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Servoz: 'Better linking to business is essential for vocational and higher education’'

It seems that 2017 will have a lot in store for DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion . Reason for Neth-ER to ask Michel Servoz, Director-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (...

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Neth-ER: Erasmus+ needs a bigger budget to realise full potential!

Neth-ER argues that at least 2.5% of the EU budget should be dedicated to Erasmus+’s successor programme, with an absolute amount of at least 3 billion euro’s per programme year. This is Neth-ER’s...

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Internationalisation in the VET sector: we have some catching up to do

Is every VET-student aware that an internship abroad can be a life enriching experience? Does every VET-student know about the possibilities that the Erasmus+ program has to offer? Are all schools...

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New Skills Agenda; a good start

The New Skills Agenda for Europe is a good step in addressing the skills gap and skills mismatch in Europe, but there are still some questions concerning the implementation. That is the general...

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Thyssen: New Skills Agenda aims to build bridges between education and labour market

With high (youth) unemployment throughout the continent and with a rapidly changing demand for skills, making sure people acquire the right skills is of utmost importance. To address these...

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Vocational education as innovation source

Most European countries attribute some role to vocational education in their innovation strategies, but these roles differ throughout Europe. This can be concluded from a Neth-ER quick scan of eight...

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Ingredients for a European Skills Agenda

Skills is a hot topic, both on the regional, national and European level. The European Commission will present a European Skills Agenda on the 25th of May 2016. During a Neth-ER Seminar,...

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Europe needs internationalisation, internationalisation needs Europe

Intercultural understanding has always been important, but now more so than ever. Much of the enormous turmoil Europe and the world are facing today has, at least partly, been caused by the refusal...

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Martine Reicherts: 'learning and teaching needs to be more relevant'

What are the main issues Martine Reicherts, newly appointed head of the Directorate-General Education and Culture (DG EAC), wants to tackle? What is the impact of the Erasmus+ programme and what...

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