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Towards a Digital Labour Market - Angeliki Dedopoulou #eden19


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Presentation shared by author at the 2019 EDEN Annual Conference "Connecting through Educational Technology" held on 16-19 June, 2019 in Bruges, Belgium.
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Towards a Digital Labour Market - Angeliki Dedopoulou #eden19

  1. 1. Towards a Digital Labour Market Angeliki Dedopoulou Adviser to the European Commission for the Digital Labour Market
  2. 2. The skills challenge
  3. 3. By 2025, 48% of the job openings will require high qualifications
  4. 4. In the near future, 90% of jobs will require some level of digital skills
  5. 5. 44% of EU citizens have low or no digital skills
  6. 6. Talent platforms could create more than 5 million new jobs and a 360bn increase in GDP in the EU
  7. 7. The need for lifelong learning: Office environment 1980 …
  8. 8. … and today. The time between these pictures corresponds to the working life of one individual.
  9. 9. Lifelong learning: Major trends require up- and re-skilling to maintain employability Technological progress Greening economy Demographic ageing
  10. 10. How can we overcome the skills gap?
  11. 11. How can we overcome the skills gap? • Intra-EU mobility • Job matching based on skills • Transparency to support recruitment, validation and recognition • Bridge the communication gap between education and employment • Better labour market intelligence • Allow open-fair access to information on skills, qualifications, jobs and training: - avoid monopolisation of data in digital labour market - European open standards to counteract risks of proprietary standards
  12. 12. Open and fair access to information Transparency of information on skills • The Commission pursues three main goals: Access to the best opportunities
  13. 13. Main components of the Europass platform Overview e-portfolio Support individuals to document and describe their skills, qualifications and experience and to manage their career from a lifelong learning perspective Interoperability mechanism Enable the exchange of information on skills and qualifications amongst different actors Information provision Provide (links to) available information or links to available information on different topics EUROPASS PLATFORM
  14. 14. The new Europass e-portfolio Information provision Interoperability mechanism Communication strategy Career guidance Framework for Digitally-signed credentials Data protection Feedback to further improve the platform
  15. 15. Framework for digitally-signed credentials policy-perspective • Action 3 of the Digital Education Action Plan establishes that the way forward to make better use of digital technology for teaching and learning encompasses an action to: “Provide a framework for issuing digitally-certified qualifications and validating digitally-acquired skills that are trusted, multilingual and can be stored in professional profiles (CVs) such as Europass. The framework will be fully aligned with the European, Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning (EQF) and the European Classification of Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations (ESCO)” Digital Education Action Plan (January 2018)
  16. 16. Framework for digitally-signed credentials components of a credential Europass digitally-signed credentials will be tamperproof and made up of six elements: CAVERLON UNIVERSITY The senate of Caverlon University hereby admits Jamie Poe Who has fulfilled all the requirements and completed the course of study to the degree of Bachelor of Arts Biology Minor in Business NQF/EQF level VI With all its rights and privileges in witness whereof the e- Seal of the Caverlon University Given at Lisbon, PT, this 12th January of 2019 Issuer information about the awarding body Credential Owner Information about the person receiving the credential e-Seal an eIDAS compliant digital signature a visual representation of the achievement so it can be viewed on any device or medium Claim information about the learning achievement represented by the credential NQF/EQF level information about the level of the qualification
  17. 17. Framework for digitally-signed credentials Functions credentials and send them to their owners credentials securely in a single online or offline wallet if the credential is authentic, valid and issued by an accredited organisation the information in the credential with any other person or organisation with just a click Issue Store Verify Share Learners who will be awarded the credential Identify
  18. 18. WHAT THE EDCI IS • a standardised format for digitally certifying and attesting learning, irrespective of its source, in a secure way; • a mechanism for the credential owner to store and share records of their own learning; • a set of tools to enable the implementation of the standard; and • a facilitator of credential interoperability. WHAT THE EDCI IS NOT • a new way of describing learning – it is entirely based on existing recognition instruments; • a mechanism for sharing information between educational institutions (e.g. for mobility); • a platform for experimenting with new technology; or • a set of rules for institutions or member states.
  19. 19. What is ESCO?
  20. 20. •Multilingual classification of •European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations What is ESCO?
  21. 21. Why ESCO? Problem: National systems cannot "talk" to each other Result: Jobs are not filled; education and labour market do not always understand each other Solution: Common Reference language
  22. 22. Three ESCO pillars 2,942 Occupations 13,485 Skills 8,414 Qualifications
  23. 23. How can ESCO be used?
  24. 24. - In employment services - By job boards - In HR software - For career guidance - For labour market intelligence - In research - For digital certificates ESCO can be used
  25. 25. Fit for the digital age
  26. 26.  Support (digital) transactions in the labour market with a common language:  Publish job offers  Create online CVs or profiles  Search for jobs  Search for candidates  Online job matching  Online applications  Usually, different actors are involved in these transactions.  With ESCO they can refer to the same language. ESCO in digital tools?
  27. 27. ESCO in EURES
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  29. 29. ESCO & EURES - New EURES Regulation 2016/589/EU - Exchange of job vacancies and CVs/job applications - Art. 19 (3) "The Commission shall adopt and update, by means of implementing acts, the list of skills, competences and occupations of the European classification." - Member States will adopt the European classification or map their national standards to it
  30. 30. #ESCO_EU #NewEuropass 
  31. 31. Session C5 Workshop • Room A102 • Towards a Digital Labour Market • ESCO & NewEuropass & Digitally Signed Credentials project