(01 July 2020) – Today, the European Commission presented the Youth Employment Support package and the European Skills Agenda.
The Youth Employment Support package is built around four strands that together provide a bridge to jobs for the next generation: reinforcing the Youth Guarantee, future-proofing the EU’s vocational education and training (VET), renewing the impetus for apprenticeships, as well as additional measures to support youth employment.
The Commission also presented today the European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience. The Skills Agenda sets ambitious, quantitative objectives for skills to be achieved within the next 5 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.