3.3 Skills forecasting
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Skills forecasting is done at the level of companies or different public/private bodies without top-level mechanism for which government authorities would be responsible.
The Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs is responsible for monitoring the status of and trends in the labour market in the country and abroad. The Ministry and the National Employment Service undertake the regular national-scale survey that focuses on the identification of the skills needed by Serbia’s economy. This sample-based survey was carried out for the first time by the National Employment Service alone in 2016.
According to the study Institutional cooperation and coordination in Skills Development in Serbia, the country aims to use EU’s Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance funds and, to develop a new mechanism for sector skills needs assessment, as part of the work of the future sector skills council (See Glossary) by 2020.