The thematic working group with government representatives from across Europe has published a report entitled "Languages for Jobs – providing multilingual communication skills for the labour market". The document presents recommendations on how to achieve a better match between the demand and the supply of language skills on the labour market. The experts stress especially the need of a language teaching which is practically oriented, applied to professional contexts and accessible to all age and professional groups.
The Business Platform for Multilingualism, launched in 2009 and representing the professional associations, trade promotion organisations and institutions of higher and vocational education, has been focussing on the linguistic needs of European companies and on the products and services offering language support to employers and employees. The platform has launched a project with the aim of developing an on-line service allowing companies to identify their language needs and to match these with available resources.