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International collaborative research

IER international collaborative research runs through all the research fields described above. Our programme of research ranges from: developing pan-European forecasting models; the operation of international labour markets; lifelong learning and the development of a knowledge society; upskilling and engagement in learning and training; investigating changing career identities; and social equity. IER international collaborative research is multi-disciplinary bringing together teams of experts from academic and research communities in a number of European countries, India, China, Australia, South Africa, Canada, South America and the USA.

Selected recent publications

Further publications can be accessed from the IER publication pagesLink opens in a new window.


Selected projects

  • Labour market information and an assessment of its applications. A series of international case studies, Department for Education, 2022. More details
  • UK Prosperity Fund- Skills for Prosperity Programme Kenya, Department for International Development, 2021 - 2023. More details
  • Innovation for African Universities Programme, British Council, 2021-2022.
  • Skills data and intelligence, CEDEFOP, 2020 -2022.
  • Lifelong guidance policy and practice in the EU, European Commission. (2018-2020). More details
  • Transnational Employment Platform - Long Term Unemployment. European Commission (2018-2019). More details
  • Provision of data analysis and intelligence on skills and labour markets, (CEDEFOP) (2014- 2018). More details
  • The changing nature and role of vocational education and training in Europe. CEDEFOP (2015-2018). More details
  • Graduate labour market transitions in the UK and Italy. (2018). More details
  • QuInnE, H2020 EURO SOCIETY 2014, Topic: EURO 2 2014, European Commission (2015-2018). More details
  • Synergies for Europe's Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences (SERISS). European Commission. (2016 - 2018). More details
  • Scalable cost-effective facilitation of professional identify transformation in public employment services EmployID, European Commission (2014 - 2018). More details

Key contact

Chris Warhurst