Commission releases New Skills Agenda

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:

  1. A Pact for Skills
  2. Strengthening Skills Intelligence
  3. EU support for strategic national upskilling action
  4. Proposal for a Council Recommendation on Vocational Education and Training for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience
  5. Rolling out the European universities’ initiative and upskilling scientists
  6. Skills to support the green and digital transitions
  7. Increasing STEM graduates and fostering entrepreneurial and transversal skills
  8. Skills for Life
  9. Initiative on Individual Learning Accounts
  10. A European approach to micro-credentials
  11. New Europass Platform
  12. 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.

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