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Commission launched New Skills Agenda for Europe!

The Commission has just adopted a new and comprehensive Skills Agenda for Europe. The aim is to ensure that the right training, the right skills and the right support is available to people in the European Union so that they are equipped for good-quality jobs and can fulfil their potential as confident, active citizens. It will ultimately boost employability, competitiveness and growth in Europe.

TheCommission proposes 10 actions to be taken forward over the next two years, some of which were launched on Friday, 10th of June:

• A Skills Guarantee proposal

The Skills Guarantee aims to improve people's life chances and employability by supporting low qualified people in improving their literacy, numeracy or digital skills or progressing towards an upper secondary qualification or the equivalent. The Commission calls for strong cooperation between Member States, social partners, education and training providers and other stakeholders in establishing the Skills Guarantee.

• A review of the European Qualifications Framework for a better understanding of qualifications and to make better use of available skills in the European labour market.

• A Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills to improve skills intelligence and address skills shortages in specific economic sectors.

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"Basic Skills for adults will be higher up on the political agenda at the EU level!" - interview with Dana-Carmen Bachmann (video)                     

Dana-Carmen Bachmann, Head of the Vocational Training and Adult Education Unit of the European Commission participated on the EBSN conference in Ljubljana. We took the opportunity to discuss with her shortly about the Commission's view on the work of EBSN and also about the latest relevant actions at EU level.

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Looking back to the EBSN Conference      

The EBSN Annual Conference 2016 took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 2-3 June. Almost 100 participants from 22 countries were present exchanging their experiences and discussing new ideas and possibilities in terms of basic skills development.

The event was aimed at presenting and discussing the experiences of countries in the South-East of Europe in improving levels of adult basic skills. The conference titled "National policy – Local implementation" focused on the triangle of policy development: the Policy Level itself, Research & Development, and finally Practice.

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EBSN is on LinkedIn!

We are glad to announce that European Basic Skills Network has a new LinkedIn page. Our aim with this page is to approach a larger professional audience interested in basic skills development as well as to keep EBSN members up-to-date on the activities of the network. We hope to attract the attention of different industries, employers and other actors who can make benefit from and can make a difference in the development of adult basic skills.

If you are a LinkedIn member please, follow our page and share the relevant information within your own network.

Visit our Linkedin page here

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