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Guidance, Policy

VET supporting the qualification of migrants

07/12/2018Irene Psifidou
Early leaving from education and training is understood at EU level as a failure to complete upper secondary education. Staying in school beyond lower secondary education, and thus fighting early leaving from education and training, can ultimately help stimulate labour market participation, ...

Four challenges on the future of work

22/10/2018Ilias Livanos
This blog article discusses four challenges ahead of Europe as coming out from the 2018 Skills Forecast. 

Can work and technology go hand-in-hand?

04/07/2018Ilias Livanos
Cedefop Skills Forecast, a unique dataset providing estimations of demand and supply of skills by sector, occupation, and qualification level, can help to answer.

Jobs and skills: An online match

01/06/2018Jiri Branka
Online job vacancies (OJV) have become a key channel for employers to attract talent.

Same job, different tasks?

26/04/2018Martina Bisello
Understanding the effects of technological changes on skills stands high at policy debates. Different methodological approaches try to grasp these effects and facilitate evidence-based policy decisions.

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

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 mobility.

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

07/02/2018Dafni Georgiou
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. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” 

Understanding the online labour market in the EU

12/01/2018Vladimir Kvetan
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. Cedefop currently develops an EU-wide system to explore and analyse these data[1]. However, information on ...

4 essential skills questions we helped to answer in 2017

When you work in the field of education or labour market, you certainly have many questions about skills. In 2017, Skills Panorama continued to provide you with labour market and skills intelligence to help you finding answers.

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

The global refugee crisis is characterised by very high and increasing numbers of the refugee population. According to UNHCR data, the number of refugees worldwide stood at 22.5 million at the end of 2016, and it was distributed unevenly with Turkey sheltering the greatest number of refugees, hos...