A new Cedefop briefing note highlights the double demand from policies on vocational education and training (VET) qualifications: they must be relevant at national and local levels while also internationally comparable.
A greener Europe will not come at the cost of lower employment, but some sectors, Member States or regions might be exposed to negative employment effects in the transition phase, Cedefop Deputy Director Mara Brugia told the Green skills in vocational education and training (VET) virtual conference on 6 July.
Predicting skills trends in a rapidly changing labour market is a cornerstone of policy-making, and Cedefop organised a high-level conference on 13 April to reflect on how to develop further its skills intelligence research and tools in the coming years.
The crucial role of skills intelligence in today’s turbulent labour market will be the focus of a high-level conference organised by Cedefop on 13 April.
Cedefop investigates how the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated digital skills demand in ICT- and non-ICT-related occupations.
The coronavirus crisis, along with automation, have had a profound impact on the automotive industry and the profile of its workers. Cedefop looks at the severity of the impact.
Cedefop analysis has demonstrated the severe impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on recruitment and employment in the EU.
The third quarter of 2020 saw the number of job advertisements posted online rise by almost 8 million compared to the second quarter, and just 2% below the 2019 levels. This development, identified using Cedefop’s skills OVATE system which monitors trends in online job markets across the EU, can be attributed to an improved epidemiological picture in most EU countries and more seasonal temporary jobs.
European employers advertised 35% fewer jobs in online job portals in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. This significant drop during the first lockdown, identified using Cedefop’s skills OVATE system, provides valuable insights into the impact the coronavirus crisis had on the EU labour market.
As EU Member States struggle to revive their tourism sectors in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, skills are emerging as the deciding factor for successful economic recovery.