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


Forecasts (skills forecasts)

Quantitative, model-based projections of employment, skills and qualifications demand and supply in the future (see Demand, Supply)

Foreign language skills (multilingualism)

Ability to read, write and communicate in a language different from the native language

Foresights (skills foresight studies)

Foresights are a method of qualitative analysis, also using scenario development exercises based on expert opinion (including setting up ‘observatories’, focus groups, round tables and other Delphi-style methods, to reach a consensus view) to analyse skills trends in the economy, particular sectors and/or occupations in the current situation and future