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01/03/2011

Preparing for the upswing: training and qualification during the crisis. Comparative study

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The economic crisis has had aprofound impact on enterprises throughout Europe.This report examines training initiatives provided or supported by enterprises(external and internal measures) during the recession for their employees (itdoes not cover training initiatives for the unemployed). The report begins byhighlighting the dramatic increase in unemployment rates in EU Member Statesand Norway between the second quarter of 2008 and the corresponding period in2010, before discussing the effectiveness of training activities as a tool fordealing with the effects of the recession on enterprises and the availableevidence on the extent of training in the workplace during the recession. Itdescribes a range of crisis-related policy measures for supporting trainingactivities and presents successful examples of training measures implemented byenterprises in various Member States. The report concludes by examining thepositions and views of social partners on the importance of training during therecession.

author(s): European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. I.Isusi (Ikei)
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