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- Cyprus: early identification of employment and training needs for effective use of natural gas in Cyprus
- Existence of natural gas reserves in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus and emerging growth prospects of the Cyprus economy, has led the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA) to conduct a research study entitled ‘Early identification of employment and training needs for the effective utilisation of natural gas in Cyprus”.
- Luxembourg: the economically-active population and lifelong learning - State of play
- In 2010, the Luxembourg Training Observatory launched a survey ( ) to evaluate the economically-active population’s perception of lifelong learning. Results of this survey were extremely valuable. Of respondents, 90% see continuous training as a solution to improve their skills and increase their working value.
- Empowering vulnerable adults to tackle the labour market
- An international seminar organised by Cedefop’s Study Visits team examined how migrants, minorities, older workers and people with lower skills can successfully navigate the challenges of the labour market. A full report is to be published later this year.
- How employers can help improve skills
- A workshop in London explores how human resource practices can contribute to skills development.
- Netherlands - The Labour Market by Education and Occupation to 2016
- Towards a knowledge-based service economy?
- Currently, 38.5% of total EU employment is in knowledge-intensive services, and this percentage is on the increase.
- Iceland - Closing the circle? A new Act on continuous education and training
- The Icelandic Parliament passed an Act on continuous education in the spring of 2010. Since then, the process of writing relevant regulations has been ongoing and it is expected that it will be finalised in the beginning of 2011. In November 2010, the Act was formally introduced to all relevant stakeholders at a conference in Reykjavík.
- Latvia - Regional vocational education forums
- In September 2010, five regional forums of vocational education “Support of EU Structural Funds to Vocational Education Modernization” were held across Latvia to inform vocational education establishments and institutions related to vocational education about issues concerning the support provided by EU Structural Funds to vocational education. The information given also included activities conducted and planned by the European Regional Development Fund concerning school infrastructure modernisation.
- The green economy: what’s in it for employment?
- Cedefop's findings were presented at two Brussels events: a Cedefop workshop at the European Parliament and the Belgian Presidency's ministerial conference on green employment
- Reducing early school leaving: gradual but too slow progress towards the EU target
- 2009 data confirm a decreasing trend in early school leaving, but achieving the EU target is still a challenge.
- Contact Details - Skills for the green economy
- This project explores employment effects, skill requirements and policy implications of the transition towards a greener economy. The main aims are to investigate the expected impact of environmental and climate change policies on future skills demand within and across sectors, and to provide insights for effective training and education policies.
Cedefop looks into selected sectors of the economy to identify new and emerging skill needs. Sectoral workshops are organised regularly to discuss the current situation and the development potential of a particular sector focusing on future skill requirements. A background study, if available, workshop proceedings and a Skillsnet ‘sector flash’ are published by Cedefop after each sectoral workshop highlighting the main trends, developments and skill needs in the sector.
Cedefop has looked into selected sectors of the economy to identify the latest trends and skill needs. It investigates future skill needs but mainly the emergence of new skill needs which are not (yet) covered by related policies and statistics. This information is necessary for future-oriented policies, defining and validating skills, knowledge and competences and implementing them in curricula, training regulations, and qualification standards as well as using them for vocational guidance.
- Forecasting skill demand and supply - Members only
- Skill supply and demand forecasts provide comprehensive information on the future labour market trends using skills as the key parameter. The forecasts aim to help different labour market actors - employees, employers, students and parents, social partners, policy makers - to take informed decisions and appropriate action concerning the labour market. The forecast acts as an early warning mechanism to improve interaction between education and training systems (covering all types and at all levels) and the labour market and to avoid potential skill imbalances.
- Continuing earlier activities on older workers and lifelong learning, this project aims to increase understanding of and provide new insights into ageing and work through new research. Its purpose is to support evidence-based active ageing policies in the context of widespread population ageing in many western societies.
- About Lifelong Guidance
- Cedefop’s lifelong guidance project reviews Member States’ progress in implementing the Council resolutions on lifelong guidance (2004, 2008). To this end, Cedefop carries out research, organises knowledge sharing events and cooperates with the European Commission and Member States through the European lifelong guidance policy network (ELGPN).