First published on
08 March 2021
Discussion Paper 139

Investing in People’s Competences – A Cornerstone for Growth and Wellbeing in the EU


This paper discusses actions in four main policy areas of investing in people’s competences as one of the best investments a society can make.


Anna Thum-Thysen, Rosella Cravetto and Jan Varchola. European Commission.

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Discussion Paper 139. March 2021. Brussels. PDF. 40pp. Tab. Graph. Bibliogr. Free.

KC-BD-20-007-EN-N (online)
ISBN 978-92-76-23768-6 (online)
ISSN 2443-8022 (online)
doi:10.2765/815825 (online)

JEL classification: I2 (I21, I26, I28), H52, O15.


European Economy Discussion Papers are written by the staff of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, or by experts working in association with them, to inform discussion on economic policy and to stimulate debate. The views expressed in this document are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of the European Commission.


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