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Guides & toolkits

2018 European Skills Index Technical Report

09/2018
This 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 outl...
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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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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...
Reports & publications

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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News Article | Social enterprise: Entrepreneurship with a social impact

10/2018
As pointed out by the European Commission, entrepreneurship and self-employment help create jobs, develop skills and give unemployed and vulnerable people an opportunity to fully participate in society and the economy. Accounting for 14% of total employment, self-employed people play an import...
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Working in tourism: What’s in it for me?

09/2018
Europe is the most popular holiday destination in the world, welcoming more than 670 million visitors in 2017. The tourism industry provides jobs for 12 million EU citizens and offers a variety of exciting long-term career opportunities for those who want to put their education and skills to the ...
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EU Exports to the World: Effects on Employment

11/2018
The European Commission identified trade policy as a core component of the European Union’s 2020 Strategy. The fast changing global economy, characterised by the dynamic creation of business opportunities and increasingly complex production chains, means that it is now even more important to full...
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Economy, employment and skills: European, regional and global perspectives in an age of uncertainty

11/2018
Human capital and education are at the centre of a knowledge economy. More than ever, our level of education and skills will determine future social cohesion, prosperity and sustainability. Skills affect people’s lives and economic and social development in many ways. Skills improve labour mar...
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Blueprint for sectoral cooperation on skills: Maritime Technologies

02/2017
The Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills is a new framework for strategic cooperation to address short and medium-term skills needs in a given economic sector. This publication focuses specifically on the maritime technology sector and shows how stakeholders (businesses, trade un...