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.
The Council recognises the key role which adult learning can play in meeting the goals of the Lisbon Strategy, by fostering social cohesion, providing citizens with the skills required to find new jobs and helping Europe to better respond to the challenges of globalisation.
Enhanced cross-sectoral and multi-professional network-based cooperation, increased dialogue and strategic partnerships among all key players and stakeholders are considered remedies for making lifelong guidance become a reality in the Member States.
... are among the May 2008 acquisitions of Cedefop's library.
The European Qualifications Framework was recently adopted formally by the European Parliament and the Council as a Recommendation.
Cedefop and its network on early identification of skill needs (Skillsnet) organised in cooperation with OECD a second expert workshop on a common approach to employers' surveys as a tool for identification of skill needs.
The workshop was organised within the framework of Cedefop's international network on early identification of skill needs 'Skillsnet' and its project on forecasting skill demand and supply in Europe.
The challenge of how to implement an e-skills agenda for the 21st Century will be the main topic of the European e-Skills 2008 Conference, “Implementing a long term e-skills strategy in Europe”, to be held at Cedefop’s conference centre in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 9-10 October 2008.
Sectoral training funds (STFs) managed by the social partners, sometimes in cooperation with government, contribute to improving both the quantity and quality of training supply (public and private), in particular by aligning it to specific sector situations and needs.