On 30 June four EU agencies held a joint seminar at the European Parliament on the all too topical issue of youth employment. The agencies, Cedefop, Eurofound, ETF and EU-OSHA, each presented their work, which ranged across several related topics.
Βetween 1998 and 2008, occupational polarisation emerged for the first time in Europe not only in terms of low- and high-paid jobs: labour demand rose for both high-skilled and elementary jobs.
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
Cedefop’s European synthesis report on skills for green jobs brings together the findings from country reports covering Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Spain and the UK.
The low carbon economy, no longer a marginal concern, is being hailed by policy-makers, employers and workers alike as the way forward for Europe. Cedefop responds with a new publication on green skills and jobs and a workshop at the European Parliament.
The Council adopted conclusions on "New skills for New Jobs: the way forward" urging member states to increase their efforts in order to adapt citizens' skills to new challenges.