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European Skills Index: skills systems explained!

14/03/2019Ilias Livanos
Skill systems are crucial for countries’ competitiveness and growth, and well as for individuals’ development and wellbeing. Important EU initiatives, such as the European Pillar of Social Rights and the New Skills Agenda, set out the improvement of skill systems as a key priority.
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Research

Machines, robots and the threat of automation to EU jobs

With forecasts that nearly half of all jobs in advanced economies may be potentially automated , it is no surprise that 72% of EU citizens fear that technology may ‘steal people’s jobs’ . 
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Guidance, Research

Four questions and answers for career guidance!

05/02/2019Jiri Branka
Our new indicators help answer questions such as “what are the future prospects of a specific job?”, “what tasks will I be doing?”, “how much will I make?” or “what education do I need for a certain job?”
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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, ...
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Research

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. 
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Research

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.
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Research

Jobs and skills: An online match

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

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.
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Guidance

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.
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Research

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.”