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The 2-year EU-funded action SIQAF (Sectoral & International Qualification Framework to the EQF) enters its last term.

Transparency and recognition of all types of skills and qualifications are necessary to enable people in Europe access opportunities of being truly mobile between employment and learning, or within and between countries. Over the past 10 years, the European Commission together with the EU member states has been working on implementing and further developing the European Qualification Framework (EQF).

Following the launch of the review of the 2006 Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning in June 2016, the Commission adopted the proposal for a New Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning on January 17, 2018.

The year for EuropeActive’s EU affairs team starts traditionally with the ERASMUS + Sport Info Day, on January 30, 2018 organised by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) to inform potential applicants about the Erasmus+: Sport programme.

On the 24th and 25th January 2018, within the framework of the Bulgarian presidency, the Ministry of Youth and Sports organised in Sofia a conference on the importance of education and investigation for preventing doping in grassroots sport.

EuropeActive has attended today, January 25 2018, the 1st European Education Summit, dedicated to "laying the foundation of the European Education Area: for an innovative, inclusive and values based education". The summit has been hosted by Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.

Cedefop has recently published an opinion survey on vocational education and training (VET) in Europe. It is crucial to understand the public perception of vocational education and training and the reasons behind that attitude to make VET a first choice for young and adult learners.

EuropeActive attended on December 12, 2017 the event “Team Up for NEETs – Youth, Sport and Employability in the 2020 strategy”. The event was organised by the international association streetfootballworld and was attended by project partners of the team up project, representatives from sport and physical activity organisations and the European Commission.

From 20 to 24 November 2017, the European Commission is organising the second European Vocational Skills Week. 1355 events are currently taking place in 45 different countries. In Brussels the 3 days conference gathered more than 700 stakeholders. The week success demonstrates the crucial role of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in supporting skills, jobs, innovation and competitiveness.

International Standards Meeting organised by EuropeActive is held during 23-24 November 2017 in Rome as a part of the European Skills Week. This event brings together all stakeholder from the fitness industry in order to discuss strategies on how to communicate and implement the standards and to ensure the best quality of the European health & fitness sector.