About: skills shortage

Europe needs low-skilled migrant workers too

A resolution for the rights of women domestic workers and carers in the EU is due to be voted on 28 April at the European Parliament. This could be a historical step towards equal rights for this category of workers.

Are EU migrants over-qualified for the jobs they do?

EU migrant workers often have trouble accessing highly qualified jobs in their host countries. A programme to have skills recognised across the EU could change that, and help employers to take on the best staff, write Barbara Janta and Joanna Hofman.
Trade & Society 01-04-2015

Youth unemployment: Addressing the skills gap

It is time to address the high levels of youth unemployment across the EU by offering young people the skills they need to play an active part in the European economy, writes Jutta Steinruck.
Euro & Finance 11-03-2015

Empower young European entrepreneurs through financial literacy

Public policy and businesses must act now to help the EU's youths improve their financial literacy skills. This is crucial if they are to find a job or become successful entrepreneurs, writes Nick Jones.
Matt Brittin
Digital & Media 03-03-2015

Cause for EU optimism on the digital front

The widespread gloom and doom about Europe’s ability to compete in the digital economy is misplaced, writes Matt Brittin.