EU employability policies and their implementation

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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 …

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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  • 1. EU employability policies and their implementation SPYROS NAKOS “SKILLS AND MOBILITY FOR COMPETITIVENESS” THESSALONIKI, 3 DECEMBER 2013
  • 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. 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. 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. Employability policies in practice  EES improved the VET & ALMP  Limited number of adequate long term policies  Distance between educational environment & workplace
  • 6. Employability policies in practice  Bureaucracy & limited information  Funding education  Lack of partnerships between public & private sector
  • 7. NEET rate (15-24 age group) in the Member States
  • 8. Development of unemployment rates since 2003 in the EU-28, total, youth, older workers and low-skilled
  • 9. Future challenges  How to communicate employability need?  Employability replace employment?  Employability offers new working opportunities?