Short-term anticipation of skills trends and VET demand

Economix (DE)
Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini (IT)
Lead Partner
Cambridge Econometrics (Belgium)

As European labour markets are constantly evolving, it is vital that skills provision can adapt to changing skills needs. This requires effective and responsive skill intelligence. While understanding of medium-term issues and their implications for skills forecasts is now relatively developed, there remains a need to improve monitoring in the short term.  

The aim of the study is to develop and implement a regular, short-term anticipatory system (STAS).

The study includes three main work assignments (WAs):

  • WA1: Data screening and collection, exploration of methods, and identification of feasible ones;
  • WA2: Development, testing and implementation of the anticipation tool; and
  • WA3: Tool refinement, operation and transfer.

FGB will mainly contribute to WA1 and will work on identifying and proposing to Cedefop the best feasible options for developing a short-term anticipatory system on skill needs and VET demand in Europe.

FGB research team is composed of Līga Baltiņa, Giuseppe Forte, Maria Cristina Scarafile, Elton Beqiraj, and Massimiliano Tancioni.