• Upcoming 20 October - 21 October 2016
  • Brussels, Belgium

The European Education, Training and Youth Forum 2016 “Connecting Education, the Labour Market and Society: Delivering the New Skills Agenda for Europe" will focus on how to best deliver on the New Skills Agenda for Europe adopted by the Commission on 10 June 2016.

The New Skills Agenda aspires that people develop a broad set of skills and competences from early on in life in order make the most of Europe's human capital. Improving skills levels, educational attainment and promoting key competences, including transversal skills, are essential to increasing people's employability, their chances in life as full citizens and creating fair, inclusive and sustainable societies.

The Forum will invite views on how best to implement the initiatives of the Agenda and welcome input into the upcoming initiatives expected to be presented next year, in particular the review of the 2006 Recommendation on Key Competences for lifelong learning. It will gather participants from the 33 countries participating in the Erasmus+ programme, including national, regional and other public authorities, educational institutions and learning providers, student and youth organisations, civil society organisations, social partner organisations and business. The programme includes opportunities for discussions among key stakeholders, in the format of plenary and panel sessions as well as interactive workshops.

Tibor Navrascics, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Evarist Bartolo, Minister for Education and Employment of Malta, Maris Lauri, Minister of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia and Michel Servoz, Director-General for DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion will take part in the opening panel to discuss the importance of delivering the Skills Agenda.

For more details and to follow by webstreaming 20 - 21 October, visit the Education, Training and Youth Forum page.