Cedefop is organising a policy learning forum (PLF) on skills anticipation methods and practices on 14 and 15 June in Thessaloniki. The forum is a key output of Cedefop’s ongoing programme on assisting EU countries in skills matching.

The aim is to provide close support to EU Member States in need of development, improvement or further refinement of the governance of their skills anticipation and matching systems.

Since 2016 Cedefop has worked with national authorities in six Member States (Malta, Iceland, Greece, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Estonia). It provides support in setting up methodological instruments for collecting labour market and skills information, and in facilitating its effective dissemination and use in different policy spheres, in cooperation with national stakeholders.

At the PLF, Cedefop will provide a platform to the national stakeholders of the countries participating in the project, and other interested experts and stakeholders, to learn about putting key skills anticipation methods into practice. To meet their identified learning needs, the event will focus on the three methods of skills assessment/anticipation: technological skills foresights; sectoral-based skills anticipation; and tracer studies.

Key experts on the above methods from across the globe, including from international organisations (ILO, ETF), vocational education and training providers and research centres (e.g. SENAI Brazil, VTT Finland), as well as universities and research organisations, will present methodologies and their practical implementation for policy. Interactive group exercises will be carried out to assist national stakeholders in setting up or improving their own skills anticipation tools.

More information and the agenda can be found at the event webpage.

A limited number of spaces are still available. Participation is by invitation only depending on participant profile and relevance to the focus of the event.

Please email Konstantinos.Pouliakas@cedefop.europa.euto express your interest.