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Belgium-French-Community:National Reforms related to Transversal Skills and Employability

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Overview Belgium (French Community)

Contents

Belgium-French-Community:Political, Social and Economic Background and Trends

Belgium-French-Community:Historical Development

Belgium-French-Community:Main Executive and Legislative Bodies

Belgium-French-Community:Population: Demographic Situation, Languages and Religions

Belgium-French-Community:Political and Economic Situation

Belgium-French-Community:Organisation and Governance

Belgium-French-Community:Fundamental Principles and National Policies

Belgium-French-Community:Lifelong Learning Strategy

Belgium-French-Community:Organisation of the Education System and of its Structure

Belgium-French-Community:Organisation of Private Education

Belgium-French-Community:National Qualifications Framework

Belgium-French-Community:Administration and Governance at Central and/or Regional Level

Belgium-French-Community:Administration and Governance at Local and/or Institutional Level

Belgium-French-Community:Statistics on Organisation and Governance

Belgium-French-Community:Funding in Education

Belgium-French-Community:Early Childhood and School Education Funding

Belgium-French-Community:Higher Education Funding

Belgium-French-Community:Adult Education and Training Funding

Belgium-French-Community:Early Childhood Education and Care

Belgium-French-Community:Organisation of Programmes for Children under 2-3 years

Belgium-French-Community:Teaching and Learning in Programmes for Children under 2-3 years

Belgium-French-Community:Assessment in Programmes for Children under 2-3 years

Belgium-French-Community:Organisation of Programmes for Children over 2-3 years

Belgium-French-Community:Teaching and Learning in Programmes for Children over 2-3 years

Belgium-French-Community:Assessment in Programmes for Children over 2-3 years

Belgium-French-Community:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Early Childhood Education and Care

Belgium-French-Community:Primary Education

Belgium-French-Community:Organisation of Primary Education

Belgium-French-Community:Teaching and Learning in Primary Education

Belgium-French-Community:Assessment in Primary Education

Belgium-French-Community:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Primary Education

Belgium-French-Community:Secondary and Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Belgium-French-Community:Organisation of General Lower Secondary Education

Belgium-French-Community:Teaching and Learning in General Lower Secondary Education

Belgium-French-Community:Assessment in General Lower Secondary Education

Belgium-French-Community:Organisation of General Upper Secondary Education

Belgium-French-Community:Teaching and Learning in General Upper Secondary Education

Belgium-French-Community:Assessment in General Upper Secondary Education

Belgium-French-Community:Organisation of Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Belgium-French-Community:Teaching and Learning in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Belgium-French-Community:Assessment in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Belgium-French-Community:Organisation of Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Belgium-French-Community:Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Belgium-French-Community:Assessment in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Belgium-French-Community:Higher Education

Belgium-French-Community:Types of Higher Education Institutions

Belgium-French-Community:First Cycle Programmes

Belgium-French-Community:Bachelor

Belgium-French-Community:Short-Cycle Higher Education

Belgium-French-Community:Second Cycle Programmes

Belgium-French-Community:Programmes outside the Bachelor and Master Structure

Belgium-French-Community:Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes

Belgium-French-Community:Adult Education and Training

Belgium-French-Community:Distribution of Responsibilities

Belgium-French-Community:Developments and Current Policy Priorities

Belgium-French-Community:Main Providers

Belgium-French-Community:Main Types of Provision

Belgium-French-Community:Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning

Belgium-French-Community:Teachers and Education Staff

Belgium-French-Community:Initial Education for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Belgium-French-Community:Conditions of Service for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Belgium-French-Community:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Belgium-French-Community:Initial Education for Academic Staff in Higher Education

Belgium-French-Community:Conditions of Service for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Belgium-French-Community:Continuing Professional Development for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Belgium-French-Community:Initial Education for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Belgium-French-Community:Conditions of Service for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Belgium-French-Community:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Belgium-French-Community:Management and Other Education Staff

Belgium-French-Community:Management Staff for Early Childhood and School Education

Belgium-French-Community:Staff Involved in Monitoring Educational Quality for Early Childhood and School Education

Belgium-French-Community:Education Staff Responsible for Guidance in Early Childhood and School Education

Belgium-French-Community:Other Education Staff or Staff Working with Schools

Belgium-French-Community:Management Staff for Higher Education

Belgium-French-Community:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Higher Education

Belgium-French-Community:Management Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Belgium-French-Community:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Belgium-French-Community:Quality Assurance

Belgium-French-Community:Quality Assurance in Early Childhood and School Education

