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Refugees easing Covid-19 skills shortages: lessons for the future

24/04/2020

Despite recognised as among the most vulnerable to the coronavirus, refugees across the EU and beyond are stepping up to support local communities in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. Their contribution is a reminder that – vulnerable or not – refugees have skills that may be of added value to the local labour market of the countries of asylum, particularly those challenged with skill shortages.  

Ramona David Craescu
Ramona David Craescu
Cedefop Expert, Department for Learning and Employability

Economic and gender equality: are skills systems the answer?

16/03/2020

Achieving a balanced economic growth and promoting gender equality consist fundamental aims of the European Union as set out in Article 3 of the Treaty on European Union. Towards this direction, the European Pillar of Social Rights calls, inter alia, for fair wages and gender equality. 

Ilias Livanos
Ilias Livanos
Cedefop Expert, Department for Skills and Labour Market
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Euro area unemployment at 8.1%, EU27 at 7.4% (August 2020)

22/10/2020
In August 2020, unemployment rates increased for the fifth consecutive month, accounting for up to 8.1% for the euro area, and up to 7.4% for the European Union. Estimations indicate that, during this month, 15.6 million citizens, 13.2 million of whom being in the euro area, were left unemployed.
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European Parliament stressing the issue of youth unemployment

22/10/2020
As youth unemployment is continuously on the rise (accounting for up to 17.6% in the EU for August 2020, according to Eurostat), the European Parliament adopted a resolution to compel member states to take actionable measures combating this negative trend.
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