The crucial role of skills intelligence in today’s turbulent labour market will be the focus of a high-level conference organised by Cedefop on 13 April.

Cedefop has been targeting its research on future skill needs, providing high quality evidence on trends in the rapidly changing world of work, and the virtual conference ‘Getting the future right: towards smarter and people-centred skills intelligence’ (#LMSInext) aims to provide insights on how skills intelligence can contribute to understanding current challenges and prepare Europe’s economies for a post-coronavirus recovery that will be fair, digital and green.

Speakers will include European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit, Cedefop Executive Director Jürgen Siebel, Eurofound Acting Executive Director Maria Jepsen and the European Commission’s Director for Skills Manuela Geleng.

The conference will also examine Cedefop’s skills intelligence work so far and look for ways to strengthen it in the near future to make it more relevant and people-centred, in line with the ambitions stated in the 2020 European skills agenda.

The Agency’s research in the field includes anticipating and matching skillsbig data analysis from online vacanciesdigitalisation, AI and the future of work, the European Company Survey, the European skills and jobs survey, the European skills index, the skills forecast and skills for the green economy, while Cedefop’s Skills Panorama provides a unique central access point for data information and intelligence on skill needs in occupations and sectors across Europe.

For more information, go to the conference webpage.