European Skill Index (ESI)

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The objective of a skills system is not only to continually develop the skills of the population, but also to activate and effectively match these skills to the needs of employers in the labour market. Cedefop’s European Skills Index (ESI) is a composite indicator that measures the performance of a country’s skills system. ESI monitors member states performance over time and identifies areas calling for improvement. ESI can assist the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights.

The European Skills Index is comprised of three pillars, each of which measures a different aspect of a country’s skills formation and matching system; these pillars are used to organise and aggregate 15 individual indicators into a single summary measure.

ESI 2018 Support material: technical report – JRC statistical audit – country fitches – READ MORE

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