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Same job, different tasks?

26/04/2018

Understanding the effects of technological changes on skills stands high at policy debates.

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How can guidance services make the most of technology and information?

19/03/2018

Labour market intelligence (LMI) is being produced in vast amounts across Europe, providing insights on where jobs are, where to find the best training and which are the best opportunities for...

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Big data and bigger job opportunities: From Sherlock Holmes to Data Science

07/02/2018

In Arthur Conan Doyle’s book “A Scandal in Bohemia”, Holmes refers to the misconception of impulsive actions arguing that “It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data.

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Understanding the online labour market in the EU

12/01/2018

Online job vacancies (OJV) form an easily accessible source of data on skills demand by employers, thanks to advances in web crawling technologies, machine learning and big data techniques.

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4 essential skills questions we helped to answer in 2017

19/12/2017

When you work in the field of education or labour market, you certainly have many questions about skills.

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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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