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P1 Lars Niklasson - Sweden highlights from an OECD review

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Material of the 10th Annual meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development |23-25 April 2014 | Stockholm, Sweden
More info http://www.oecd.org/cfe/leed/10th-fplg-meeting.htm

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P1 Lars Niklasson - Sweden highlights from an OECD review

  1. 1. SWEDEN: HIGHLIGHTS FROM AN OECD REVIEW 10th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development Presentation by Lars Niklasson, Linköping University
  2. 2. Sweden’s unemployment challenge 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 % Unemployment rate as % civilian labour force, Sweden, 2000-2012
  3. 3. • Sweden has a strong reputation for active labour market policy. • But the transformation of the economy presents new challenges for skills development and a greater risk of exclusion (especially youth and immigrants). Sweden: A strong legacy
  4. 4. • Yrkeshögskola: higher vocational ed. • BraFöre: for SMEs and their employees • Ung Företagsamhet: entrepreneurship • Unga in: a new way to reach the young • Järvalyftet: large-scale renewal • Gävle: 1,5% non-traditional employees • Competence platforms: a forum for collaboration on skills development Sweden: Strengths and good examples
  5. 5. • Employers can be more involved in: – articulating their needs for skills, – delivering skills training and education programs, – working with schools and designing career pathways. • The public sector can: – collaborate more internally and with employers. – work on skills utilisation with employers – can allow greater local flexibility. Sweden: Policy Opportunities
  6. 6. • The OECD review on Sweden will be published in September • A draft will be circulated for comments in May • Questions and comments to: lars.niklasson@liu.se Read more

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