Cedefop has been monitoring the adoption of artificial intelligence and new digital technologies by EU Member States, as these are becoming part of the EU’s new reality in a post-coronavirus world.
The Skillsnet e-bulletin April – August 2020 Issue has just been published and sent to Skillsnet members.
Cedefop evidence reveals opportunities and threats for crowdworkers in the online gig economy as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
EU Member States’ responses to the effects of the coronavirus on their labour markets have been swift and varied, and can serve as an inspiration for designing new policies.
Cedefop research suggests a link between remote working and increased participation in some types of remote learning during – and potentially after – the pandemic.
As EU Member States struggle to revive their tourism sectors in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, skills are emerging as the deciding factor for successful economic recovery.
Cedefop predicts major changes in the composition of the workforce in the decade ahead as coronavirus affects retirement decisions. Europe’s ageing working population, resulting in declining future participation rates, is accompanied by the end of the working life of the so-called baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964), which are all expected to have retired by 2030.
Cedefop Executive Director Jürgen Siebel and the Director of Eurostat’s unit B (Methodology, dissemination and cooperation in European statistical systems) Eduardo Barredo Capelot met remotely on 14 May to celebrate the signature of a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions.
Cedefop has just released its 2020 skills forecast, estimating the annual employment needs across sectors and occupations in the EU Members States (plus a few more countries) up to 2030.
According to Cedefop’s skills forecast, in the sectors with a medium-high and high impact of coronavirus on economic activity, around one-fifth to one-quarter of the new jobs expected to be created up to 2030 are at risk of automation. This amounts to around 1.4 million jobs at stake in the EU-27.