Matching the skills demand and supply of professionals in the European Union

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Behind the acronym LMSI stands “labour market and skills intelligence”, which is believed to be the tool to improve the responsiveness of national education and training systems to skill needs of national labour markets in the EU. The European Centre for the Development of Vocational training (Cedefop) helps develop and implement EU vocational training policies and has recently published an article on LMSI and recent developments in the Member States.

EuropeActive has recently won a project fund from the European Commission to develop the “Blueprint for Skills Cooperation and Employment for Active Leisure”. During 36 months the consortium composed of representative organisations from the fitness and outdoor sector (active leisure) will develop a strategy for sector-specific skills solutions to foster employment and development in the European Active Leisure sector.

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The second meeting of the European Commission Expert Group “Skills and Human Resources Development in Sport” took place in Split 11-12 July.

Fitness is the largest participant sport. The sector serves nearly 60 million consumers, generates 26.6 billion Euro in revenues, employs 650,000 people, and consists of 59,055 facilities.