Belgium-French-Community:Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Belgium-French-Community:Quality Assurance in Adult Education and Training

Belgium-French-Community:Educational Support and Guidance

Belgium-French-Community:Special Education Needs Provision within Mainstream Education

Belgium-French-Community:Separate Special Education Needs Provision in Early Childhood and School Education

Belgium-French-Community:Support Measures for Learners in Early Childhood and School Education

Belgium-French-Community:Guidance and Counselling in Early Childhood and School Education

Belgium-French-Community:Support Measures for Learners in Higher Education

Belgium-French-Community:Guidance and Counselling in Higher Education

Belgium-French-Community:Support Measures for Learners in Adult Education and Training

Belgium-French-Community:Guidance and Counselling in a Lifelong Learning Approach

Belgium-French-Community:Mobility and Internationalisation

Belgium-French-Community:Mobility in Early Childhood and School Education

Belgium-French-Community:Mobility in Higher Education

Belgium-French-Community:Mobility in Adult Education and Training

Belgium-French-Community:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Early Childhood and School Education

Belgium-French-Community:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education

Belgium-French-Community:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Adult Education and Training

Belgium-French-Community:Bilateral Agreements and Worldwide Cooperation

Belgium-French-Community:Ongoing Reforms and Policy Developments

Belgium-French-Community:National Reforms in Early Childhood Education and Care

Belgium-French-Community:National Reforms in School Education

Belgium-French-Community:National Reforms in Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning

Belgium-French-Community:National Reforms in Higher Education

Belgium-French-Community:National Reforms related to Transversal Skills and Employability

Belgium-French-Community:European Perspective

Belgium-French-Community:Legislation

Belgium-French-Community:Glossary

2016

December 2016

10/11/2016 : Distance learning : the last shift towards E-learning

Distance learning, the heir of the correspondence lessons created in 1965, is now making its technological shift towards e-learning with the launch of its new website : http://www.elearning.cfwb.be/.

This web space now offers new training and remedial exercises to the general public. Genuine operational support for the Decree organizing e-learning in the French Community, initiated by the Minister of Education for Social Advancement Education, this site makes it possible to prepare for the different central juries (primary to secondary) and to obtain adapted school support.

Registration is possible throughout the year and the financial accessibility remains guaranteed since the annual registration amounts to 25 euros and offers unlimited access to all modules.


September 2016

25/08/2016

On the proposal of the Minister for Equal Opportunities and Interculturality, the Government has just allocated an envelope of € 1,450,000 to implement 153 projects to support youth education activities for citizenship, fighting racism and defending the rights of those vulnerable by exile.


06/07/2016: A training offer in higher education for all. The Government approved in first reading the draft Implementing Cooperation Agreement and the draft requirement specifications for Higher Education Collective Structures. These collective structures will provide infrastructure and quality equipment to all higher education institutions and vocational training institutions, to develop a local training and higher education offer, responding to the local socio-economic needs. Among others, they will allow to relocate, in the geographical areas and business sectors where necessary, a training offer in higher education, which will apply primarily to job seekers, to IFAPME learners, to workers as part of their continuing development, but also more broadly to all students in higher education or social advancement education.


30/06/2016 The 2014-2019 Declaration of Regional Policy called for the conclusion of a Pact for Employment and Training between the Walloon Government and the social partners. Unions, employers and Government signed June 30, 2016 the first Pact for Employment and Training in Wallonia. The Pact aims at creating sustainable and quality jobs in order to contribute fully to growth. It addresses six priority themes :

1. reorganization of the employment aid ;

2. creation of training places for learners in dual vocational training ;

3. strengthening of vocational guidance throughout life ;

4. basic principles and method of creating an integration contract for young people ;

5. basic principles and method of reorganization of financial incentives for the workers’ continuing development ;

6. strengthening the social dialogue tools in Wallonia.

The integration contract aims at providing a first work experience to young people who, 18 months after leaving education, fail to find work. They receive support and assistance (700 € per month) for a year. The implementation of the first measures is expected in January 2017.


10/03/2016: Decree establishing the Women's and sciences’ Committee whose principal mission is to promote and improve the balanced participation of women and men in scientific and academic careers. Therefore, "gender" contact people were designated in all French-speaking universities in the country and funding was earmarked to support the gender policy in universities. These nominees are currently working to set up an inter-university master program in gender studies.


