Policy Paper: Skills mismatch and vocational education and training (VET) in the Albanian labour force, November 2012

Considering the context in Albania, cooperation between businesses and universities can generate very positive results and particularly facilitate the transition from university to the labour market for new graduates. This cooperation is realized starting from the simplest form, which is the adaptation of curricula, to include courses that prepare students better for the labour market, and continuing with partnerships and other forms of collaboration. This paper gives some recommendations to be considered by all regional departments, and it provides an overview of the labour market situation in the regions, leading to a general overview of the entire labour market in the country. This policy paper explores the current level of institutional readiness and some experiences from previous EU accession countries, specifically the experience from Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania. In particular, it analyses the opportunities for involvement of a large share of actors in the accession process as a mean to make it more democratic and legitimated.EMA has the pleasure to share with you the policy brief : “Skills mismatch and vocational education and training (VET) in the Albanian labour force” by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and Think Tank Fund, Open Society Institute (OSI).

Considering the context in Albania, cooperation between businesses and universities can generate very positive results and particularly facilitate the transition from university to the labour market for new graduates. This cooperation is realized starting from the simplest form, which is the adaptation of curricula, to include courses that prepare students better for the labour market, and continuing with partnerships and other forms of collaboration.

This paper gives some recommendations to be considered by all regional departments, and it provides an overview of the labour market situation in the regions, leading to a general overview of the entire labour market in the country.

This policy paper explores the current level of institutional readiness and some experiences from previous EU accession countries, specifically the experience from Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania. In particular, it analyses the opportunities for involvement of a large share of actors in the accession process as a mean to make it more democratic and legitimated.