Call for papers “Understanding skills Demand in Changing World” to contribute to the ETF future of Skills publication – deadline 30th June

The European Training Foundation (ETF) invites researchers, practitioners, authorities, social partners, civil society organisations, and experts that work on employment and skills issues to submit abstracts for papers for a new flagship publication. The publication will be produced in 2020 and should address the issue of how global developments are having an impact on jobs, employment patterns and skills demand in transition and developing countries Successful applicants may be invited to present their work at a future ETF international conference on this topic.


The ETF is seeking, in particular, country examples with case studies, backed up with research, including data analysis, which document changes in the labour market in transition and developing countries. These might include changes in sectors and jobs, employment patterns/relations, work places, occupations and skills needs. The papers could be either research-based or analyses of different policies or practices. Examples that focus on the ETF’s partner countries are particularly welcome. Further details of specific topics can be found below.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 30 June 2019. Abstracts, of around 500 words, should be in English, include a preliminary title and the full names and titles of the authors.


  • New forms of employment
  • New occupations
  • Skills demand
  • Employment changes in economic sectors
  • New technological changes and informal employment
  • Employment relations including working conditions

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