Encouraging STEM studies for the labour market
In spite of the employment crisis, there is evidence of skills shortages in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM). The same has been observed for Information and Communication Technologies. This document, prepared by the Policy Department A of the European Parliament and the Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini, at the request of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, 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.