The European Commission currently reports 2 million job vacancies in the Euro Zone, with 22% of young people unemployed. Decision makers and employers have increasingly pointed to the issue of skills mismatch, which is repeatedly used to explain a shortage of skilled applicants on the labour market.

In 2012 ThinkYoung decided to address this issue by conducting a pan-European study on skills mismatch, which concluded that there existed a very strong cultural divide between young Europeans and employers, both in the definition and perception of the skills needed.

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