Cedefop, in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), hosted an expert workshop on skills and skill mismatch on 29-30 October in Thessaloniki.
Many of the skills Europe needs for sustainable economic recovery will be learned at work. According to Cedefop’s new European skills and jobs survey, to overcome skill mismatches, more and better jobs that invest in people’s skills are needed.
How will skill supply and demand develop over the next decade? Cedefop’s data and analyses for the European Union and – for the first time – each Member State, provide insights to help develop vocational education and training policies.
Twenty eight country analytical highlights have been published on the EU Skills Panorama website. These short papers, ideal for policy-makers and professionals, aim to provide a concise analysis on the current and future skills prospects in a specific country and by doing so to improve accessibility to the Panorama’s data and intelligence on skill needs and the labour market in EU countries.
Developments in sectoral and occupational classifications have a serious impact on the consistency of time series data, which are essential for comparisons of future and past trends and good forecasting. This publication highlights technical difficulties caused by changes in international classifications of sectors (NACE) and occupations (ISCO) and how these changes were managed in Cedefop’s skill forecasts results.
Literacy skills of adults aged 25-64 with general education tend to be higher than for those with vocational qualifications across all European countries covered by the OECD’s Survey of Adult Skills.
The Analytical highlights is a series of short papers published on the EU Skills Panorama website.