provision of employment forecasts in economic sectors and occupations,
including both expansion and replacement demand (1), is a research area
in which Cyprus is particularly advanced. In October 2005, a two-day European
Workshop attended by 30 experts in skill needs forecasting was co-organised
in Cyprus by Cedefop, HRDA and the Research Centre for Education and the
Labour Market at the Maastricht University (ROA).
research projects aim at the analysis of human resources issues in the
labour market covering employed, unemployed and economically inactive people
as well as their participation in education and training, for all persons
and for females separately (14), the mobility of the human resources (2)
and the introduction of flexible forms of employment (3).
the share and contribution of foreign labour in the Cyprus labour market
are constantly rising, its effects and future projections feature prominently
in VET/HRD research (4&5).
is being conducted on the evaluation of the impact of programmes and activities
in vocational education and training leading to necessary reforms and adjustments
(6). This is complemented by research on the evaluation of teachers and
trainers and their lifelong development and on the implementation and evaluation
of information technology in education and training, considered as necessary
steps towards upgrading the quality of education and training provision
(7, 8 &9).
development of training tools for specific sectors, occupations and groups
of people such as entrepreneurs (10), medical personnel (11), tourism (12),
farmers (13) and household assistants constitutes another research area
that features prominently in the research agenda of Cyprus.