World Youth Skills Day

July 15 is World Youth Skills Day.

In order to be able to overcome the Coronavirus crisis in the world of work and the proposed transitions the European Commission is currently working on (Green and Digital transitions), European Union Member States and their citizens need to understand the importance of equipping Europe’s youth with the right skill-set.

To this end, the recently proposed European Skills Agenda looks at a shift in current skills to take advantage of the green and digital transitions and support and prompt recovery. This will be done by:

  • strengthening sustainable competitiveness, to achieve the European Green Deal and putting its digital and industrial strategies into practice;
  • ensuring social fairness, putting into practice the first principle of the European Pillar of Social Rights: access to education, training and lifelong learning for everybody, everywhere in the EU;
  • building up resilience to react to crises, based on the lessons learnt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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