On 8-9 October 2020, EFEE participated in the OECD Education 2030 Global Forum on the Future of Education and Skills 2030, bringing together around 250 participants from 40 countries. During the event, key stakeholders, including students, teachers, social partners and members from civil societies, discussed......

On 6 October 2020, EFEE attended the online conference “Leaving no one behind and striving for more: Fairness and solidarity in the EU social market economy”, organized by the European Commission. The conference discussed the main findings of the same-titled Employment and Social Developments in......

On 28 September 2020, EFEE participated in the Social Affairs Board (SAB) meeting of CEEP (European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of general interest). CEEP introduced the members to their Position Paper on Renewed Understanding of SGI’s, which will be......

On 29 September, EFEE attended the introduction to the official launch of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2020-22, organised by  EU-OSHA. The online event invited European and international organisations to apply for this renewed partnership, which is focused on exchanging experiences and good practices within the OSH......

On 14 May 2020, EFEE attended the first Liaison Forum of the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL) since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which took place in online. The Liaison Forum brings together EU cross-industry and sectoral social partners to discuss......

The outbreak of COVID-19 in Europe and its impact on Education  Dear EFEE Members and Friends, The recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe has threatened the lives of thousands of people, limited social interactions and stopped the normal functioning of European economies. The......

Released on the 12th of March 2020, EFEE’s Vision Statement sets out the focus of its priorities for the next four years. In examining the Commission’s Political Guidelines 2019-2024, EFEE recognises the need for high-quality education and training systems with an inclusive, value-based, lifelong-learning, an innovation-driven approach. EFEE furthermore pledges to......

On 10 March 2020, EFEE participated in a webinar on the representation of apprentices in VET organized by the European Alliance for Apprenticeships. The webinar centred around a study conducted by two researchers from the European Apprentice Network (EAN), Ilona Murphy and Patricia Vale.  The main......

On 9 March 2020, EFEE attended the Extraordinary Social Affairs Board (SAB) meeting of CEEP (European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of General Interest). The only topic on the agenda of the day was the negotiations on the Digital Autonomous Framework......

On 20 February 2020, EFEE participated in the European Commission’s Consultation Hearing on Reinforcing the Youth Guarantee. This initiative, which was announced in the Communication “A Strong Social Europe for Just Transitions” of 14 January 2020, aims to update and strengthen the existing Youth Guarantee......

Vacancy for (Senior) Policy Officer at European Federation of Education Employers (EFEE) About us: The European Federation of Education Employers (EFEE) is a European sectoral social partner in education, (International NGO) founded in 2009, located in Brussels. A dynamic European organisation representing the interests of......

On 17-18 February 2020, the third Peer Learning Visit (PLV) of the joint EFEE-ETUCE project on “Lifelong Learning for All: Inclusive Vocational Education and Training” took place in Vila Praia de Âncora & Viana do Castelo (Portugal). The event was hosted and co-organised by ETAP......

On 12 February 2020, members of EFEE and ETUCE gathered in Brussels for the ESSDE Policy Working Group on Higher Education meeting. The meeting was kicked-off with a keynote speech from Professor Max Scheja, Department of Education at Stockholm University, on student learning and the......

On 11 February 2020, EFEE’s Working Group on Higher Education & Research came together in Brussels to discuss the upcoming priorities for this education field in the EU. The meeting opened a policy overview of the Higher Education sector on a European and international level.......

On 10 February 2020, EFEE attended the Liaison Forum of the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL), which took place in Brussels. The Liaison Forum brings together EU cross-industry and sectoral social partners to discuss the latest developments in the field of......

Following the announcement of the second call of the European Universities Initiative on 5 November 2019, the European Commission organized a kick-off event for interested parties on 7 November 2019. Under the motto of “Building the Universities of the Future”, more than 800 stakeholders in......

On 24-25 October 2019, the EFEE Peer Learning Visit on “Promoting Teaching in Higher Education” took place in Helsinki. The event was hosted and co-organised by the Association of Finnish Education Employers (member of EFEE). In total, 14 EFEE members from Australia, Belgium (French speaking......

From 14 to 18 October 2019, the fourth European Vocational Skills Week took place in Helsinki. Continuing on the success of the previous editions, the aim of the week was to provide visibility and recognition for vocational education and training. With the support of the......

Education is both a fundamental right for all human beings and a powerful tool for social inclusion: two truths which must inform European countries in their response to migration and refugees. They also inspired a joint project on education and migration by EFEE and the......

On World Teachers’ Day 2019 we especially celebrate young teachers, the future of the teaching profession. To safeguard this future, the European Social Partners in Education have launched innovative new Online Interactive Risk Assessment Tools for the early childhood education and care and secondary sectors.......

Supportive policy frameworks developed with the involvement of education social partners, as well as a stronger cooperation between teachers, school leaders, education employers, parents and learners, are key factors for the implementing the democratic citizenship and inclusive education in Europe. These are the major conclusions......

On 25 June, EFEE’s General Assembly took place in the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels. All members of the assembly were welcomed by Mr. Jacek Krawczyk, President of the Employers Group of the EESC. He presented the priorities of the Employers Group......

On 24 June, members of EFEE and ETUCE gathered in Brussels for the working group of the European Sectoral Social Dialogue in Education. In total 18 EFEE members participated from Ireland, Slovenia, Croatia, Norway, the Netherlands, Greece, Belgium, UK, Finland, Germany, Romania, Portugal, and Sweden.......

SELFIE, Self-reflection on Effective Learning by Fostering the use of Innovative Educational Technologies, aims to help schools assess how they use digital technology for teaching and learning. Launched by the European Commission, SELFIE is available for primary, secondary and vocational schools in Europe and beyond.......

The Conference on the Mobility of Apprentices took place at the European Parliament in Brussels on 21-22 March. This conference aimed to explore ways to support and contribute to the long-term mobility of apprentices in Europe. The event drew a wide spectrum of stakeholders from......

On 14th and 15th March in Copenhagen the European Social Partners in Education organized a Special Training Seminar within the project on ‘Effective Integration of Migrants and Refugees in Education’. The Training Seminar dedicated to EFEE and ETUCE members from Northern and Western European countries, was the......

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