EU employability policies and
their implementation

SPYROS NAKOS
“SKILLS AND MOBILITY FOR
COMPETITIVENESS”
THESSALONIKI, 3...
What is employability
Employability refers to a person's capability of
gaining employment.
It depends on:
 the knowledge,...
Skills and employability
 Fall short in providing right skills for employability
 Learning models to help transition fro...
Employability: priorities
 Cover the need for higher and relevant skills

 Young people
 Entrepreneurial skills

 Conn...
Employability policies in practice
 EES improved the VET & ALMP
 Limited number of adequate long term policies
 Distanc...
Employability policies in practice
 Bureaucracy & limited information
 Funding education
 Lack of partnerships between ...
NEET rate (15-24 age group)
in the Member States
Development of unemployment rates since 2003 in the EU-28, total, youth,
older workers and low-skilled
Future challenges
 How to communicate employability need?
 Employability replace employment?
 Employability offers new ...
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Presentation by Spyros Nakos (Social Scientist, European Commission expert speaker, member of Team Europe) on the occasion of the EESC Labour Market Observatory conference held on 3 December 2013 in Thessaloniki, Greece

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EU employability policies and their implementation

  1. 1. EU employability policies and their implementation SPYROS NAKOS “SKILLS AND MOBILITY FOR COMPETITIVENESS” THESSALONIKI, 3 DECEMBER 2013
  2. 2. What is employability Employability refers to a person's capability of gaining employment. It depends on:  the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the person.  labour market rules and institutions and their impact on the ability of an individual to gain employment. Employability combines employment and education policies
  3. 3. Skills and employability  Fall short in providing right skills for employability  Learning models to help transition from school to work  Promote partnership  Mobility (ERASMUS +)
  4. 4. Employability: priorities  Cover the need for higher and relevant skills  Young people  Entrepreneurial skills  Connection between employability and employment  Language learning  Improve adult learning
  5. 5. Employability policies in practice  EES improved the VET & ALMP  Limited number of adequate long term policies  Distance between educational environment & workplace
  6. 6. Employability policies in practice  Bureaucracy & limited information  Funding education  Lack of partnerships between public & private sector
  7. 7. NEET rate (15-24 age group) in the Member States
  8. 8. Development of unemployment rates since 2003 in the EU-28, total, youth, older workers and low-skilled
  9. 9. Future challenges  How to communicate employability need?  Employability replace employment?  Employability offers new working opportunities?
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