About: skills

Economy & Jobs 24-06-2019

Youth should be a mainstream priority for the EU, business expert says

Europe’s future lies in young peoples' hands. And if the EU wants to see economic growth, leaders should better put youth and education at the core of the bloc’s policymaking, JA Europe CEO Caroline Jenner told EURACTIV in an interview. 
Economy & Jobs 12-03-2019

Sport can help bring Europeans together, education expert says

In a period when Europe appears to be increasingly divided, sports can help bring people together and promote social integration, the president of the International School Sport Federation (ISF) and education expert Laurent Petrynka told EURACTIV in an interview.
Economy & Jobs 07-04-2017

Lifelong learning, the ‘holy grail’ of social policies in the digital age

The constant retooling of labour skills will be a central element of a European Commission paper on the future of the EU social pillar, to be published on 26 April, EURACTIV.com has learned.
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Professional skills development at the LSE European Institute
Economy & Jobs 18-01-2017

MSc Global Europe: Culture & Conflict at the LSE European Institute

How do you get a job in an increasingly competitive job market? Employers are looking for candidates with the transferrable skills to transition from education to career.

Rotterdam’s lesson: From harbour to hub

Cities have a major part to play in ensuring all their residents have the skills they need to be active and integrated members of society. This is a challenge mayors should embrace, writes Ahmed Aboutaleb.
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Youth employment: Together we can make a change

The young need to be able to dream, to make plans and to be active citizens, to envision a successful career in the profession of their choice. Marianne Thyssen argues that the European Commission is helping them do just this.
Trade & Society 17-08-2015

Joining qualifications are a driver of European manufacturing competitiveness

With highly-qualified employment in manufacturing set to increase in the European Union, the EWF argues the case for offering training for for the 21st century.
Marianne Thyssen

Open labour markets more resilient to crisis, EU report finds

A European Commission review of employment and social policies shows that countries which had reformed their labour markets and invested in human capital proved to be more resilient during the economic crisis.
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Closing the internet gap
Development Policy 02-12-2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Closing the Internet gap

The latest data shows that internet use continues to grow steadily, at 6.6% globally in 2014 (3.3% in developed countries, 8.7% in the developing world). The number of internet users in developing countries has doubled in five years (2009-2014), with two thirds of all people online now living in the developing world.
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Eurobarometer: Education and training don’t match available jobs

A quarter (23%) of EU citizens believe that their education or training did not give them the skills to find a job that matches their qualifications, according to a new Eurobarometer survey.
Digital 24-04-2013

Tackling the gender imbalance in the communications sector

Brussels will host a "Girls in ICT" event on 25 April, co-organised by the European Commission, the European Parliament and the International Telecommunications Union. The event will seek ways of attracting women to ICT jobs, writes Anne Bouverot.

Tackling youth unemployment together

The key to tackling youth unemployment lies in developing broad and strategic partnerships, argues Giuseppe Porcaro.
Languages & Culture 16-11-2012

European workers lack basic English language skills: Survey

Although the English language plays a central role in today's international business environment, workers in many countries are still struggling with basic communication skills, according to a new report.

Reding pushes 40% female quota on corporate boards

Three weeks after her initial plan to impose gender quotas on company boards met with strong opposition, EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding unveiled a new proposal. But this time it was criticised for being too weak.
Euro & Finance 27-04-2012

Van Rompuy calls ‘Dinner for Growth’ with EU leaders

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy  may call EU heads of state and government together to discuss growth initiatives before June, he told delegates at the European Business Summit in Brussels yesterday (26 April), which focused on skills and growth.
Trade & Society 26-04-2012

Survey: Skills investment slashed despite dearth

Most European employers (86%) cut or froze their investments in training last year despite ongoing skills shortages and must take urgent remedial action, business and political leaders converging in Brussels for the 2012 European Business Summit will hear today.
Trade & Society 17-05-2011

Special Report: European Business Summit to highlight skills shortage

Europe risks being left behind by its global competitors as a shortage of engineers and scientists feed into lower productivity and a loss of domestic and international trade, delegates at this year's European Business Summit will hear.

New skills and jobs: Mind the gap

Matching workers' skills with the demands of employers is seen as crucial to boosting employment rates, restoring growth and tackle looming labour shortages in sectors like health care, science and the green economy.

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