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The OECD Skills for Jobs Database 2018

10/2018
The new wave of data now covers 40 countries with the addition of 9 countries – Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Turkey and the United States. Data are now also available at the regional level for several countries (Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Poland and the United King...
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JRC Statistical Audit of the 2018 European Skills Index (ESI)

09/2018
The European Skills Index (ESI) aims at measuring the performance of a country’s skills system taking into account three main aspects: skills development, skills activation and skills matching. These pillars are used to organise and aggregate 15 individual indicators into a single summa...
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European Skills Index: skills systems explained!

14/03/2019Ilias Livanos
Skill systems are crucial for countries’ competitiveness and growth, and well as for individuals’ development and wellbeing. Important EU initiatives, such as the European Pillar of Social Rights and the New Skills Agenda, set out the improvement of skill systems as a key priority.
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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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ESI 2018 Support material: technical report – JRC statistical audit – country fiches

09/2018
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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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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Skills on the Move: Migrants in the survey of adult skills

11/2018
Migration has been at the centre of political debate across the OECD in recent years. Drawing on data from the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), this report provides new evidence on differences in migrants’ characteristics and contexts and considers how these relate to the skills migrants poss...
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Including sectoral skills evidence in the Skills Panorama: Practical Framework

12/2016
The Skills Panorama is an initiative of the European Commission to improve transparency on the European labour market by providing online access to data and research findings on skills and labour market prospects at both national and European level. The objective of this Practical Framework is...
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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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Matching skills - online information tool

01/2019
These policy instruments use an evidence-based approach to inform and shape upskilling or other skills matching policies for the current and future world of work. The tool, which is designed for policy-makers working on education and training, skills, (active) labour market policy and rela...