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MY SKILLS. MY LIFE

Get training, gain important skills, and prepare for the future

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

My school days may have finished, but I still need to keep learning. Developing my skills allows me to keep up with change, adapt to the challenges of work and boost my employability. To help me do this, the EU funds training opportunities through schemes such as the European Social Fund and programmes such as Erasmus+, giving me the chance to make the most out of my career.

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THE DIGITAL FUTURE

Confused by coding or baffled by big data? To ready myself for working in an increasingly digital world, I can take a hands-on traineeship in subjects ranging from basic ICT all the way to cybersecurity through the EU Digital Opportunity traineeship scheme.

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THE DIGITAL FUTURE
PRACTICAL LEARNING

PRACTICAL LEARNING

Maybe hands-on training is more up my street? From agriculture to floristry, there’s a whole range of subjects that I can take an apprenticeship in. If I’m keen to get on-the-job experience and high-quality training through a traineeship or apprenticeship, I can find an opportunity through the Youth Guarantee or Erasmus Pro schemes.

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BACK TO BASICS

Reading a recipe, counting change at the shops, using the internet – I often get a bit lost. 70 million Europeans struggle with reading, writing, calculation or using digital tools. To help bring me up to speed, I can take an Upskilling Pathways course, giving me the basic skills I need to go far.

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BACK TO BASICS
CRYSTAL CLEAR

CRYSTAL CLEAR

The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) makes my qualifications understandable throughout the entire EU. So I can continue my training safe in the knowledge that my qualification can be used in whichever country I choose to call home. I can present my skills and qualifications in my Europass, so that I can easily apply for work or training in any Member State.

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How it works

The world is changing fast, and as a result, the skills and qualifications I need to do my job are changing too. To help me keep up with the change, the EU is working closely with national governments, trade unions, employers and education providers to improve the quality of my training today, and to understand which skills will be important in the future. Whether in the classroom or out in the field, there are training and career development opportunities available through the European Social Fund and the Youth Guarantee. The Erasmus+ scheme has also budgeted €14.7 billion to provide me with traineeships, apprenticeships, exchange schemes and education, helping me keep my skills sharp, and my CV attractive to employers.

Did you know

92 million

The number of Europeans enrolled in education, from primary education to postgraduate studies.

21%

of workers in the EU think that their skills will become outdated in the next five years.

27%

of European citizens lack basic digital skills.

48%

of European students in upper secondary education are learning two or more foreign languages.

Smart thinking

I can develop my problem-solving, critical thinking and language skills by taking part in a European exchange scheme, such as Erasmus+ or the European Solidarity Corps. Read more

The Living Hostel, directed by Matthias Hoene

Although her youth is long behind her, Gisela still longs to experience the sights of Europe. Her grandchildren decide to raise enough money to send her on her dream adventure, but their plan has unexpected results...

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Oona, directed by Zaida Bergroth

After becoming lost and stranded in a menacing forest, a young girl must rely on the assistance of an unlikely friend to find her way home.

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Party Animal, directed by Yorgos Zois

Alex is an energetic twenty five year-old who will do anything he can to keep dancing. Trapped in a restrictive job, he's suddenly hit by a spark of inspiration.

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The Loner, directed by Tomasz Konecki

A man of the wilderness, Jan lives alone in a cabin in the Polish mountains. But when destiny interrupts his solitary lifestyle, he must devise a plan in order to follow his heart.

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Debut, directed by Dalibor Matanić

A young Croatian farmer dreams of becoming a professional football star. But before pursuing his ambition on the pitch, he must first face the truth about who he really is.

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The Living Hostel, directed by Matthias Hoene
The Living Hostel, directed by Matthias Hoene
Oona, directed by Zaida Bergroth
Oona, directed by Zaida Bergroth
Party Animal, directed by Yorgos Zois
Party Animal, directed by Yorgos Zois
The Loner, directed by Tomasz Konecki
The Loner, directed by Tomasz Konecki
Debut, directed by Dalibor Matanić
Debut, directed by Dalibor Matanić

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