Jasper Van Loo
Cedefop Expert, Department for Skills and Labour Market

Biography

Dr. Jasper van Loo is expert at the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) – an EU agency based in Thessaloniki, Greece. He has a master degree in quantitative and general economics (1997, Maastricht University) and holds a Ph.d. in social sciences (2005, Utrecht University). He was a researcher and project manager at the Netherlands based research centre for education and the labour market between 1997 and 2007. There he led research projects on labour market issues, skills, employability and obsolescence of knowledge. He also worked on HRD and HRM, taking an economic perspective on important human resources issues. Jasper started working for the Cedefop in 2007. He led the work on skill mismatch and was coordinator of the centre’s work on national VET systems and policies for several years.  Jasper currently works on skills governance and is responsible for several national skills governance reviews. He is also part of the team investigating EU skills trends using online job vacancies.