While many countries, both European and non European, have varying levels of experience in anticipation of skills, approaches to analysis differ considerably. Information on activities and results is sometimes difficult to obtain – not least because of language problems. Cedefop aimes at improving transparency, fostering exchange of both information and experts, and promoting cross country cooperation. More...
Cedefop - FAQs > What are the activities?
Cedefop - FAQs > What research results/publications/data can I find in the Skillsnet webpages?
Members can share articles/publications/research results related to early identification of skill needs. You can access these materials under the section publications and working papers. The webpages also contains proceedings from various conferences and workshops related to skill needs, which you can find under the section events. More...
Cedefop - FAQs > What are the approaches, methods and target groups?
Approaches mainly include enterprise and labour force surveys at different levels, forecasting techniques, case studies, analyses of job advertisements, expert inquiries, scenarios, and observatories on skill developments. Similarities across territories, sectors and occupations help to identify common European or international trends in skill requirements. Examples are the ‘green economy’. tourism, logistics and new technologies (nano-/biotechnology, fuel cells, etc.). Priority is given to holistic approaches and to innovative solutions in research and analysis that can cater for the time gap between the actual change in demand and the policy and implementation response. More...
Cedefop - FAQs > Why the network?
The issue of early identification of skill and competence needs is growing in importance. In a rapidly changing environment, policy makers and practitioners must be able to identify and respond promptly to new and changing skill and competence requirements. Such decisions depend on reliable information provided by research, which therefore takes on a central role in shaping future oriented education and training. More...
Cedefop - FAQs > What is Skillsnet?
The network provides a forum for generating new activities and projects in the early identification of skill needs by bringing in a multidisciplinary cross country perspective. The outcomes of research are discussed with policy makers, practitioners, training organisations, employment services, social partners and others actively working on the identification of skill needs for their transfer into education and training policy and practice. More...
Cedefop - FAQs > Procurement procedures
PRACTICALITIES: The exclusion criteria declaration requested in point 3.1 and standard template found in Annex C must be submitted by all consortium members and by all subcontractors. More...
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Cedefop - FAQs > Recruitment
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Cedefop - Recruitment
The recruitment policy of Cedefop aims to select well-qualified staff with a high degree of professionalism. To achieve this goal our selection procedures are streamlined to guarantee maximum transparency and equal treatment for all candidates. More...
Cedefop - Traineeships
The next traineeship intake will be announced in spring 2019.
For the intake of 2018 Cedefop offers 14 traineeships in the following projects. The online application can include a maximum of three projects in order of priority. More...