March 25 2015, Cedefop / IZA Workshop on Skills and Skill Mismatch: Call for papers
Skills are a key driver of labour market success, competitiveness and social inclusion for individuals, enterprises and societies. High-level skills are not only a prerequisite for employment, higher wages, productivity, innovation and continued economic growth; they also empower individuals to be active and productive members of society. Skills, however, need to keep up with rapid technological progress, organizational change in the workplace and labour market change. At the same time, there is a growing concern with the gaps between the skills provided by education and training systems, the needs of the current and future labour markets, and the extent to which such skill mismatches are a cause of high young unemployment rates. Those who wish to participate in the workshop (29-30 October 2015 in Thessaloniki) are invited to submit a complete paper by 15 July 2015 using the online application form. More information on the workshop and the call for papers can be found here.