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European Year of Skills kick-started by EC

European Year of Skills kick-started by EC

9 May 2023

The European Year of Skills aims to address skills gap in the European Union to help reskill/upskill people with a focus on digital and green technologies, which require new specialised skills.

The European Year of Skills is putting skills at the heart of the EU policy debate. Having a workforce with the skills that are in demand contributes to sustainable growth, leads to more innovation, and improves companies’ competitiveness. Skilled workers enjoy better job opportunities as well as broader possibilities to fully engage in society. This is key to ensuring that the economic recovery as well as the green and digital transitions are socially fair and just.

The publication of all the CCAM Horizon Europe 2023 Calls, and especially the call dedicated to skills ( HORIZON-CL5-2023-D6-01-05), underlines the necessity of highly skilled workforce in the transport sector and AI-related professions. As CCAM deployment continues, it is crucial to ensure that the necessary skills are available to support job growth and innovation capabilities. The job market will be disrupted by future technologies, if it hasn’t already. By training the workforce and help them transition into new types of jobs, we can minimize the negative impacts of automation and digitization.

Throughout the year, various stakeholders, including the Commission, the European Parliament, Member States, social partners, public and private employment services, chambers of commerce and industry, education and training providers, as well as workers and businesses, will work together to promote skills development.

Visit the European Year of Skills website.

This article was originally published on CCAM. The original blog post can be found here.