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In order to bridge the skills gap, we must first identify precisely which skills are needed for the future. This remains difficult, due to the rapid pace of change we are seeing today. Adaptation of education systems, development of lifelong learning systems and close cooperation between employers, policy-makers and academics are some of the ways to help people adapt their skills to the demands of future labour markets. These were among the conclusions reached at the conference on Bridging the Skills Gap for Growth and Job Creation – the Business Perspective, which took place on 22 March 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria.


EESC President Georges Dassis participated in the presentation of the pilot project "European Framework for mobility of apprentices", in Toledo, Spain, on 30 September. After the enormous success of the Erasmus programme (for higher education students), the European Union is launching a new project, this time focused on vocational education for trainees and apprentices (who do not go to university or college). As Europe is facing a difficult time when it comes to creating jobs ...


Les présidents du CESE, de la Commission européenne et du Parlement européen clôturent le forum des parties prenantes. Georges Dassis, président du Comité économique et social européen (CESE), a participé le 12 avril à la séance de clôture du forum des parties prenantes sur le corps européen de solidarité aux côtés de Jean-Claude Juncker, président de la Commission européenne, et Antonio Tajani, président du Parlement européen ...


Since 1987, the Erasmus exchange programme has had a major impact on the lives of more than 9 million EU citizens by allowing them to take part in multicultural exchanges and develop new skills. At an event organized by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) on 18 May, Erasmus was recognized as a milestone in the creation of a European identity. The event was celebrated on ...

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Pakolliset EU-politiikkaa käsittelevät opinnot kansalaisten tietämyksen lisäämiseksi ennen vaaliuurnille lähtemistä oli ehdotus, joka sai eniten ääniä Euroopan talous- ja sosiaalikomitean (ETSK) 21.–22. maaliskuuta järjestämässä vuoden 2019 ”Sinun Eurooppasi, sinun mielipiteesi” -nuorisotapahtumassa. Tämä aloite ja kolme muuta valittua ehdotusta, joissa painotetaan uuden teknologian ja sosiaalisen median hyödyntämistä Euroopan parlamentin vaalien äänestysvilkkauden lisäämiseksi, toimitetaan pohdittavaksi Euroopan parlamentille.