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#ESJsurvey INSIGHTS - Skills development thrives in organisations offering varied learning opportunities and long-term perspectives

03/2016
Skills development takes time Skills formation plays a key role in the European EU2020 growth strategy. Skills, however, do not develop overnight: skills development takes time. It also requires workplaces affording learning opportunities and workers readily capitalising on the available learn...
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Migration and Asylum Data for Policy-making in the European Union – The problem with numbers

03/2016
Among many other problems, the migration, humanitarian and policy crises in the European Union in 2015 and early 2016 have highlighted a pressing need for reliable, timely and comparable statistical data on migration, asylum and arrivals at national borders. In this fast-moving policy field, data...
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Rights@Work 4 Youth: Decent work for young people (rev. 2015)

03/2016
The aim of this learning package is to support trade unions, employment services, education and training institutions, as well as youth organizations, in their initiatives aimed at raising young people's awareness of their rights at work. The package consists of a guide for facilitators and toolk...
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Mapping and performance check of the supply side of tourism education and training

03/2016
The aim of this study has been to determine whether tourism education and training systems are fit for purpose in providing the necessary labour market skills for employers currently and in light of future anticipated market developments. In doing so, the education and training framework and ...
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Too late, too sudden: Transition to a low-carbon economy and systemic risk

03/2016
Report by a group of the Advisory Scientific Committee (ASC) of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB), chaired by CEPS Director Daniel Gros and Dirk Schoenmaker, Senior Fellow at Bruegel and Professor of Banking and Finance at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, with d...
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Education and Training 2020: Improving Policy and Provision for Adult Learning in Europe

03/2016
Key messages Adult learning can improve lives and economies Adult learning benefits individuals, companies and society. Adults that continue to learn earn more, are more employable, enjoy better health and are more active citizens. Adult learning improves companies’ innovation performance, ...
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#ESJsurvey INSIGHTS - Skill shortages in the EU

03/2016
Cedefop research shows that genuine skill shortages are only present in specific sectors and occupations and affect dynamic enterprises, while many firms face recruitment difficulties due to job offers of poor quality. Cedefop expert Konstantinos Pouliakas notes that m...
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#ESJsurvey INSIGHTS - Skills utilisation = skills formation

03/2016
Cedefop research shows that in 2014 about 39% of EU employees believed that their skills were not being fully used by their jobs and 27% also did not have potential to further grow their skills in what are dead-end jobs. Cedefop expert Giovanni Russo notes that 'increasing skills utilisation a...
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#ESJsurvey INSIGHTS - Safeguarding education investments: Mitigating overqualification in the EU

02/2016
When Marty McFly returned back to the future…the clock rolled uncontrollably and eventually came to a halt – the date shown was 21 October 2015. Never could he have expected the ill fate awaiting his graduate son. Cedefop research shows that 29% of the EU adult population suffers from qualific...
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European Semester 2016 Country Reports

02/2016
In February 2016, the Commission published a series of Country Reports for each Member State*, analysing Member States' economic and social policies. For 18 Member States identified in November 2015, the Country Reports include in-depth reviews examining the existence and nature of possible mac...