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29 November 2018

Vocational education and training: Is there a career for me?

(From ec.europa.eu ) When you hear the phrase VET, you may well think of a select few “traditional” vocations. Construction workers, electricians, mechanics, plumbers and painters and decorators are all examples of jobs commonly associated with VET, and these careers – while great options – are not suited to everyone. The truth is, VET is a much broader concept, with a wide range of potential careers. In this article, we discuss some of the careers that you could pursue through VET. Traditional VET careers Vocational careers date right back to ancient times, when early farmers, cooks,...
14 November 2018

How does undeclared work in the EU affect you?

(From ec.europa.eu ) What exactly is undeclared work? Undeclared work is any work that is lawful by nature but not declared to the relevant public authorities. It’s often known informally as ‘cash-in-hand work’ and is common in sectors such as construction, cleaning, childcare, and food and hospitality. What does the ‘European Platform tackling undeclared work’ do? Combating the issue of undeclared work is a priority of the EU, which is why it launched the ‘European Platform tackling undeclared work’ back in 2016. The platform brings together organisations from around the EU, including labour...
14 November 2018

How does undeclared work in the EU affect you?

(From ec.europa.eu ) What exactly is undeclared work? Undeclared work is any work that is lawful by nature but not declared to the relevant public authorities. It’s often known informally as ‘cash-in-hand work’ and is common in sectors such as construction, cleaning, childcare, and food and hospitality. What does the ‘European Platform tackling undeclared work’ do? Combating the issue of undeclared work is a priority of the EU, which is why it launched the ‘European Platform tackling undeclared work’ back in 2016. The platform brings together organisations from around the EU, including labour...
28 September 2017

Commission releases first EU-wide tool for sustainable building performance reporting

Published : Thu, 28 Sep 2017 Today the European Commission launched the pilot phase of Level(s), a new EU framework for sustainable buildings which will help transform the building sector. It is the first tool of this kind that has bee...
29 May 2017

Copernicus building skills actions

Published : Mon, 29 May 2017 Tue, 18 Jul 2017 The European Commission is launching a call for proposals aimed at cooperation between Copernicus and Knowledge Innovation Communities (KICs). The aim is to provide the skills needed to access ...

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