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Report: Work for a Brighter Future

02/2019
A Universal Labour Guarantee, social protection from birth to old age and an entitlement to lifelong learning are among ten recommendations made in a landmark report by the International Labour Organization’s Global Commission on the Future of Work. The Global Commission on the Future of Work ...
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ESI technical report

01/2019
The 2018 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 outli...
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Precarious work precarious lives: how policy can create more security

01/2019
In Ireland the absence of universal health and childcare makes the insecurity of precarious work even greater. Often, policymaker narratives focus on the unemployment figures declining, yet we are seeing more and more workers experiencing or being at risk of in-work poverty, especially through...
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Ministry of Labour qualifications tested in the field

01/2019
Ministry of Labour now have the wind in their sails. The number of people obtaining such qualifications has doubled in 10 years. Well recognised by employers, these qualifications are a good passport into employment. Their modular design makes them precursors of units of competence. The Fr...
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Internet use in the EU, 2018 – digitalisation at work

01/2019
16% of employed internet users reported changes in their job tasks due to new software or computerised equipment. At the beginning of 2018, 87% of people in the European Union (EU), aged between 16 and 74 years, had used internet at least once in the last twelve months. Of those internet users...
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Social Agenda 53 - The future of work

01/2019
A wealth of evidence has just been collected and analysed by the European Commission, to identify the trends that are shaping the future: that of the world of work; and that of the vocational education and training systems in the EU Member States. This issue of Social Agenda is based on two so...
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Traineeships under the Youth Guarantee – experience from the ground

01/2019
The report on Traineeships under the Youth Guarantee looks at how traineeship schemes can be successful learning experiences for young people, in supporting them to acquire essential skills for the labour market. It also takes a look at different measures that contribute to the quality of trainee...
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ESI 2018 Support material: technical report – JRC statistical audit – country fiches

12/2018
ESI 2018 Support material: technical report – JRC statistical audit – country fiches Technical report The 2018 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 inde...
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Skills forecast: trends and challenges to 2030

12/2018
The European labour market is challenged by changes in the demographic composition of the labour force and by increasing work complexities and processes. Skills forecasting makes a useful contribution to decisions by policy-makers, experts and individuals. In this publication, Cedefop presents...
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European cooperation in VET: one process, many stops

12/2018
Work in 2015-17 signals continuity with earlier national strategies and initiatives. It confirms the recent focus on apprenticeships and other forms of work-based learning, and increasing attention to widening access to VET and qualifications, two areas that have been reinforced by EU-level polic...