Joint meeting at the European Parliament to discuss the upcoming New Skills Agenda
The forthcoming Commission’s initiative “New Skills Agenda for Europe” is aiming to boost jobs and growth in accordance with the EU’s overall 2020 strategy and should be adopted in May 2016. Discussions and consultations of the European Commission holding with representatives of civil society are current and ongoing. To prepare for the launch of the New Skills Agenda in May 2016, Commissioners Thyssen (Employment, Social Affairs and Skills) and Navracsics (Education and Culture) took part in an exchange of views at the European Parliament with MEPs from the CULT and EMPL committees on 18 April. SOLIDAR welcomes the first propositions of the Skills Agenda and elaborates on important points not to miss out in this report. The LLLPlatform welcomes especially the announced emphasis on the refugee and migrant integration, recognition and validation of non-formal and informal learning, acquisition of life skills and support for quality VET. You can also find the positions of our members ESU and EPA on their websites!