Demographic decline and the mismatch between the demand and supply of skills are two issues of particular concern for the European labour market. But are people’s skills more likely to be mismatched as they age?
Cedefop’s recent workshop on guidance for ageing workers reflected on the critical importance of this issue for Europe - and the complex questions policy-makers and researchers must address.
3039th Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, Luxembourg, 21 October 2010
Mobility, whether geographical or social, is not only a citizen’s right – it can also help to fill skills gaps between sectors, region and countries. Cedefop’s work on common EU tools helps make it possible for people to use their skills and knowledge in different places and different sectors....
63% of EU adults state that they know at least one foreign language. But only 31% say they know it well.
Spirited debate on an issue that is of critical importance to Europe’s labour market was the hallmark of Cedefop’s workshop on guidance for ageing workers (September 30-October 1). The workshop aimed to identify the best ways to offer career guidance to ageing workers, who constitute an...
Cedefop's findings were presented at two Brussels events: a Cedefop workshop at the European Parliament and the Belgian Presidency's ministerial conference on green employment
Cedefop renews ties with host country in annual event
Study analyses how EU Member States, candidate and EEA countries are developing comprehensive national qualifications frameworks using the European Qualifications Framework as a reference point.
2009 data confirm a decreasing trend in early school leaving, but achieving the EU target is still a challenge.
Cedefop’s European synthesis report on skills for green jobs brings together the findings from country reports covering Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Spain and the UK.
The European Commission has adopted a report setting out in a consolidated way the rights of Europeans to live and work in another EU country.
The European Commission is developing a European Skills, Competences and Occupations taxonomy (ESCO), which will describe the most relevant skills, competences and qualifications needed for several thousand occupations.
Since February 2010, a new scholarship programme aims to help students train for occupations that are facing a shortage of workers.
The Commisison is publishing a newsletter on the European Qualifications Framework and its implementation europewide.
Starting on 1 September 2010, Pascaline Descy will be managing a staff of 17 experts and 8 assistants in Research and Policy Analysis at Cedefop.
Cedefop’s recent research paper, Learning outcomes approaches in VET curricula, examines how these approaches are used in curriculum development in nine European countries: Germany, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovenia Spain, and the UK (Scotland).
A new working paper examines socially responsible employer practices and how public authorities can best support them.
Are there differences in how older workers learn? What are their best strategies of keeping up with changes in their job, or taking up a new job? And what can employers, governments and the world of training professionals do to encourage successful active ageing?
A new Cedefop...
The low carbon economy, no longer a marginal concern, is being hailed by policy-makers, employers and workers alike as the way forward for Europe. Cedefop responds with a new publication on green skills and jobs and a workshop at the European Parliament.
A comparative analysis of nine European countries
Joint ILO-IMF conference
What are the main barriers to employment for young people in 16 OECD countries?
Trainers in Europe Network Conference