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European Year of Skills

Why do we need to take action on skills in the EU?


of EU companies report difficulties in finding workers with the necessary skills

28 occupations

ranging from construction and healthcare to engineering and IT have staff shortages

4 out of 10

adults in the EU lack basic digital skills

How are we taking action?

99.3 billion

is the amount the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) is investing in jobs, social actions, education and skills.

17.8 billion

from the NextGenerationEU Europe-wide plan to ensure a recovery from the pandemic are allocated to adult learning

26.2 billion

available under the Erasmus+ programme for European students to spend part of their studies at an education or training centre in another part of Europe

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