New Cohesion Policy - Luxembourg
"Cohesion policy helped several projects on research and energy improvement in Luxemburg. Small and medium-sized businesses and R&I are going to benefit from simplified access to funding in 2021-2027 as well. I look forward to our debate with Luxemburg stakeholders on 13 June." Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creţu
FIT 4 CODING
Luxembourg is enjoying strong economic growth, but faces a shortage of talent in IT jobs that may have a reverse effect on growth.
To address the demand for skilled IT workers, this EU cohesion policy co-funded project supports a local organization in partnership with the national employment agency and potential employers to run coding and software development courses to train jobseekers.
By the end of 2017, the project trained 83 students. 80% of them found a job in IT development within six months. The programme improved the graduates’ confidence and prospects to successfully enter the job-market in a fast-changing field.