New study looks at European approaches to skills audits

European Commission

A new study identifies the main types and different methods used in skills audits in 16 EU countries. 

The main findings include that there are significant differences in terminology, and it is recommended to establish an alternative formulation to the term ‘skills audit’, while also clarifying the concept. Furthermore, it suggested that the audit processes should be tailored to different target groups, which, for example, means creating different versions of an audit requiring a certain level of autonomy for highly educated profiles and persons with low literacy skills. 

The full report may be downloaded from the European Commission’s website.