Skills and training

21 Gegužė 2020

Developing skills and competences is an important dimension of quality of work and employment. Skills are the passport to employment; the better skilled an individual, the more employable they are.  Good skills also tend to secure better-quality jobs and better earningsRead more

Developing skills and competences is an important dimension of quality of work and employment. Skills are the passport to employment; the better skilled an individual, the more employable they are.  Good skills also tend to secure better-quality jobs and better earnings.   Employability is a combination of factors (such as job-specific skills and soft skills) which enable individuals to progress towards or enter into employment, stay in employment and progress during their careers. Employability is reflected in the first key principle of the Pillar of Social Right: Education, training and life-long learning.  Everyone has the right to quality and inclusive education, training and life-long learning in order to maintain and acquire skills that enable them to participate fully in society and manage successfully transitions in the labour market.

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EU context

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Eurofound’s work on skills and training links in with the Commission’s 2019–2024 priority on a Europe fit for the digital age. 

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Publications & data

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The sections below provide access to a range of publications, data and ongoing work on this topic.

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  • Ongoing work (2)

Eurofound publications come in a variety of formats, including reports, policy briefs, blogs, articles and presentations. 

Data

A selection of related data on this topic are linked below. 

Ongoing work

Research continues in this topic on a variety of themes, which are outlined below with links to forthcoming titles.