Skills, jobs and sustainable development: global trends, local challenges

When, local time: 
Thursday, 20 October 2016 - 9:30am to Friday, 21 October 2016 - 12:30pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Contact: 
g.cieploch@unesco.org; h.guiol@unesco.org; i.kharkova@unesco.org

The joint UNESCO - Cedefop global skills conference will adopt a global perspective on future education and labor market trends as well as the role of education in mitigating potential imbalances and mismatches between skill demand and supply.

The conference aims to assess the implications of global economic trends and market forces for anticipated skill demand and mismatches, as well as the policy responses to education and training. It will consider how information on skills needs is used by countries to review and renew education and training and how qualifications frameworks (at sector, national, regional and global levels) can support coordination between education, training and the labour market, both nationally and internationally.

The conference provides a platform for cooperation and mutual learning between regions of the world, to debate challenges and to share best practices.