Identifying skills needs
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Cedefop 2013 skill supply and demand forecasts now online: New data to help policy-making Cedefop has just published online its latest data examining possible labour market trends up to 2020 across the European Union, as well as Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.
EUNEC statements on the European Commission Communication ‘Rethinking education'
Renewing vocational education and training to tackle skill mismatch: work-based learning and apprenticeship for all? Cedefop conference 12-13 June 2013, Thessaloniki Mismatch between skills people have and those wanted by the labour market is costly for economies and societies. Productivity is lowered and competitiveness lost. And unfilled vacancies coincide with high unemployment.
European Commission launches Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs
Council Conclusions on investing in education and training - a response to Rethinking Education
Entrepreneurship education needs to be boosted, says Commission
Employment and Social Affairs Meeting will look specifically at ICT skills
The skill mismatch challenge in Europe
"The right skills set counts for more in the job market than formal qualification levels" On 11 December, German Federal Education Minister Annette Schavan hosted ministers responsible for vocational training from several Member States at a conference in Berlin. The event, held with the support of the European Commission, concluded with the signing of a memorandum of cooperation in vocational training in Europe between Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain, which aims to launch cooperative activities “to encourage and support dual forms of job-related vocational training”. Acting Director Christian Lettmayr was at the Berlin conference to deliver a keynote speech.
European vacancy and recruitment report