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Strengthening skills anticipation and matching in Greece
Publication Date: 11 May 2020
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This report summarises key insights of the skills governance review in Greece. In recent years, Greece has developed an innovative mechanism for labour market diagnosis, to design informed skills and employment policies. This report, and the consensus-based policy roadmap developed, provides further direction so that timely skills intelligence can strategically support Greece’s recovery to sustainable economic growth and competitiveness.
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Education and lifelong learning watch 2015
Publication Date: 24 Aug 2016
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This report presents the main findings and general recommendations of the 2015 SOLIDAR Foundation Education and Lifelong Learning Watch. Based on an extensive consultation with SOLIDAR members and partners, this initiative evaluates progress towards the achievement of the educational objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy and Education and Training 2020 strategic framework for Member States. The report assesses the policy actions dedicated to fight youth unemployment and support young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEETs) in 13 countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom).
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Quality in VET in European SMEs
Publication Date: 22 Jun 2015
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In a context of increasingly fierce competition, driven by market globalisation, business sectors and individual enterprises need to respond effectively to constant change. With view on this, the present study aims to:

- investigate how, and under what conditions, quality approaches to training are introduced in or for small enterprises in various sectors in Member States and to draw comparisons between them, with particular emphasis to the ‘sector logic’, the sectors’ special characteristics and to the national cultural and institutional environment;

- investigate how small enterprises plan human resources development, how the relevant training is implemented, how the results and outcome of training are assessed and evaluated, and how conclusions are drawn from such evaluations and utilised for improving training and overall performance;

- make comparisons between countries and sectors and to formulate proposals for disseminating identified good practices and supporting small enterprises in improving quality in training and their competitiveness.
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Skills and wage inequality in Greece: Evidence from matched employer-employee data, 1995-2002
Publication Date: 21 Apr 2015
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This paper examines changes in the Greek wage distribution over 1995-2002 and the role of skills in these changes using a matched employer-employee data set. This data set enables us to account for firm heterogeneity and obtain a more refined picture of the impact of skills. The methodology adopted is the Machado-Mata decomposition technique, which separates the part of wage changes that is due to changes in the job/employer and employee characteristics from the part due to changes in the returns to these characteristics. Our results indicate that the role of skills has been decisive. The skill return effects in combination with the composition effects of tenure, which are arguably responsive to economic developments and market conditions, have had an important contribution to the changes in the Greek wage distribution. On the other hand, the impact of predetermined demographic changes, as those captured by the age and education composition effects, has been relatively milder.