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Briefing note_The skills employers want!

04/2019
65% of children entering primary school today may ultimately end up working in completely new types of job that do not yet exist. Scott McLeod and Karl Fisch advanced this hypothesis several years ago in their widely discussed Shift happens analysis. While such findings may be hard to verify ...
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Employment and Social Development in Europe: Quarterly Review - March 2019

04/2019
Hours worked have risen further to the peak of 2008 while most created jobs are full time and permanent. However, the growth is not equal across Member States while labour shortages have a strong presence. At the same time, the financial situation of households seems overall to be improving. ...
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Briefing note - Preventing low skills through lifelong learning

03/2019
The European Pillar of Social Rights states that ‘everyone (in Europe) has the right to quality and inclusive education, training and lifelong learning in order to maintain and acquire skills that enable them to participate fully in society and manage successfully transitions in the labour ma...
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DG Environment report "Impacts of circular economy policies on the labour market"

03/2019
DG Environment has recently released a report where it investigates the possible impacts on employment and skills of a transition to a more circular economy. DG Environment has built on Cedefop Skills Forecast framework in order to assess how various circular economy activities across different s...
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DG Energy report "A technical analysis on decarbonisation scenarios - constraints, economic implications and policies"

03/2019
DG Energy in a recent report investigated various economic outcomes coming from the global decarbonisation efforts of reducing CO2 emissions.  One of the key purposes of this investigation has been to assess the potential impacts on employment and skills. In doing so, DG Energy has built on ...
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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...