2015

Forming a compulsory part of a set of cross-sectoral (education, employment, youth information, staying on in school, middle-classes, etc.) and multi-level (European, Federal, Regional, Community, local) policies, the Youth Guarantee Scheme aims to help combat unemployment and underemployment in young people aged between 15 and 25 and to improve their skills (in a broad sense) with a view to their (re)entry into the labour market.

6 priority themes are used to implement the schemes objectives through a range of practical initiatives :

- An "Information/guidance" priority :

  • Plateforme Bruxelles-J: since June 2014, a website (bruxelles-j.be) has been available providing the information needed by young people about study, training, work, their rights</div>

- An "Education/youth action" priority :

  • The implementation of a joint action plan with the Region's Dispositif d'Accrochage Scolaire (school dropout plan), education/youth action cross-sectoral organisations and local stake-holders designed to stop young people dropping out of school.</div>

- An "Education and informal training" priority :

  • Implementation of a community service system for low-skilled young people under 25 (max. secondary school certificate (CESS)), generally registered as job seekers.
  • Implementation of a system to re-engage young people who are furthest removed from the labour mar-ket (Find-Bind-Mind).</div>

- A "Training" priority :

  • Strengthening the Bruxelles Formation-Enseignement de Promotion Sociale partnership from September 2014 with a view to increasing the level of qualifications obtained by young people (access to the secondary school certificate (CESS).
  • Improving cooperation between training providers (reference centres, social and professional integration bodies, Bruxelles Formation, VDAB Brussel) and "education" providers, such as ap-prenticeships, sandwich courses and agricultural centres.
  • Language learning: systematic testing of any new job seeker, more job-focused language train-ing, extension of the Brulingua platform to all students and teachers (and more specifically job seekers), more intensive language lessons (Flemish Community Commission and Communities), creation of the "Leerwinkel Brussel" (information, guidance and support service for various training options).</div>

- A "Work placement" priority.

- An "Employment" priority.


During the first half of 2015, within the general framework of the Youth Guarantee Scheme of the Brussels Capital Region (one of the 18 projects of the 2025 Strategy), a joint action plan between compulsory education departments and public services and the youth action of the Communities will be finalised to be operational at local level by the start of the 2015-2016 academic year at the latest.


On a five-year basis and under the Decree of Social Cohesion, the COCOF subsidises 230 active associ-ations in 13 municipalities of the Brussels Capital Region in terms of educational support, literacy, learning French or the reception of newcomers. 8.8 million € have been allocated in 2015 to support these associations under social cohesion.


The Government of the Walloon Region announced the adoption in spring 2015 of a Marshall Plan 4.0; consultation with the social partners on this subject was initiated in December 2014 This will refocus on the key factors of competitiveness likely to structure a genuine industrial policy based on innovation and supporting the creation of jobs, that are innovation, including digital innovation, training (in synergy with the competences of the Community), the costs of energy and raw materials and the development of circular economy and attractiveness of the territory. It will focus in particular on the following areas:

- In synergy with the skills of the French Community, support a policy of training and guidance to enhance employment opportunities;

- Support digital innovation and integration of ICT.


Under the 2014-2020 ESF program, the Governments of the Walloon Region and the French Community have approved the projects in the first call. € 250 million have been allocated in this context to the priority "Include and use" (see chapter 14.3. for ESF programming (10/02/2015)) with the aim of improving accessibility of measures which aim at inclusion, at guiding job seekers or at fighting against discrimination in the labour market.


2014

During the Extraordinary Social Summit of 10 October 2014, the Brussels Capital Region has initiated the 2025 strategy to develop a forward-looking vision of the revitalization policy of the Brussels economy over a period of 10 years. To this end, the 2014-2019 parliamentary term will focus on 2 major axes: the Economy-Employment axis and the Job-Training axis. Competitiveness poles of regional dimension will be set up by the Government, in consultation with the relevant sectors, which will bring together, within a consulting and partnership approach, enterprises, training centres and research units in selected areas.


Through the Language Plan financed by the Marshall 2.green Plan , the Walloon Government puts an emphasis on language learning (national and English) as a factor of worker mobility and of Wallonia opening. The main target publics are job seekers, workers and young people. In order to ensure the durability of that policy, an order formalising all of the measures of the plan was passed in early 2014. This will ensure a lasting frame for the Wallangues centre as well as for all the language learning measures such as the linguistic immersion scholarships, BRIC scholarships as well as aid measures intended for job seekers. The Wallangues centre numbers over 265 000 members. In addition, the Government has decided to set up a Language Centre in Louvain-la-Neuve.