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Monday, 9 December 2013



Youth employment: Commission proposes standards to improve quality of traineeships

Guidelines to enable trainees to acquire high-quality work experience under safe and fair conditions, and to increase their chances of finding a good quality job, have been proposed today by the European Commission.
The proposal for a Council Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Green light for Erasmus+: More than 4 million to get EU grants for skills and employability



Monday, 4 November 2013

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Now online: AgriTrainee.org

AgriTrainee.org is a joint venture between Aequor and Stichting Uitwisseling en Studiereizen voor het Platteland (SUSP). Agritrainee.org operates as a Service desk for International Learning in the agro-food sector.
AgriTrainee.org wants to stimulate international mobility and increase the quality of international learning by offering adequate information and service. Agritarianee.org cooperates with the Dutch centres of expertise and selected foreign partners.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Kick off project Quality Assurance Foreign Placement

Work meeting 1 will be held Oct. 7-10, 2012 at Aequor Ede.
The project is about increasing the quality of foreign placement by creating partnerships between Aequor and foreign independent institutes that are in a position to assess the quality of placement companies in their region. The quality assessment can be based on criteria set up by Aequor or existing national criteria in the partner country. Partners in this Transfer of Innovation project are Belgium, France, Germany, Turkey and The Netherlands.


Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Symposium on internationalizing occupational profiles and VET

Dutch sectors are challenged to maintain and strengthen their competitiveness. The Dutch government appointed 9 sectors to be our economically top sectors. Sectors which are of prime importance for the economy in the Netherlands.
Two of the top sectors fall within Aequor’s working field; Horticulture and Agro-Food.

To strengthen the national competitiveness is not enough. Companies will increasingly need to invest in international competitiveness. Adequate staffing cannot be solved within national borders. Innovation of knowledge takes place at a global level. For our business new knowledge develops also beyond our borders. It is important to get on top of this. The answer lies not only in techniques such as internet, but especially in the mobility of people.

Mobility of people is not obvious. That must be motivated, encouraged and .... learned. Here lies a challenge for industry and educational institutes.

There have been many initiatives to create conditions to support mobility. There are a European Qualifications Framework (EQF), a Dutch qualification framework (NLQF) and numerous other tools that has been developed.

Come and visit our symposium on April 24th from 12:00-17:00, Aequor Ede.  Listen, have a say and think about what opportunities business and education can utilize to strengthen their capacity and increase businesses results in the international environment.

Keep an eye on our website www.aequor.nl to subscribe.