On 4 and 5 July 2013, Cedefop in cooperation with the European Training Foundation (ETF) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) organised in Thessaloniki (Greece), an expert seminar on Skills anticipation guides. The purpose of this seminar was to discuss the drafts of four guides prepared so far (on forecasting and foresight, on sectoral anticipation, on intermediary agencies and on matching/LMIs) with experts in the field and potential users. The objective was to ensure their validity and usefulness for the target audiences.
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Cedefop’s latest forecast for skill supply and demand in the European Union foresees a gradual return to job growth and an older, but better qualified, workforce. It considers three scenarios – baseline, optimistic and pessimistic – to show how different economic circumstances may influence the labour market from now until 2025. All three point to a skills mismatch in the European labour market in the medium term.
The European Union's employment package, launched in 2012, sees transition to a greener economy as the area offering the greatest job potential. But there are also concerns that costs of combatting climate change and Europe’s transition to a low-carbon economy will in fact reduce job growth. A new Cedefop study, Skills for a low-carbon Europe, explored these scenarios and shows that a sustainable and energy-efficient economy can be achieved at the same time as employment growth.