(10 June 2016) – Today, the Commission has adopted a new and comprehensive Skills Agenda for Europe, which calls on Member States and stakeholders to improve the quality of skills and their relevance for the labour market.
70 million Europeans lack adequate reading and writing skills, and even more have poor numeracy and digital skills.
On the other hand, a large number of Europeans, particularly highly qualified young people, work in jobs that do not match their talents and aspirations. At the same time, 40% of European employers report that they cannot find people with the right skills to grow and innovate.
To help tackle skills challenges, the Commission will launch 10 actions which will address these issues and make skills more visible and improve their recognition at local, national and EU levels, from schools and universities to the labour market.