2023 is the European Year of Skills!

2023 is the European Year of Skills. đŸ”§
As Ursula von der Leyen announced in her 2022 State of the Union address the Commission is making 2023 the European Year of Skills.
But what does it mean? The Commission proposes measures such as:
đŸ’¡ investments in training and upskilling
đŸ’¡ ensuring that skills are relevant for the needs of the job market
đŸ’¡ matching people's skills and ambitions with opportunities on the job market
LYMEC hopes that the European Year of Skills will address the issues young people face, such as trainings not being adapted enough to the current job market. This will be especially important in regards to both the green and the digital transitions as well as economic recovery.
We advocate for smooth transitions and quality opportunities for young people in between education and employment, a step in the right direction would be a ban on unpaid internships. While the European Year of Youth made some preliminary efforts to work on this topic, LYMEC calls for more to be done to ensure young people are not undervalued and are adequately rewarded for their hard work. We hope that European youth will continue to be prioritised heading into the European Year of Skills in 2023.

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