The European Pact for Skills

Article published in Voice of the Workers Weekly

The European Pact for Skills was set up on November 10, 2020 to bring together employers, workers, public employment services, regional authorities and others to identify what skills will be needed in different sectors of the economy to ensure a smooth transition to a more green and digital society. It pledges to reskill over 1.5 million people in Europe.

The recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the rhythm of change in how we live, learn and work, as well as how we progress in our careers. Having the right skills is essential for the success of individuals in a fast-changing labour market.

In the past year, the Pact managed to build strong alliances to create more opportunities for working-age people across Europe to learn new skills and improve their prospects in the labour market and at work. More than 450 organisations have already signed up.

Those who join the Pact commit to a charter to build quality and inclusive skills initiatives and work against discrimination and for equal opportunities. 

The Pact is one of the 12 flagship actions of the European Skills Agenda that the Commission presented in July 2020.

Join the Pact for Skills by signing up.