European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience

On 9 July, the Committee on Education (SEDEC) elected Csaba Borboly, President of Harghita County Council, as rapporteur. After the Covid-19 pandemic, the Commission’s recovery strategy will take place on the meeting on 9 July, and will ensure that the EU’s digital switchover will be again the building of the youth employment- the sustainable competitiveness , social fairness and resilience are targeted in the program of the European skill agenda- helps to boost youth employment by setting ambitious and quantifiable targets for further training (development of existing skills) and retraining (acquisition of new skills) to be implemented over the next five years.

Its 12 actions focus on skills for jobs by partnering up with Member States, companies and social partners to work together for change, by empowering people to embark on lifelong learning, and by using the EU budget as a catalyst to unlock public and private investment in people’s skills.

The aim is to ensure that the right to training and lifelong learning, enshrined in the European Pillar of Social Rights, becomes a reality all across Europe, from cities to remote and rural areas, to the benefit of everyone.

  • 1. News regarding the draft opinion:

Press Conference–https://www.facebook.com/269909649719790/posts/3392498487460875/?vh=e

The Committee on Education of the Committee of the Regions (SEDEC) has elected Csaba Borboly as rapporteur

              Timeline: Exchange of views – 1st October 2020;

First discussion and adoption – SEDEC Comission meeting- 25th November 2020;

Adoption on plenary – beginning of 2021.

  • 3. Background studies, working documents

Commission presents European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness social fairness and resilience 

European skills agenda for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience

Council recommendation on vocational education and training (VET) for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience 

European Skills Agenda (SkillsAgenda_2July_en)

Vocational education and training: a future-proof approach (VET factsheet-final)

  • 4. Documents

European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness

EUR-Lex: SWD(2020)121: Staff Working Document accompanying the Communication – Evaluation of the Council Recommendation of 20 December 2012 on the validation of non-formal and informal learning

EUR-Lex: SWD(2020)122: Staff Working Document accompanying the Communication – Executive Summary of the Evaluation

European Commission: Press Release, 01/07/2020: Commission presents European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience

European Commission: Questions and answers: European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience (1 July 2020)

European Commission: Remarks by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis at the press conference on the Youth Employment Support package and the European Skills Agenda (1 July 2020)