New skills for new jobs

What kinds of jobs will be available in 10 years? How are the needs for skills and competences changing all over the EU? Is the right education and training being provided today to help Europeans find a job in the future?

New skills for new jobsA joint policy initiative carried out in cooperation between the European Commission and the EU Member States, New Skills for New Jobs aims to address some of these issues by supporting EU countries and regions in developing more effective ways to analyse and predict which skills will be required in tomorrow's labour markets and, with this knowledge, developing and adapting education and training so that the workers gain the skills required.

This initiative gives the opportunity for EU Member States to learn from each other and share solutions by pooling their efforts at the European level, as well as with other international organisations on the themes related to skills upgrading, matching and anticipation.

New Skills for New Jobs draws on existing EU instruments such as the European Social Fund (ESF) to achieve its aims. It is an essential tool of the European Employment Strategy to expand and enhance investment in workers' skills, as part of its overall aim to create more and better jobs throughout the Eropean Union.

New Skills for New Jobs also contributes to the EU 2020 Strategy, the follow-up of the EU Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs. Recommendations on how to advance the New Skills for New Jobs agenda as a part of EU 2020 have been presented in the report of a group of independent high-level experts set up by the European Commission.

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