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.

The European Public Sector Award (EPSA) was first launched 10 years ago by the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) to promote implementation excellence amongst public sector institutions. Evaluators assess submitted projects at European, national, regional and supra-local levels, using criteria such as innovation, stakeholder involvement, impact and learning capacity.

The overarching theme of the 2017 edition was ‘an innovative public sector in 2017 – new solutions to complex challenges’, seeking to reward the most cutting-edge approaches in Europe’s public sector. Skills Panorama was recognised at the European and national level category. This year’s award ceremony will be held at the Maastricht Town Hall on 22 November 2017.

Skills Panorama seeks to turn labour market data into reliable and timely intelligence. Policy-makers in the field of education and training use the data to render training systems more responsive to labour market needs and to match better skill supply and demand across Europe.