At the Green Skills Forum held in Paris on Monday, Cedefop presented findings from an 8-country study (forthcoming publication) and warned of an incipient skills shortage.
Green skills have been in the limelight for quite some time now. They are seen in many quarters as something akin to ICT skills: not just as specialist knowledge, but as key competencies that underlie a vast swathe of jobs across sectors. But the present crisis is leading to cutbacks in education and training, affecting the development of such skills. What can be done to convince employers and training providers to change tack.
Nick Sofroniou will be working on the Employer Survey of Skill Needs in Europe and on Statistics and Indicators.
On 30 June four EU agencies held a joint seminar at the European Parliament on the all too topical issue of youth employment. The agencies, Cedefop, Eurofound, ETF and EU-OSHA, each presented their work, which ranged across several related topics.
Βetween 1998 and 2008, occupational polarisation emerged for the first time in Europe not only in terms of low- and high-paid jobs: labour demand rose for both high-skilled and elementary jobs.