The greening of the European economy, as outlined in the EU 2020 strategy, will have profound effects on the labour market and the development of the skills of the European population.
The greening of the European economy, as outlined in the EU 2020 strategy, will have profound effects on the labour market. Yet not enough is being done to make sure people are acquiring the right skills.
Cedefop’s new report looks at how regulatory frameworks, employer needs and learning provider constraints affect the move toward a green economy.
A study on skill needs and training has wider lessons for successful transition to a green economy.
At the Green Skills Forum held in Paris on Monday, Cedefop presented findings from an 8-country study (forthcoming publication) and warned of an incipient skills shortage.
Green skills have been in the limelight for quite some time now. They are seen in many quarters as something akin to ICT skills: not just as specialist knowledge, but as key competencies that underlie a vast swathe of jobs across sectors. But the present crisis is leading to cutbacks in education and training, affecting the development of such skills. What can be done to convince employers and training providers to change tack.