Online training for K-12 teachers

14.08.14 / Programmes and projects / Continuing education

In this article by Douglas Armendone, he explains about the EUN Academy, their free-of-charge MOOC courses and's participation in its international projects on behalf of Switzerland. The main issue is to reinforce the integration of ICT for teaching and learning in Swiss schools.

More political education in schools

05.08.14 / Educational politics

According to a study on political reform among some 1,000 Swiss people, schools should be made responsible for childrens‘ education in civic studies. They should raise the interest of children and young people in political matters to make them participate actively in matters like popular votes.

Swiss Skills Berne

25.07.14 / Career guidance / Competition / Vocational training jobs

For the first time in its history, Swiss Skills Championship for professional skills and artistic knowledge of young people will meet in one place. 70 professions compete from September 17 to 21 at the Bernexpo. Additionally, young people find information for their choice of occupation.

Fast-track school in an asylum

18.07.14 / Educational politics

As a result of the trial fast-track asylum process that has been running in Zurich since January, children are being taught German in makeshift schools – in case their parent's application is accepted. The test project will run until September 2015 to see if it can serve as a model for Switzerland.

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World Skills General Assembly

12.09.14 - 19.09.14 / Lucerne


For the first time the World Skills General Assembly GA will be held in Switzerland. WorldSkills International is the responsible body for the worldwide professional championships. Some 250 delegates worldwide are expected to attend the conference.


Event languages: German, English
School Grades: Vocational schools

Congress on Vocational and Professional Education

15.09.14 - 18.09.14 / Winterthur

Thematic event

In 2014, the Confederation will launch the first international congress devoted exclusively to dual-track vocational education and training. The main focus will be on image building, bilateral exchanges between the private sector and policymakers and the presentation of best practice experiences.


Event languages: German, French, English
School Grades: Vocational schools

Learning Festival 2014

19.09.14 - 20.09.14 / all of Switzerland

Continuing education / Information event / Thematic event

The national Awareness Campaign for Life Long Learning brings a news learning experience to the people. Various national, regional and local events in the field of adult education will take place in the framework of this national platform.


Event languages: German, French, Italian, English
School Grades: Tertiary level

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