Cedefop has developed a methodology and a policy tool - a skills monitoring index - that can be used to evaluate the performance of EU Member States’ skills systems.
The Skills Monitoring Index draws on international data sources regarding the following key aspects of skills systems:
- a) the state and quality of skill development,
- b) the extent of skills activation, and
- c) the degree of skills utilisation.
This meets the first objective of the wider project by developing a Composite Index (CI) to support a comparative assessment of EU Member States’ (MS) skill systems. The design and implementation of the CI draws on the guidance set out in the OECD’s Handbook on Constructing Composite Indicators, which defines the key steps required to implement a CI.
Workshop rationale and objectives
The main purpose of this workshop is to bring together the research team and Cedefop experts with country experts in order to get feedback and validate the final version of the Composite Index. The workshop will be used to:
- introduce the concept and approach for developing a Composite Index,
- discuss the key issues and challenges encountered when developing the skills monitoring Composite Index,
- introduce the Excel-based Composite Index tool and its outputs,
- provide a ‘hands-on’ session to investigate the results and provide feedback,
The aim is to involve experts closely in the validation process, drawing on their knowledge and expertise.