Skillsnet network welcomes researchers and experts active in early identification of skill needs and forecasting or in the transfer of research results on future skill requirements into policy and practice.

Skillsnet members can follow and be involved in Cedefop activities related to identification of skill needs (forecasting, various skills surveys, sectoral analysis, skills governance, skills mismatch research, etc.) and receive privileged access to information.

Skillsnet is coordinated by Cedefop and was formally established in 2004. It brings together highly qualified researchers and other experts from across the world to present and discuss outcomes and methods of research and analysis on new and changing skill needs as well as medium to longer term prospects of skills available in the labour market.

All members can benefit from systematic and privileged access to information and support one another in disseminating results of their activities. Registered Skillsnet members can access documentation concerning the network and the different skills projects.

All members also receive a quarterly Skillsnet e-bulletin which brings together the latest news and events related to skills and labour market  in Europe.

You can apply for membership here.

Related projects are available here.

Related activities: Skillsnet has a formal sub-group of national forecasting experts representing a wide range of expertise including academics, labour market economists, econometricians and statisticians. The national experts represent all 33 countries covered by the Cedefop skills supply and demand forecast. The experts validate the Cedefop results and methodology. The list of selected national experts is available here.