Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

The Changing Labour Market and the Demand for Creativity-Related Competences: The EU Key Competences Framework and the European State of Play Concerning Creativity Development
Nikos Papadakis

The paper deals with the emergence of the demand for creativity-related competences within the changing labour market in the EU. The paper initially proceeds in a brief overview of the characteristics and trends of the changing labour market, as well as of the key challenges for Europe today. It emphasizes issues of unemployment and youth unemployment in the European Union, Skills Mismatch, Precarious Work (rising) and it maps the key challenges to EU’s social cohesion. Then it proceeds in analyzing the role of Education and Training in Creativity, initially via sketching the recent historical background in terms of the development of Creativity and Key Competences and then via presenting the key-aspects and facets of the EU Policy on Creativity and Key Competences. Emphasis is laid on the agenda on Creativity within the EU2020 Strategy as well as on the new EU Policy Initiatives towards the enhancement of creativity. The present paper is based in the following: Papadakis, N. (2019), The changing Labour Market and the Demand for Creativity- related Competences in the Era of Globalization: The EU Key Competences Framework and the European state of play concerning Creativity Development, Keynote Speech at the Soochow University International Conference entitled ―The mode of educational innovation from the global perspective and the path of China‖. Suzhou, China: 22 June 2019

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