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Under Reports you will find the latest Annual Global Benchmarks and statistics, Policy papers, Publications and Brochures in key priority areas and for women in different stages of their life and career related to women´s empowerment through technology, women in STE(A)M, reskilling and upskilling, jobs of the future, digital transformation, women´s entrepreneurship and women in leadership.

Ready to Break the Glass Ceiling?

Women’s representation in most scientific fields is improving, but the senior ranks in academia are still dominated by men. This report makes recommendations to inspire action towards gender parity in science leadership across Europe. The recommendations build on a series

The Future of Global Fintech

Building on the collaborative work by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) and the World Economic Forum to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the fintech industry, this report aims to take the pulse of the rapidly evolving global fintech ecosystem and provide insights …

Skills in transition, The way to 2035

To make and shape the green and digital transitions, Europe needs a skills revolution. Sitting alongside the current VET and skills policy framework and expanding funding opportunities, Cedefop EU skills intelligence is a key resource that helps unleash …

Empowering Women Sustainable Assets

Strengthening the depth of gender lens investing across asset classes was produced by UN Women, Phenix Capital Group, Politecnico di Milano and Bocconi University, with financial support from the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Overall guidance from Jemimah Njuki

The Future of Growth Report 2024

The Future of Growth Framework introduces a multidimensional approach that focuses on evaluating the quality of growth and the balance between various priorities rather than aggregating them into a single index. It is grounded in four pillars that assess the quality of growth

Gender Equality in Research in Europe

More awareness of the significance of research dissemination within the fields of gender equality, as well as gender perspectives in research, is needed. This is particularly important in the current situation in Europe, in which academic freedom is under …

The DEI Lighthouse Programme

This report builds on the work of the Global Parity Alliance – across-industry group committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) around the world – and the associated DEI Lighthouse Programme launched to identify proven, effective DEI …

Global Gender Gap Report 2023, WEF

The World Economic Forum released The Global Gender Gap Report 2023 on the 20th June. According to the report the 17th edition of the Global Gender Gap Index shows 0.3% improvement since 2022. At the current rate of progress, it will take 131 years …

The Global Labour Market Landscape

In 2023, labour-market transformations driven by technological breakthroughs, such as the coming of age of generative artificial intelligence (AI), are being compounded by economic and geopolitical disruptions and growing social and environmental …

Renewable Energy and Jobs, 2023

The report embodies the intersection of our agencies’ respective mandates – namely the energy transition and decent work for social justice – and discusses key opportunities and challenges for workers, employers, communities and public …

SMEs Going Digital: Policy challenges and recommendations

Despite potential benefits, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) lag behind larger firms in their adoption of digital technologies. Moreover, digital adoption by SMEs is to a large extent still confined to basic services …


The future of vocational education and training in Europe

This report was prepared as part of the Cedefop project The future of vocational education and training in Europe. Summarising 3 years of research involving researchers and VET experts all over Europe


London takes the lead from Berlin in Startup Heatmap Europe 2023

Mapping the Geography of Ecosystems in Europe, based on founder mobility, sentiment analysis and Ecosystem strategies. As every year the researchers behind the Startup Heatmap try to give another …


Gender Inequality Remains a Challenge

The SGCI is a multi-funder initiative that aims to strengthen the capacities of Science Granting Councils in Sub-Saharan Africa to support research and evidence-based policies that will contribute to economic and social development. Sixteen Councils …

World Energy Transitions Outlook 2023

The World Energy Transitions Outlook outlines a vision for the transition of the energy landscape to reflect the goals of the Paris Agreement, presenting a pathway for limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C and bringing CO2 …

Teachers and trainers in a changing world

This report was prepared by Cedefop’s VET for the youth team within the framework of the project on Teachers’ and trainers’ professional development. Building on the findings of the Cedefop ReferNet thematic perspectives VET teachers and trainers in a changing world, available for 29 countries …

Setting Europe on course for a human digital transition

Digitalisation has been a powerful driver in labour markets and society for decades. The first reference to the ‘information society’ concept in an EU policy document dates to 1979. The Delors White Paper in 1993 …


Entrepreneurship competence in vocational education

This study offers evidence for policy makers, social partners, VET providers and researchers on how entrepreneurship competence is embedded in VET across Europe, including challenges and opportunities.


2023 Report on Gender Equality in the EU

Equality between women and men is one of the EU’s fundamental values and promoting it is an obligation enshrined in the Treaty. The von der Leyen Commission has put gender equality at the forefront of its political actions and set …

Fostering Women’s Entrepreneurship

The project led to recommendations with five themes that decision makers can target. These recommendations are interlinked and reinforce each other mutually. For example, promoting entrepreneurship as a career path requires role models, networks …