Employment in the EU is projected to grow by about 2% over the period 2013-2020 but the (EU’s) target of 75% of people aged 20 to 64 being in a job by 2020 looks beyond reach.
Skill deficits do not cause unemployment; Europe’s most talented workforce is being wasted, argues Cedefop's latest briefing note.
To find out more about the skills needed for jobs and how they are used, as well as about skill mismatch, Cedefop has started collecting data for the first European Skills Survey. Around 50,000 adult employees across all the European Union’s 28 Member States will be surveyed precisely to find out the extent of skill mismatch and how it can develop during someone’s career.
European Classification of Skills/Competences, Qualifications and Occupations
On 23-24 October 2013, the European Commission organised the "ESCO goes live" conference in Brussels. The conference officially launched version 0 of ESCO, the classification of European Skills/Competences, Qualifications and Occupations, and the ESCO Portal.