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Cedefop’s new European skills index: a tool for informed policy-making

Cedefop’s European skills index (ESI) makes understanding and analysing the performance of skills systems,

Cedefop’s European Skills Index successfully audited by the JRC

This audit was performed by the European Commission’s Competence Centre on Composite Indicators and Scoreboards at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and was conducted upon invitation of the index developers. The analysis herein aims at shedding light on the transparency and reliability of...

Cedefop introduces the Making Skills Work Index on the Skills Panorama website!

The Making skills work index is a composite index aiming to provide an assessment of the route of skills across EU Member States, starting from development, going through labour market activation, and ending up in matching work needs.

European Commission: Second European Vocational Skills Week launched

From 20 to 24 November 2017, the European Commission is organising the second European Vocational Skills Week, building on the success of last year's initiative.

European Commission: European Pillar of Social Rights

Following the 2016 public consultation, the European Commission presented the European Pillar of Social Rights as a formal Commission Recommendation on 26th April 2017.

Policies for matching better skills in better jobs

At a seminar jointly organised by Cedefop and the Netherlands EU Presidency on 23 June in Brussels, experts and stakeholders from around Europe discussed policies for matching better skills in better jobs.

European Commission organises the first European Vocational Skills Week

From 5 to 9 December 2016, the European Commission is organising a first European Vocational Skills Week to inspire people to discover, use and improve their talents and abilities through vocational training. It is one of the ten key actions proposed by the Commission under the New Skills Age...

European Commission prepares next steps towards European Pillar of Social Rights

The European Commission is taking a further step towards establishing a European Pillar of Social Rights with a high level conference in Brussels. Detailed proposals will follow shortly.The European Commission also announced it would co-host an EU Social Summit with Sweden later this year.

European Commission has published the European Innovation Scoreboard 2016

The European Innovation Scoreboard – previously Innovation Union Scoreboard – provides a comparative analysis of innovation performance in EU Member States, other European countries, and regional neighbours.

Spain - new initiatives for young adults

The Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism has launched a shared working spaces plan for entrepreneurs and a youth employment plan, in cooperation with the School of Industrial Organization (Escuela de Organización Industrial - EOI). These plans have a combined budget of EUR 83 mill...