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.
Cedefop’s work on skills has contributed significantly to the Agenda for New Skills and Jobs, one of the flagship initiatives of the European Union’s new strategy for education and training, Europe 2020. But how are the forecasts used in the Member States? An in what ways can European skill forecasting be improved?
Developing a low-carbon economy depends on improving existing skills rather than specialised green skills
The rising median age of the workforce and the mismatch between the demand and supply of skills are two issues of particular concern for the European labour market. But are people’s skills more likely to be mismatched as they age?
The low carbon economy, no longer a marginal concern, is being hailed by policy-makers, employers and workers alike as the way forward for Europe. Cedefop responds with a new publication on green skills and jobs and a workshop at the European Parliament.
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.