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Latvia: Reforming VET – milestones

Cedefop has published an article on progress in vocational education and training in Latvia since 2009.

Cedefop article is available here.



The ReferNet Information Network seminar was held On 17th December

Towards the end of the year, the ReferNet National Contact Point team invited the participants of the information network to an online seminar providing information on the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) and the ReferNet network of contact points, Latvian and European developments in vocational education, as well as more information on the work done by the ReferNet Contact Point in 2020 and planned activities for next year. 

Seminar presentations:



The ReferNet annual plenary meeting took place on 2-3-4 December 2020.

The annual ReferNet meeting, which was also attended by ReferNet Latvia representatives, took place virtually this year.

The goals of the meeting can be found here.



Skills forecast for Latvia until 2030

Skills forecast for Latvia until 2030 by sectors, education levels and occupational groups has been published.

Cedefop report.



European Vocational Skills Week

European Vocational Skills Week take place between 9 and 13 November 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year all events are organized online.

European Vocational Skills Week is an annual event where local, regional or national organizations showcase the very best of vocational education and training (VET).

The focus for 2020 is vocational education and training for green and digital transitions, in line with the Commission priorities of a European Green Deal and a Europe fit for the digital age.

Recordings of European Skills Week events can are available here.



European skills index 2020

The European Skills Index (ESI) is Cedefop’s composite indicator measuring the performance of EU skills systems. The ESI measures countries’ “distance to the ideal” performance. This ideal performance is chosen as the highest achieved by any country over a period of 7 years. The ideal performance is scaled to be 100 and the scores of all countries are then computed and compared to that.

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Latvia: VET during the Covid-19 outbreak

Cedefop has published an article on recommendations and support provided to educational institutions in Latvia during an emergency.

Cedefop article is available here.



Latvia: the Baltic States develop common approaches to work-based learning

The five-year collaboration between the education ministries and other stakeholders in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia seeking common approaches to work-based learning (WBL) and WBL tutor training is bearing fruit.

The WBL-Balt project, which was started in 2015, contributed to joint conceptual approaches towards WBL in the Baltics and the TTT4WBL policy experimentation project tested the tandem training approach for WBL tutors, based on the premise that joint training of VET institution and company tutors yield better results. The latter project resulted in more than 800 WBL tutors trained according to a common tandem training methodology across three countries.

More information available here.