CoP Employment, Education and Skills

This CoP will focus on the following:

  • Improving access to employment and activation measures for all job seekers, especially the most vulnerable (disadvantaged groups, long-term unemployed), inactive people, and people with a migrant background, and through the promotion of self-employment and the social economy.
  • Youth employment, education and activation (incl. Youth Guarantee) and integration into the employment of disadvantaged NEETs, including through youth mobility actions.
  • Job creation and promotion of decent work in sectors and fields related to sustainability (environment, climate, energy, the circular economy, and the bioeconomy) as well as through digitalisation and the use of digital tools and applications, including artificial intelligence and the protection of privacy.
  • Adaptation of skills and qualifications to meet the needs of the green and digital transitions, changing labour markets and transforming industrial ecosystems.
  • Gender-balanced labour market participation, healthy ageing, equal working conditions and work-life balance, an adaptation of workers, enterprises and entrepreneurs to change.
  • Employment, social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis and the war in Ukraine.
  • Education and training systems, skills, assistance, support, transition, and mobility through modernising labour market institutions.
  • Inclusive education, lifelong learning and training relevant to the labour market, including through validation of non-formal and informal learning and learning mobility for all and accessibility for persons with disabilities.
  • “Soft outcomes” and alternative ways to measure outcomes (outside of “hard” indicators such as employment rates, etc.).

The work programme of the CoP on Employment Education and Skills.