Saturday,21 September, 2013 - 03:00

International conference put an end of two years of work for expanding BEQUAL benchmarking tool and community of practice for quality assurance in vocational education and training.  The BEQUAL+ project was financed under EU Leonardo Da Vinci Programme (2011-2013) and brought together partners from Bulgaria, Italy, Turkey and Greece to transfer innovative techniques for self-evaluation of quality assurance practices in vocational education and training, quality benchmarking and networking.…

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Friday,20 September, 2013 - 10:02
Thursday,12 September, 2013 - 10:02

About Conference

The international dimension of higher education has become a central topic of the European higher education policy agenda. Globalisation and technological development are radically changing the landscape of higher education. International student mobility will grow rapidly to an expected 7 million by 2020 in the context of an exponential growth in the demand for higher education: over the next twenty years, the number of…

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Friday,2 August, 2013 - 10:02

 

The Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council discusses issues of the quality of education and vocational education and training, youth activity and public health; it also submits proposals for the improved interaction of national education systems when providing for an environment favourable to economic growth, human health and cultural development. The Council discusses,…

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Saturday,25 May, 2013 - 10:02

When secondary school pupils show a lack of diligence in their studies, teachers still sometimes use a somewhat old-fashioned disciplinary measure – threatening they will end up in a vocational school instead of a university. Nowadays, however, many a university graduate in Lithuania struggle to find a job and therefore flock to vocational schools to learn a trade.

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Friday,17 May, 2013 - 10:02

'In Lithuania, the overall amount of structural funds reprogrammed is EUR 31 million. They have been mobilised recently for youth employment measures by amending programmes or making internal reallocations between measures. Labour market reforms to remove disincentives for employers to take on more staff are ongoing, in particular to facilitate temporary work contracts for up to two years; flexibility in setting working hours; teleworking; transparent and equal remuneration for work / terms…

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Monday,13 May, 2013 - 03:00

The adaptation of BEQUAL benchmarking tool and Community of Practice that took place under the framework of BEQUAL + project had been based on Country Profiles fulfilling the role of background information for needs analysis and determining the main characteristics of VET systems in importing countries, existing approaches and gaps in quality assurance that needed be taken into account in the process of adaptation. They provided the basis for comparative analysis and for deciding the correct…

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Tuesday,7 May, 2013 - 03:00

The piloting of the translated and adapted BEQUAL tool for benchmarking quality assurance in VET was completed successfully in April 2013. The purpose of the piloting actions was to test the application of the adapted benchmarking tool in the importing countries (Bulgaria, Italy and Turkey), to observe the feedback of the users in order to discover potential problems and/or errors, as well as to re-evaluate and improve the BEQUAL tool. We tested the technical performance of the BEQUAL…

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Monday,6 May, 2013 - 10:02

A delegation of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) of the European Parliament has met with Members of the Seimas and discussed unemployment, promotion of employment, the lack of qualified labour force, emigration and the events covering these issues to be held in the framework of the parliamentary dimension of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

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Tuesday,2 April, 2013 - 03:00

3 piloting seminars have been held in Bulgaria in the period 15 February- 07 March 2013. Their purpose was to test the application of the adapted benchmarking tool in Bulgaria, to observe the feedback of the users in order to discover potential problems and/or errors and to define the areas for improve the benchmarking tool. The seminars were held in Plovdiv, Pleven and Sofia and were visited by 75 VET providers (principals of VET high schools, colleges and managers of centers for vocational…

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Thursday,28 March, 2013 - 02:00

From January till March 2013 the piloting of the Benchmarking tool was done in Italy.

15 individual meetings with VET centres and Vocational schools of Tuscany were fixed and fulfilled. The meetings had place partly in locations of the VET providers and partly in ASEV’s premises.

One VET institution was interviewed telephonically and then by mail.

So totally ASEV has managed to reach 16 VET centres and vocational schools from the following cities: Empoli,…

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Saturday,2 March, 2013 - 09:02

LITHUANIAN EU PRESIDENCY PRIORITIES (JULY-DECEMBER 2013) IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

On 6 February 2013 Ms Milda Spelyte-Letuliene, Education Attaché for the Permanent Representation of Lithuanian to the EU, presented the preliminary ideas on the priorities on education and training of the upcoming Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the EU. This information note develops on the main directions the Council will head to for the 2nd semester 2013.

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