Skills in the light of crisis and times of transition
The aim of the Synthesis Report “Skills shortages and structural changes in the labour market during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the context of the digital and green transitions” is to analyse the lack of necessary skills that occurred due to COVID-19 and how the digitalisation and green change have contributed to this shortage. Additionally, the publication documents strategic policies and practices of employers used in the EU Member States to alleviate skills shortages, with specific focus on those related to digital skills.
The digital transition was identified as a major cause of skill shortages, while the impact of the green transition was deemed less significant. However, it is anticipated that the effects of the green transition will intensify in the future. The consequences of the pandemic have not been the cause for skill shortages in the first place but made them more prominent in many sectors. Policy responses aim to better matching of education and skills development to the needs of the labour market in most countries.
Stefan Humpl was responsible for the country article on Austria.
Contact: Stefan Humpl
Client: Europäische Kommission