Skills Panorama, the European Commission project powered by Cedefop, which assesses skills needs in accordance with current labour market trends, has been awarded an EPSA 2017 best practice certificate.
A Cedefop delegation headed by Deputy Director Mara Brugia met with national stakeholders in Bratislava on 20 June to launch the agency’s third country review on skills governance.
The SKILLSNET e-bulletin June 2017 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.
Since 2013, Cedefop has been working on constructing a European skills index – Making skills work. The index considers three dimensions: a) skills development, b) skills activation, and c) skills matching. These are distinct areas but, all together, they capture three different stages of the route of skills from cultivation to utilisation in the labour market and at work.
Cedefop Director James Calleja had a brief meeting with the European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Marianne Thyssen at the European Training Foundation (ETF) conference on 'changing skills for a changing world' on 8 June in Turin.
There will be no ready-made human capital in the future due to the constant labour market transformation, but self-made skills are possible, said Cedefop Director James Calleja at the European Training Foundation (ETF) high-level conference on changing skills for a changing world (Turin, 7-8 June).
Cedefop and Eurofound have joined expertise and resources to carry out the 4th European company survey. The survey will explore the strategies companies deploy to organise work, design jobs and manage human resources and skills to meet their business objectives and boost their performance.
A collection of 28 new analytical highlights focusing on skills anticipation in all EU-28 Member States, is now available on the Skills Panorama. The overviews mainly regard the existence of skills anticipation methods; the governance structure (which authority/ies are responsible); the level of stakeholders’ involvement; the dissemination of labour market intelligence and the level of the use of this intelligence in policy making and in decision making by target groups (see Figure for the example of the Dutch approach).
The SKILLSNET e-bulletin May 2017 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.
In two separate meetings, on 20 March in Athens and on 27 March in Sofia, Cedefop officially launched its EU country support programme to strengthen the governance of skills anticipation and matching.