European Commission Adopts a New Skills Agenda for Europe


European CommissionOn 10 June 2016 the European Commission officially adopted the New Skills Agenda for Europe. The agenda aims to ensure that people develop the skills needed for the workplace. The new Agenda has three priorities: 1) improve skills levels and their labour market relevance across Europe, 2) make skills and qualifications easier to understand and compare across borders, and 3) improve forecasting and understanding of skills now and in the future. CEPIS welcomes the recognition of digital skills as basic skills, alongside literacy and numeracy, and the establishment of a Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition to address digital skills and learning. Member States are encouraged to develop national digital skills strategies and invited to establish national digital skills that build on the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs.

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