Training & Education
Competence development and lifelong learning are central elements of an integrated EMF approach to developing employment, employability and competitiveness in the European metal industry. Education and training have also become a central element of the anticipation of change in the manufacturing industry in Europe.
Lifelong learning is a horizontal approach linked to industrial policy, collective bargaining, social dialogue and company policy.
For more information please contact Isabelle Barthes, Senior Policy Adviser.
Position paper adopted by the 113th Meeting of the EMF Executive Committee
Brussels, 24th & 25th November 2010
The EMF is an associated partner to this EU funded project.
The overall aim of the project is to create common grounds for referencing national qualifications frameworks (NQF) and sectoral qualifications/competence frameworks (SQF) to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), thereby providing for comparability of qualifications on the basis of learning outcomes defined in terms of abilities required by work processes.
Within the framework of the project NEWTON – Network between Workers' Federations and their Training Organisations in Europe Now! – trade unions and their training institutions from five countries of the European Union initiated a structural dialogue about:
Joint EMF-IG Metall Conference
Frankfurt, 24th and 25th January 2008