Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

News 16/05/2018

Latest news on the Blueprint projects

Four Blueprint projects shared the latest news on their activities and efforts to match skills to sector's needs.

Latest news on the Blueprint projects

In January 2018, the first five Blueprint Skills Alliances started their work in the following sectors: AutomotiveMaritime technologySpace - geo informationTextile, clothing, leather and footwear and Tourism.

The coordinators of four Blueprint projects have recently shared information about their activities in supporting an overall sectoral strategy and developing concrete actions to address short and medium term skills needs. The projects are the following:


In order to address skills gaps that may prevent promising industries from growing, the Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills was launched as part of the New Skills Agenda for Europe.

The Blueprint is a framework for strategic cooperation in a given economic sector between key stakeholders such as:

  • business,
  • trade unions,
  • research,
  • education and training institutions,
  • public authorities.

The funding for the Blueprint comes from a number of funding streams, including from Erasmus+ and the COSME programme.

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