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    • Knowledge-sharing seminar for study visits organisers – Thessaloniki, 24-25 June 2010 Promoting active inclusion: EU policy developments and Cedefop’s contribution Mara Brugia, Head of Area Enhanced cooperation in VET and LLL Knowledge-sharing seminar for study visits organisers, Thessaloniki, 24-25 June 2010 1
    • Low-qualified people… EU27- Changes in employment by highest level of education attained ( % change) Social exclusion of 2008Q4-2009Q4 -2.5 -2.0 2.6 vulnerable groups often -8.1 -5.9 linked to low qualifications 3.1 3.6 2007Q4-2008Q4 0.6 -2.7 -6.2 4.0 1.4 2006Q4-2007Q4 2.4 Unemployment rates by qualifications and -0.4 incidence of long term to total unemployment (EU27 - 2008) -3.0 45.0% -10.0 -8.0 -6.0 -4.0 -2.0 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 40.0% 39.0% 37.1% Less than lower secondary Lower secondary Upper secondary Post secondary non tertiary Tertiary 35.0% N.B.: short VET programmes incl. in lower secondary 30.0% 28.8% 25.0% …have been hit hardest 20.0% 15.0% by the crisis + 11.2% 10.0% 5.0% 3.9% 6.5% are generally more 0.0% Unenployment rate Incidence Long Term likely to be jobless HIGH MEDIUM LOW Source: Cedefop's calculation on Eurostat data Knowledge-sharing seminar for study visits organisers, Thessaloniki, 24-25 June 2010 2
    • Low-qualified people… …face higher risk of poverty 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 Medium skilled baseline =100 50 0 BG CY M T CZ AT RO SI PT SK BE HU UK LT IE IT LU LV EU27 ES EE DE EL SE FR PL FI DK NL Relat ive povert y risk of low and high skilled (medium skilled risk of povert y =100) Low skilled High skilled Source: Eurostat, Cedefop calculations Knowledge-sharing seminar for study visits organisers, Thessaloniki, 24-25 June 2010 3
    • Promoting active inclusion through education and training high in EU policy agenda • Council Conclusions on a strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training ("ET 2020") – 12 May 2009 • Europe 2020 – “A European strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth” – 3 March 2010 (COM(2010) 2020) • Council Conclusions on the social dimension of education and training - 11 May 2010 • Commission’s Communication on ‘A new impetus for European cooperation in Vocational Education and Training to support the Europe 2020 strategy’ – 9 June 2010 – COM(2010) 296 final Knowledge-sharing seminar for study visits organisers, Thessaloniki, 24-25 June 2010 4
    • Qualification demands are rising • Demand for highly qualified jobs expected to rise from 29% to 35% (+16 million) • Demand of jobs for medium level qualified people expected to stabilise at around 50% • Demand of jobs for those with low qualifications expected to drop from 20% to 15% (-12 million) Better opportunities for the better qualified in all occupations Knowledge-sharing seminar for study visits organisers, Thessaloniki, 24-25 June 2010 5
    • Youth unemployment In a Europe where the proportion of young people is decreasing • 20.6% of young people under 25 registered as unemployed in April 2010 (EU 27) • amounts to 5.5 million • an increase of 1.5 million since March 2008 • Spain and the Baltic countries with 30-40% youth unemployment • Germany, Austria and the Netherlands between 7 and 11% • Average unemployment for 25-74 year olds 7.9% Knowledge-sharing seminar for study visits organisers, Thessaloniki, 24-25 June 2010 6
    • Social inclusion in current VET policies More emphasis on inclusion • Focus on early school leavers, low skilled, older workers, migrants • Focus on measures to prepare for transitions, manage change, make education and training more easily accessible • Trend towards enhanced cross-sectoral and multi-professional network-based cooperation Shared vision for the future socially inclusive lifelong learning systems and labour markets Knowledge-sharing seminar for study visits organisers, Thessaloniki, 24-25 June 2010 7
    • Support measures for young people at risk of social exclusion: lifelong guidance Review of guidance measures to support school completion and education-to-work transitions of young people who risk dropping out of mainstream education and training (EU 27, NO, IS, HR, FYROM, TR) 2 examples • Support education to work transition school and work alternation in secondary schools (Italy) • Support school completion: guidance to prevent early school leaving parental involvement (Ireland) Knowledge-sharing seminar for study visits organisers, Thessaloniki, 24-25 June 2010 8
    • Support measures for young people at risk of social exclusion: lifelong guidance Key messages: • Coordinated approaches must be combined with outreach work to reach hardest-to-help groups • Initial and continuing teacher training part of overall policy approach to encourage school completion • Parental involvement plays a key role in supporting young people in education and training • Tailored approaches needed Guidance key ingredient in policies that aim to support transition and reduce costs (social and economic) of early school leaving Knowledge-sharing seminar for study visits organisers, Thessaloniki, 24-25 June 2010 9
    • Support measures to promote inclusion Anticipate skill needs and supply long-term skill strategies communicate benefits of better skills to citizens and employers Focus and draw on what people know and can do Better use of skills and more opportunities to stretch skills at work Documentation of skills skills portfolio Valuing skills acquired through work and life competence-based assessment for further learning and recognition Bringing the worlds of education & training and work together New partnerships (incl. employment/social services, civic organisations) Knowledge-sharing seminar for study visits organisers, Thessaloniki, 24-25 June 2010 10
    • Education and training and social inclusion Education and training play a prominent role in promoting labour market and social inclusions but cannot be the sole remedy. To make inclusion real, need for integrated education and training, employment, economic and social policies. Countries increasingly integrating guidance and validation into their policies to support vulnerable groups BUT …more needs to be done. Knowledge-sharing seminar for study visits organisers, Thessaloniki, 24-25 June 2010 11
    • Education and training and social inclusion Wider and more flexible cooperation and partnerships even more crucial than before Social partners have a key role to play More holistic approach needed to ensure inclusion through education and training Knowledge-sharing seminar for study visits organisers, Thessaloniki, 24-25 June 2010 12
    • More information: Cedefop’s reports on Skills supply and demand http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/EN/Files/3052_en.pdf Guiding at-risk youth through learning to work http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/EN/Files/5503_en.pdf ‘Policy report’ (VET policy since 2002) to be published in December 2010 Thank you for your attention Knowledge-sharing seminar for study visits organisers, Thessaloniki, 24-25 June 2010 13