European Skills Agenda

On July 1, the European Commission presented the European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience.

The agenda sets ambitious objectives for improving existing skills and re-skilling where necessary.

The agenda is made up of 12 actions which focus on skills for jobs by partnering up with other Member States, companies and social partners to work together for change, by empowering people to embark on lifelong learning, and by using the European Union’s budget as a catalyst to unlock public and private investment in people’s skills.

The agenda safeguards the right to training and lifelong learning of EU citizens (enshrined in the European Pillar for Social Rights).

The European Commission is placing skills on top of its agenda for the future as it continues to aim for a recovery that is sustainable following the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information on the European Skills Agenda please click here.

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