Ensuring that EU countries develop robust skills anticipation to inform responsive VET systems is a key aim of the Skills agenda for Europe. But to be impactful, skills intelligence requires good skills governance, feeding into VET and employment policies with wide outreach to diverse potential users.
In 2015 Cedefop initiated a country support scheme to assist the EU strategy of improving skills governance in its Member States. Cedefop has recently concluded four skills governance country reviews in Greece, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Estonia, following pilots in Malta and Iceland.
This report summarises key insights and lessons of the review of skills governance in Estonia, focusing on the country’s skills anticipation system OSKA. The review analyses stakeholder perspectives on its achievements so far, identifies development opportunities, and offers a roadmap with several specific actions. These build on OSKA’s successes, striking a balance between ambition and feasibility in managing the high expectations of stakeholders for the system’s future development.
Cedefop (2020). Strengthening skills anticipation and matching in Estonia: capitalising on OSKA’s potential to realise national ambitions. Luxembourg: Publications Office. http://data.europa.eu/doi/10.2801/12542