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Friday 10 June: Commission presents the New Skills Agenda for Europe

The news:

On Friday 10 June, the European Commission will present the New Skills Agenda for Europe. The aim of this Agenda is to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills from early on in life and to make the most of Europe’s human capital, which will ultimately boost employability, competitiveness and growth in Europe.

The background:

The European Skills Agenda was announced in the 2016 Commission Work Programme. It will support upward social convergence and contribute to the European Commission's first political priority, "A New Boost for Jobs, Growth and Investment" by addressing three pressing challenges of today's economies: the lack of relevant skills to match labour market needs, the insufficient transparency of skills and qualifications, and the difficulty to anticipate and forecast skills.

The event:

Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, will present the New Skills Agenda for Europe on Friday 10 June at 11:30. Available on EBS.

The sources:

Press material will be made available on the day.


Press contacts:

General public inquiries: Europe Direct by phone 00 800 67 89 10 11 or by email

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