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2018 European Skills Index Technical Report

09/2018
This technical report accompanies the release of the 2018 version of the European Skills Index (ESI) developed by Cedefop. The methodological decisions made in constructing the index have implications for the interpretation and understanding of the results. The first part of this report outl...
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Generating employment, raising incomes and addressing poverty in Greece

09/2018
Employment is pivotal to strengthening Greece’s economic recovery, increasing social welfare and redressing poverty. Jobs are returning, making inroads into high unemployment, but their wages and skill levels are lower than many that were lost during the crisis. Greece’s hiring is benefiting from...
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How does finance influence labour market outcomes? A review of empirical studies

08/2018
This paper reviews empirical research on finance and labour markets. Preliminary themes in the literature follow. Finance may interact with labour market institutions to jointly determine labour outcomes. Highly leveraged firms show greater employment volatility during cyclical fluctuations, an...
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Migrant workers and the digital transformation in the EU

07/2018
  The aim of this report is to provide insights on the implications that structural changes in the labour market related to the Digital Transformation (DT) could have on the integration of EU mobile citizens and third country nationals working in the EU. A comprehensive anal...
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Identification of Green Skill Needs In The Cyprus Economy 2017 - 2027

07/2018
The transition to a model of sustainable economic development, which uses resources efficiently and is based on knowledge and innovation, constitutes one of the main strategic goals of the European Union, as stated in the «EU 2020» strategy. An essential prerequisite for the achievement of th...
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From long-term unemployment to a matching job The role of vocational training in sustainable return to work

06/2018
Those long-term unemployed not successful in making a transition to work are likely to face even more severe and complex skill deficits, among other problems. This report makes the case for a more forward-oriented, skills matching approach to activation that aims at sustainable labour market ...
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Cedefop European database on apprenticeship schemes

06/2018
The selected schemes have a stable/valid legal basis and are system-level or mainstream. A scheme is understood as a set of rules and regulations about how this type of training should be designed, delivered, assessed, certified and governed. The data are organised and easily accessible by...
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Cedefop Resources for Guidance

05/2018
Resources for guidance, now available online, is a new project dedicated to managers of careers services, practitioners and policy-makers working in career development and activation policies. The resources result from a research process of over three years on the effective usage of labour mar...
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Building Trust in a Changing World of Work

05/2018
“Creating more and better jobs is key to achieving inclusive economic growth. At a time marked by increasing job insecurity, wage stagnation and new challenges from the digital revolution, constructive labour relations are more important than ever,” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, launc...
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A blueprint for sectoral cooperation on skills - Maritime shipping

05/2018
The Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills is a framework for strategic cooperation to address short and medium-term skills needs in a given economic sector. This is the second wave of the Blueprint, which focuses on six sectors:  additive manufacturing,  green technol...