Between 9 and 13 November, the European Commission is hosting the fifth edition of its European Vocational Skills Week, with a series of events and workshops taking place all across the continent, as well as the presentation of a New Pact for Skills.
The aim is to foster a broader interest in the uptake of skills and capacities that could aid the EU in pursuing its twin ambitions of the green and digital transition. In this special report, EURACTIV probes deeper into the wider implications of the initiative, and the future benefits that could be in store.
This week, the European Commission is staging its Vocational Education and Training (VET) week as a means to foster the uptake of skills that can aid in the executive's twin ambitions of the green and digital transition. EURACTIV caught up with the Commission's Joao Santos to hear more just after the EU executive launched its Pact for Skills on 10 November.
The European Commission has outlined a series of ambitious commitments to bolster the uptake of next-generation skills in Europe, in a bid to assist in wider EU goals of the continent's digital and green transitions.
Today, the green and digital transitions are reshaping our way of life, work and interactions – and the COVID-19 outbreak has dramatically accelerated most of these changes.
Nicolas Schmit is the European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights.
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