Find here key and commonly used skills-related terms and concepts with their definitions.

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Activity rate

Activity rate is the percentage of active persons in relation to the comparable total population.

The economically active population comprises employed and unemployed persons, but not the economically inactive, such as pre-school children, school children, students and pensioners.

Source: Eurostat Glossary Statistics Explained

Anticipation (skills anticipation)

Use of labour market and skills information to predict and develop policy responses to future skills needs (see Labour market information systems)

Apprenticeship

Systematic, long-term training where periods at the workplace alternate with learning in an educational institution or training centre

Apprenticeship

Systematic, long-term training where periods at the workplace alternate with learning in an educational institution or training centre