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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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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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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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Crafting skills intelligence

How Cedefop transforms information on skills into powerful evidence for decision-making.
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Vacancy analysis goes online!

07/06/2019Jiri Branka
After several years of development, Cedefop has recently released first results of its work on collecting and analysing online job vacancies. Over 32 million unique vacancies have been collected from more than 50 thousand vacancy websites in Czechia, Germany, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy and the...
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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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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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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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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.