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How can VET, skills and qualifications play a role in the EU refugee crisis?

14/11/2017

The global refugee crisis is characterised by very high and increasing numbers of the refugee population.

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Making labour market and skills intelligence policy relevant: How Cedefop supports countries

17/10/2017

In the challenging economic climate that followed the global financial crisis, the objective of strengthening links between education and training and the labour market became an increasingly...

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New forms of self-employment: the Hollywood model and the gig economy

30/08/2017

Employment relationships are in a state of flux.[1] Or so it would seem.

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Stay tuned for the European Skills Index!

08/06/2017

Since 2013, at Cedefop we have been working on constructing a skills index.

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How are skill needs assessed and matched? What is in place in EU countries

04/05/2017

What type of education and training to undertake? Which curricula need to be updated to reflect new skills? What mix of skilled labour to hire?

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The EU workforce: under-skilled at hiring!

10/04/2017

A pervasive aspect of skills mismatches is that of “under-skilling”. 

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What are the skills that employers want? Using big data technology to open the black box

14/03/2017

Improving individual’s employability by investing in the right skills is considered as one of the key policy responses to highly dynamic and competitive labour markets of today. 

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What will you be when you grow up?

09/02/2017

“So, what will you be when you grow up?” Ranging from fireman to ballet dancer, astronaut to truck driver, there have been numerous responses to this question, across borders and generations.

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A cake for the Skills Panorama!

01/12/2016

It has been four years since the launch of Europe’s unique portal of skills and labour market intelligence.

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ICT specialists: wanted throughout Europe!

24/10/2016

On the top of the EU skills’ shortage list are found ICT specialists. This does not come as a surprise.

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