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Policy Learning Forum (PLF) on "Upskilling pathways: a vision for the future"

Joint EESC – Cedefop event

The aim of this event is to bring together countries and relevant stakeholders to help each other in the definition and implementation of measures to improve literacy, numeracy and digital competences of adults with low level of skills, in line with the 2016 Council recommendation ‘Upskilling pathways: new opportunities for adults’

The Policy Learning Forum is the first in a series of events aimed at creating a platform for mutual learning on adult development with a low level of skills. It works in parallel and coordination with 2 high-level events organised by the Commission to build capacity and support on the upskilling pathways in seven Member States. The idea is that the PLF will be fed and feed into that capacity building process, widening the country coverage and providing a platform for all the relevant actors of Member States to come together to learn from each other.

The main aim is to build a common understanding of the main challenges in the design and implementation of the upskilling pathways. The following are the driving questions to the events:

  • How are upskilling pathways defined in each country and adapted to each context?
  • What common challenges exist?
  • In what way can these challenges be addressed?

The event will include plenary sessions and parallel working sessions on A) Outreach, Guidance and skills identification, B) Tailored training and work-based learning, C) Validation and recognition.