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Special Eurobarometer survey on the European area for skills and qualifications

Education and training don't match available jobs

A new Eurobarometer survey on the European area of skills and qualifications' (Special Eurobarometer 417) shows also that around a quarter (23%) of EU citizens feel that their education or training has not provided them with the skills to find a job in line with their qualifications.

While over half of the respondents (56%) think their qualifications would be recognised in other Member States, 6% tried to work or study in another Member State but were unable to do so, either because their qualifications were not recognised by their prospective employer or education institution, or because the respondents lacked information about recognition of their qualifications abroad.

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24/06/2014
Eurostat / Rapid