Find here key and commonly used skills-related terms and concepts with their corresponding definitions.
Skills Panorama glossary
Activity rate is the percentage of active persons in relation to the comparable total population.
The economically active population comprises employed and unemployed persons, but not the economically inactive, such as pre-school children, school children, students and pensioners.
Source: Eurostat Glossary Statistics Explained
Anticipation (skills anticipation)
Use of labour market and skills information to predict and develop policy responses to future skills needs (see Labour market information systems)
Systematic, long-term training where periods at the workplace alternate with learning in an educational institution or training centre
Emigration of individuals who are highly qualified or with skills set highly in demand to another country
The skill matching challenge:
Analysing skill mismatch and policy implications.
Quality in education and training.
Skills used in the process of obtaining and understanding new knowledge through thought, reflection, experience, and the senses
Skills to express ideas and views clearly, confidently and concisely in speech, writing and body language (see Soft skills)
Proven ability to use knowledge, skills and personal, social and/or methodological abilities, in work or study situations and in professional and personal development (see Skill)