Encouraging STEM Studies for the Labour Market

16-03-2015

There is evidence of skills shortages in STEM fields in spite of high unemployment rates in many Member States. This document, prepared by Policy Department A at the request of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee intends to provide an up-to-date overview of the labour market situation in STEM occupations and to analyse European and national approaches to encourage STEM uptake in relation to these labour market needs. The aim is to identify practices which help to increase the supply of STEM skilled labour.

There is evidence of skills shortages in STEM fields in spite of high unemployment rates in many Member States. This document, prepared by Policy Department A at the request of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee intends to provide an up-to-date overview of the labour market situation in STEM occupations and to analyse European and national approaches to encourage STEM uptake in relation to these labour market needs. The aim is to identify practices which help to increase the supply of STEM skilled labour.