Matching skills to jobs is increasingly gaining attention among policy-makers and much current action in employment policy focuses on helping people into work.Moreover, ensuring a good match between people’s skills and labour market needs is important to ensure that Europe makes full use of the skills of its citizens. While there is much research and analysis on mismatch, there is little work that focuses on the policy and practice addressing it. One of the things that has not been systematically researched is in how far education, employment and other policies can be combined to address mismatch. Consequently, it is difficult to assess systematically what does and does not work in skill mismatch policy instruments. This study aimed to fill in this knowledge gap and to contribute to the reinforcement of policies and practices aimed at tackling unemployment and skill mismatch in the EU-28 Member States. To that end, an analysis on skill mismatch policies has been carried out in all 28 Member States while in 12 countries 24 case studies have been described in detail. The labor market model developed by Panteia served as a basis for the analysis.
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