On 1 July, the European Commission published the The New Skills Agenda, which contains a list of objectives for upskilling and reskilling Europe’s workforce by 2025. The Skills Agenda focuses on 12 key action points:
- A Pact for Skills
- Strengthening Skills Intelligence
- EU support for strategic national upskilling action
- Proposal for a Council Recommendation on Vocational Education and Training for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience
- Rolling out the European universities’ initiative and upskilling scientists
- Skills to support the green and digital transitions
- Increasing STEM graduates and fostering entrepreneurial and transversal skills
- Skills for Life
- Initiative on Individual Learning Accounts
- A European approach to micro-credentials
- New Europass Platform
- Improving the enabling framework to unlock Member States’ and private investments in skills
The key aim for 2025 is to increase the share of adults aged between 16-74 having at least basic digital skills to 70% from the current 56%.
Read the New Skills Agenda on the Commission’s website.