocational Education and Training of some sort, making it one of the biggest educational sectors in Europe. But when only 27% says they would recommend this form of education to other people (according to a Eurobarometer published by the European Commission), something is not right.
Looking closer into the findings of the survey there are some very good results suggesting that VET is an education bas …
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Call for 5 Members of the Prep-Team
Call for 5 Members of the Prep-Team

OBESSU has begun the preparations for the 7th European School Student Convention which will take place in Oslo, Norway, on 9th-16th December 2011. The title of the Convention is "New Skills for New Schools: Students, Education&Training and Work".

We are glad to open a call for 5 members of the preparatory team

who will be in charge of shaping the content of the 7th European School Student Convention under guidance of the VET Officer …
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OBESSU is hiring!
OBESSU is hiring!

OBESSU is looking for a Policy and Project Officer who will be in charge of OBESSU’s projects and policy initiatives under the supervision of the OBESSU Secretary General and in cooperation with the other members of the OBESSU Secretariat. If you are full of creativity and enthusiasm, we warmly invite you to send your CV and application form by 26th September 2011, midnight!
For more information please read the Call for Policy and Project O …
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EUCIS-LLL Conference Report is out!
EUCIS-LLL Conference Report is out!
The EUCIS-LLL Conference “The role, place and value given to volunteering in education and training” was held in Krakow (Poland) on “Europe Day”, 9 May 2011. Within the framework of the European Year 2011 on Volunteering, this event offered a great opportunity to push forward some key messages from practitioners and experts in education and training from all around Europe. The Genral Report of the Conference can be found here. …
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European Operation Day’s work Summer Camp 2011
European Operation Day’s work Summer Camp 2011
From the July 19th to 23rd of July, nine European organisations that carry out the Operation Day's Work (ODW) concept in their countries gathered in Oslo, Norway, for the International Summer Camp 2011. Started in 1962 in Sweden, Operation Day's Work is a charity program based on volunteering by school students motivated to act in solidarity and improve the lives of young people worldwide. By volunteering, school students collect money and distri …
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