EU Skills Panorama
The European Commission has announced a €315 billion Investment Plan to get Europe growing again and get more people back to work.
In Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, participation rates in adult education and learning are over 60%, but they are one-third – or below – in Italy, the Russian Federation and the Slovak Republic.
More than 40 years ago, the former French Prime Minister Edgar Faure and his team published one of the most influential educational works of the 20th century: “Learning to Be”, better known as the “Rapport Faure”, in which he mainstreamed the idea of lifelong learning.
This publication highlights new evidence on policies to support job creation, bringing together the latest research on labour market, entrepreneurship and local economic development policy to help governments support job creation in the recovery. It also includes a set of country pages featuring, among other things, new data on skills supply and demand at the level of smaller OECD regions (TL3).
EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 163
The European Commission and the World Bank have recently unveiled a report profiling the unemployed and inactive populations in six EU Member States (Estonia, Lithuania, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Greece).