Konstantinos Pouliakas, previously a Research Fellow of Economics at the Centre for European Labour Market Research of the University of Aberdeen, joined the Research and Policy Analysis team in April. He will be focusing on the anticipation and evaluation of skill needs within key sectors of the European economy and on the issue skills mismatch in companies.
The Council adopted conclusions on "New skills for New Jobs: the way forward" urging member states to increase their efforts in order to adapt citizens' skills to new challenges.
Cedefop's latest report on skills (The skills matching challenge: analysing skill mismatch and policy implications), argues that matching skills with jobs is of critical importance for a well-functioning labour market
Director Aviana Bulgarelli will be presenting the results of Cedefop’s latest forecast on the projected demand and supply of skills up to 2020 at a major conference in Brussels on 4 February 2010. Speakers at the conference will include Vladimír Špidla, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities.
Director Aviana Bulgarelli presented the results of Cedefop’s latest forecasts on the projected demand and supply of skills up to 2020 at a conference held in Brussels on 4 February 2010. The conference, New Skills for New Jobs: Action Now, focused on the findings of the expert group set up in March 2009 to advise the Commission on how to put the New Skills for New Jobs initiative into practice.
Research on skill mismatch and its implications has increased substantially during the last decades, but there is not yet a common understanding and agreement on what should be priorities for future research, particular in Europe.