“The crisis is not over. It has just been put on pause” – Jean-Claude Junker, the President of the European Commission warns in his State of the Union Speech. His stark words come just after running through the EU’s dreary … Continue reading Matching mismatched skills – an innovative approach
The Economist cites a study about the difference between female and male desires for success. As equality of opportunity has increased for females, more women are now in full time employment than ever before. However, only 5% of the bosses … Continue reading Policy Fact Series, No. 7: Flexible norms, balanced lifestyles
By Maria Dahl, Junior Consultant at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris A solution to the alleged skills mismatch between labour supply and demand The so-called ‘unskilled Generation Y’ might not be so inadequate. On-the-job training has almost … Continue reading Why aren’t rich companies and highly skilled candidates a match made in heaven?
Last week, 15 year-old Julia Lipnitskaia swivelled and spun her way into Olympic history. Her performance in the team figure skating competition – set to music from Schindler’s list – was heartbreakingly beautiful. The petite Russian ice-princess displayed gravity-defying flexibility, … Continue reading Supporting young potential
By Ana Rovzar, International Energy Graduate of Sciences Po Paris More needs to be done to reduce youth unemployment in the EU Last November, European Union (EU) leaders signed a scheme to combat rising youth unemployment in the region. Dubbed … Continue reading The EU Youth Guarantee in the Spotlight
By Derek Alan Leist Master’s Candidate in International Security at Sciences Po Paris, from the United States Systemic underemployment is a legacy of draconian education systems With unemployment remaining above historical averages in many Western countries, the focus of the political debate … Continue reading Underemployment and Education: Beyond the Statistics
By Ana Rovzar, International Energy Graduate of Sciences Po Paris Syrian refugee communities are having complicated impacts on the Jordanian local economies. As the civil war in Syria sets in its 30th consecutive month of internal armed struggle, Syrians continue … Continue reading Syrians in Jordan: Cause for tension?
By Yann Prell, Junior Researcher at GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) in Germany South Korea must address its inactive share of academics for sustainable growth. Compared to problem stricken countries like Spain or Greece, youth unemployment in Korea doesn’t seem to … Continue reading Are Koreans too educated?