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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”. 
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What are the skills that employers want? Using big data technology to open the black box

14/03/2017Vladimir Kvetan
Improving individual’s employability by investing in the right skills is considered as one of the key policy responses to highly dynamic and competitive labour markets of today. 
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Guidance, Policy, Research

A cake for the Skills Panorama!

It has been four years since the launch of Europe’s unique portal of skills and labour market intelligence. And one year ago, Cedefop presented to the “world of skills” the brand new, fully revamped Skills Panorama!
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Policy, Research

How far are EU countries from Making Skills Work?

20/09/2016Ilias Livanos
EU Member States dedicate significant resources to skills development and employment policies, in particular on activation and matching. However, there has been no uniform measure across the EU to assess and compare the outcomes of these policies. Cedefop comes to fill in this gap with the Europe...
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Guidance, Policy

How to form the skills of those who form the skills of others?

Learning at the workplace lies high in the EU policy agenda as a means of ensuring that enterprises have a workforce with up-to-date skills and competences. Given that about one-third of an individual’s lifespan is spent in working environments, the workplace is an indispensable component of any ...
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Guidance, Policy, Research

What are the skills of the future?

The issue of what are the jobs and skills that will be needed in the future economy is a million-dollar question. Many futurologists claim to know the answer, yet an honest response to this question should be ‘can anyone really know with certainty?’
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Guidance, Policy

Making learning visible: A European perspective to the validation of non-formal and informal learning

The Recommendation constitutes a landmark in the development of policies of validation in Europe, as it constitutes an important political commitment.