France, R&D has been marked by the European current events in 2005,
which have inscribed education and lifelong learning as the only means
to reach the goals of a society of knowledge in 2010. This was especially
supported by the participation of Céreq in a European consortium
responsible for evaluating the advancement of national policy towards the
goals of Lisbon and Copenhagen.
Leonardo Da Vinci programme actively supports the lifelong learning policy
in France. Numerous innovations and tools issued from this programme (territorial
diagnosis of branches or workplaces, tools for multimedia training, etc)
contribute to the skills and competences development and to the improvement
of the firms’ competitiveness.
the field of employment discrimination in France, 2005 was marked by the
creation on 30/12/2004 of a new institution in France: the Halde (Haute
Autorité de Lutte contre les Discriminations et pour l’Egalité/
High Authority of Fight against Discrimination and for Equality). The European
impulse preceded the creation of this institutional and legal authority,
which echoes the different European directives. The Halde has the jurisdiction
to intervene in all fields, including employment, against discrimination,
the criteria being based on ethnicity, religion, gender, conviction, disablement,
age, health, or sexual orientation. Its missions are the treatment of individual
complaints, observation, study and animation of research. This legal
support, along with the tools provided by the projects of the Equal programme,
is enriched with European partners’ experiences, which enable the training
practitioners to develop information and awareness procedures.
French government is currently drawing up a national response to the proposal
of setting up a European frame of professional certifications. Céreq
is composing a national report on the role of national certification systems
to promote lifelong learning.
the general conference of UNESCO in September 2005, Céreq participated
in the resolution project (resolution 14) on the role and the validation
of the benefits of experience in lifelong learning.
2005, Céreq pursued its activities of supervising projects concerned
with the transparency of qualifications, the establishment of credits in
VET, and the evaluation of training quality.