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25/11/2013

Piloting a European employer survey on skill needs. Illustrative findings

CEDEFOP Research Paper  n. 36   - 5536 EN
Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2013 -  ISBN 978-92-896-1370-5 - ISSN 1831-





The European economy’s competitiveness is affected by its capacity to prevent skill gaps and shortages in the labour market, especially when enterprises and their investments form major contributors to faster economic recovery. The European employer survey on skill needs makes an innovative contribution to linking the world of employers with  that of education and training, offering skill needs identification and  anticipation at European level and in Member States.  This publication presents results from a pilot survey in 2012 for  identifying employers’ skill needs in nine Member States. It describes  the measurement concept and survey methodology, and presents  illustrative findings with some implications for future work. The  approach’s practicability is assessed and options for moving on to a  large-scale survey on employer skill needs in Europe are discussed. 

author(s): European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) – N. Sofroniou, A. Zukersteino
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