CSCS participated in the high-level event to launch the New Skills Agenda for Europe.

New Skills Agenda for EuropeCentro Studi participated in the event organised by the European Commission to launch the New Skills Agenda for Europe and boost human capital, employability and competitiveness.
The actions of the New Skills Agenda focus on improving the quality and relevance of skills formation, making skills and qualifications more visible and comparable, as well as improving skills intelligence and information for better career choices.

The commitment of Europe in this issue unfortunately faces a number of challenges as e.g.:

  • an unacceptably high proportion of Europeans still struggling with reading and writing,
  • a 30% of higher education graduates working in jobs which do not need a university qualification,
  • too few people with the preparation, mind-sets and competences to set up their own businesses or look for new opportunities.

New Skills Agenda for EuropeFor this reason the Commission adopted a new and comprehensive Skills Agenda for Europe on 10 June 2016 in which ten actions have been proposed to help equip people with better skills.

The launch event gathered an audience from a wide spectrum of employment and education stakeholders and featured high-level speakers from European and international institutions. It was a highly interactive event offering opportunities to network and build partnerships for skills.

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