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Lifelong learning, re- and upskilling of the workforce to prevent unemployment

The number of unemployed workers is expected to rise within the next 5 to 10 years, as certain types of jobs are likely to disappear as a consequence of advances in technology. Mitigating this will considerably increase the workload of public employment services (PES).

How will these institutions be able to face such challenges in the future, given their capacity constraints? Among possible solutions, what role could trainings targeted at workers in at-risk professions play in preventing unemployment?

These were the central topics of the workshop organised by the Network of European Public Employment Services, held in Warsaw in October 2020.

In the workshop entitled “Life-long learning, training and re-training the labour force to prevent unemployment”, labour market experts from several EU Member States presented and exchanged research findings to learn from each other.

The contributions of Budapest Institute to the event included developing the background material to be discussed, as well as expert support to the workshop.

You can read the thematic paper written by Márton Csillag (senior researcher at BI), providing an overview of the key questions and issues related to the workshop. 

BI has given expert support to the programmes organised by the Network of European Public Employment Services before; for more details see below:

Expert support for the new European PES Network

Assessing the performance of Public Employment Services

PES to PES dialogue in Europe

Project details

The Austrian ÖSB Consulting company has reached out to Márton Csillag to prepare the background material of the workshop. ÖSB Consulting collaborates with the Network in organising events, on behalf of the European Commission.

ClientÖSB Consulting GmbH
Project leader Márton Csillag
Duration01/07/2020 - 30/11/2020