Why aligning training and skills development is necessary for the EU future jobs outlook

The European Union (EU) was enjoying its highest labour participation rate since 2000 when COVID-19 hit. The economic impact has yet to be fully calculated but will surely be felt for years to come. The pandemic has also highlighted a critical and growing shortage of workers, and the region faces particular challenges with respect to digital transformation as well. To combat the workforce issues in the EU, training and skills development will be essential.

Understanding the current...