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


Labour market and skills intelligence (LMSI)

Information on current and future labour market trends and skills needs.

Labour market information systems

Systems, mechanisms or processes for gathering, organising, providing and analysing information about the state of the labour market, occupations and jobs, including key changes taking place within the employment, jobs and the occupations (see Anticipation)

Lifelong learning

Learning throughout the life of an individual and relates to different levels of education and training – early childhood, school, higher, vocational and adult education


Literacy is defined as the ability to identify, understand, evaluate, interpret, create, communicate using printed, digital and written materials associated with varying contexts. Literacy involves a continuum of learning in enabling individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, to think critically and to participate fully in their community and wider society (see Numeracy)