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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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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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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...
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Stay tuned for the European Skills Index!

08/06/2017Ilias Livanos
Since 2013, at Cedefop we have been working on constructing a skills index.
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Guidance, Research

How are skill needs assessed and matched? What is in place in EU countries

What type of education and training to undertake? Which curricula need to be updated to reflect new skills? What mix of skilled labour to hire? What type of training programmes to offer to the unemployed? Policy-makers, VET providers, public employment services, employers, parents and individuals...
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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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What will you be when you grow up?

“So, what will you be when you grow up?” Ranging from fireman to ballet dancer, astronaut to truck driver, there have been numerous responses to this question, across borders and generations. “I am not sure yet” is often not well-greeted, especially as the respondent ages. However, now more than ...
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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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Guidance, Research

ICT specialists: wanted throughout Europe!

24/10/2016Ilias Livanos
On the top of the EU skills’ shortage list are found ICT specialists. This does not come as a surprise. However, in order to allow for efficient policy interventions one has to assess the particular reasons behind the shortage in each country so as to find the appropriate “cure”.