Cedefop’s European skills and jobs survey (ESJ survey) shows that by facilitating transparency of qualifications and skills as well as providing better skills intelligence, EU education, training and skill policies can significantly boost mobility of groups in need. However, many EU Member States are still treating education and training tools in silos.

In the sixth in a series of articles on insights from the European skills and jobs (ESJ) survey, Cedefop expert Konstantinos Pouliakas looks at how this can change.

He notes that 'to affect citizen’s lives the New skills agenda for Europe must ensure that the tools build on and complement each other.'

Cedefop’s ESJ survey was carried out in 2014 in all 28 EU Member States, collecting information on the match of the skills of about 49 000 EU workers.

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