New skills, more skills and the evolving education structure


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This WP produces scenarios of training and education requirements for the upgrading, anticipation and matching of new skills. It also examines what needs to happen for the current training and education systems to adapt. Specifically, it explores the issue of mass higher education, diffusion of new skills throughout the economy and the role of life-long learning. In its second pillar, it involves research on how the trap of low skills can be broken both by increasing employment of low skilled and improving their human capital.

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Working papers
02/25/2014

This study makes a first attempt at quantifying hiring demand on the part of
employers seeking to fill ‘green jobs’ across different countries in Europe, using a comprehensive database of...

Policy briefs
02/25/2014

This paper presents scenarios of the future composition of ISCED qualifications and skills for the European Union for 2025 from the perspective of quantity (skills supply) and equality (of...

Policy briefs
02/25/2014

In this Policy Brief, based on nearly 20 papers produced by the Centre for European Policy Studies, Slovak Governance Institute and the Conference Board Europe, we examine whether the current...

Working papers
02/20/2014

In this Working paper we analyse what sort of innovative solutions have been put into practice in schools to respond proactively to the situation of exclusion and inequality in education. Secondly...

Working papers
12/13/2013

The effect of specific education policies, such as ability grouping, preschool attendance on educational outcomes and equity has been the subject of much scholarly and political debate. Our paper...

Working papers
09/19/2013

In this paper we study theoretically how the expansion of higher education could be associated with several factors indicating a decline in the quality of degrees. We assume that the expansion of...

Working papers
08/19/2013

The objective of this paper is to analyse the impact of routine on jobs using the European Working Condition Survey dataset. Statistics indicate that the share of routine jobs decreased between...

Working papers
08/14/2013

With higher education increasingly available to young people regardless of their socio-economic status, the question “what to study” is steadily replacing “whether to study...

Working papers
05/27/2013

Adult learning is seen as a key factor for enhancing employment, innovation and growth, and it should concern all age cohorts. The aim of this paper is to understand the points in the life cycle...

Working papers
02/12/2013

This paper examines whether social capital has an impact on adult learning. We test empirically the effects of various types of social capital according to different prominent sociological...