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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...

Making labour market and skills intelligence policy relevant: How Cedefop supports countries

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 important policy priority. 

New forms of self-employment: the Hollywood model and the gig economy

30/08/2017Terence Hogarth
Employment relationships are in a state of flux.[1] Or so it would seem. Stories in the press point to increasing numbers of professionals being self-employed in some countries. Whether this reflects a voluntary or enforced choice is open to question, but it is a choice that has been made in...