Cedefop, in cooperation with the European Commission organised a conference to present the recently launched New Skills for New Jobs initiative and to announce the results of Cedefops medium-term forecast of skills supply in Europe.

The conference, 'Matching skills and jobs: anticipating needs in challenging times, took place at Cedefop in Thessaloniki on 11-12 June 2009.

The conference provided information on the regular assessment of the demand and supply of skills carried out by Cedefop and discussed the identification and scope of labour market imbalances and skills mismatches. In addition, there was a discussion on how employers can better estimate and collect data on their own skill needs as well as on the partnership between educational institutions and enterprises.

All related information is available from the conference website.