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Europe – EU launches skills website

07 December 2012

The European Commission today officially launched the EU Skills Panorama, a website presenting information on skills needs, skills supply and skills mismatches. It draws on data and forecasts across Europe and will highlight the fastest growing and top 'bottleneck' occupations.

There are around 2 million job vacancies across the EU despite high levels of unemployment. Most unfilled jobs can be found in finance and sales profession. Other shortages most frequently reported concern biologists, pharmacologists, medical doctors and related professionals, nurses, ICT computing professionals and engineers.

The website contains detailed information sector by sector, profession by profession and country by country.

“Improved skills and qualifications are key to boosting Europe's productivity and competitiveness. The EU Skills Panorama will provide a single access point to the most up-to-date European and national information sources. It will also help us to improve the response of education and training systems to changing skill trends and to ensure people are equipped for those areas where job demand is set to increase,” said Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner responsible for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.

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