On 30 June four EU agencies held a joint seminar at the European Parliament on the all too topical issue of youth employment. The agencies, Cedefop, Eurofound, ETF and EU-OSHA, each presented their work, which ranged across several related topics.
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.
An international group of research and labour market experts found that Cedefop’s skill forecasts are a reliable and useful indicator of how the EU labour market is developing.
The recession, migration and different policy scenarios can influence Europe’s skill demand and supply, but to different extents
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?