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Education, skills and jobs

Education, skills and employment for a fair twin transition.

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24 FEBRUARY 2023
JRC portfolio 21: Education, skills and jobs


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The DIGCLASS project addresses both opportunities and challenges related to the impact of technological change—automation, digitalisation and platformisation—on socioeconomic inequalities in the labour market; health outcomes; educational attainment; and political behaviour.

This strand of research focuses on the digital transformation in education and more specifically on the role schools can play in this process.

Strong labour markets and social cohesion rely on effective, inclusive education systems. JRC research informs EU policies through the development of competence frameworks, tools, and analyses of large-scale data.

The digital and green transitions, along with demographic trends and globalisation, are changing the nature of work in Europe: reshaping labour markets, transforming tasks, occupations and skills, and changing forms of work organisation.

To provide a wider evidence base that can enhance EU policy aiming to achieve this goal, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has embarked on a multi-year cross-national research project to study different aspects of fairness.

Despite recent progress, gender gaps in education and employment remain a challenge in Europe. The JRC studies disparities in student performance, educational achievements, occupations, wages, and power and control at the workplace.

The JRC develops competence frameworks and tools; it also provides evidence to policy makers by analysing how competences and skills can be acquired by individuals through education, training and on-the-job experience.