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Upskilling Pathways in Europe – How will it work ?

Reading, writing, making simple calculations and using a computer: these are things we do every day, putting in practice our basic skills, mostly without even noticing.

This is not straight forward for everyone though. For almost 70 million in Europe, such tasks can pose problems.

Whether in employment, unemployed or economically inactive, the new “Upskilling Pathways” initiative will provide a fresh start to people in need of basic skills development by mapping and recognising the knowledge and skills they already possess; enabling further edu- cation and training and ultimately lead to a new qualication.

How will it work ?

“Upskilling Pathways” will follow a simple three step logic, always adapted to the speci c situation of each individual.

By 2018, EU Member States are invited to build on existing national structures and set up arrangements to make Upskilling Pathways a reality. This should be achieved in close cooperation with all actors involved in adult learning. The European Union will provide support through several funding programmes, notably the European Social Fund and Erasmus+, and will facilitate mutual learning and exchanges for successful implementation.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Publications catalogue – Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion – European Commission

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