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Advanced manufacturing
The number of science and engineering graduates is rising, but skills shortages remain

Employability and Skills of Higher Education Graduates
Higher education graduates increasingly require ‘soft’ skills and work experience to compete in a changing labour market

Entrepreneurial skills
Entrepreneurial skills such as creativity, innovation and risk-taking underpin the creation of new firms, but are increasingly a priority within the education system

Environmental awareness skills
These skills are playing a key role in supporting shifts to a greener economy, both within new eco-industries and across various sectors impacted by environmental regulations

Foreign Languages
Focus on foreign languages: is English a new 'basic skill' required by European businesses?

Literacy and numeracy skills
Low levels of literacy and numeracy among the existing and the future workforce are likely to be a major barrier to labour market integration and future growth

Retail and distribution services
Businesses require a combination of advanced ICT expertise and effective communicators to succeed in a globalised and highly-competitive marketplace

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills
STEM-related jobs are expected to grow faster than average over the next decade, but there are various challenges for businesses and policy makers in ensuring appropriate supply of these skills

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Among the 44.1 million persons in the European Union (EU) working part-time in 2014, 9.8 million were under-employed meaning they wished to work more hours and were available to do so. This corresponds to 22.2% of all part-time workers and 4.5% of total employment in the EU in 2014. The large majority of part-time workers being underemployed in the EU were women (67%)


On 5 May 2015, the European Commission will publish its Spring European Economic Forecast. It will cover 2014, 2015 and 2016 and will include data on Gross Domestic Product (GDP), inflation, employment, budget deficits and public debt, amongst others. This forecast focuses on all 28 EU Member States, plus the candidate countries as well as major trading partners. 


European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] 23 April 2015 Cracow 23 April Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility I am grateful to the organisers, the Cracow University of Economics and the Labour Mobility initiative, for inviting me to address you — especially...


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