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

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 a...
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Policy, Research

Economic and gender equality: are skills systems the answer?

16/03/2020Ilias Livanos
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. 
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Policy, Research

Is the gig economy the new (old) world?

The future of learning and skills matching from the lens of online platform markets.
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Policy, Research

Crafting skills intelligence

How Cedefop transforms information on skills into powerful evidence for decision-making.
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Policy, Research

Refugees and the labour market: the role of skills in facilitating access

Cedefop has been investigating the potential of skills based pathways to refugee protection, in collaboration with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development. 
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Policy, Research

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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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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Policy, Research

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...
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Policy, Research

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. 
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Policy, Research

The EU workforce: under-skilled at hiring!

10/04/2017Ilias Livanos
A pervasive aspect of skills mismatches is that of “under-skilling”.