The European Commission has designated 2023 as the European Year of Skills (EYS) in an effort to assist people in obtaining the necessary skills for quality jobs and assist businesses in addressing skills shortage in the European Union. The Commission is organising a programme with activities that link to projects and initiatives at the EU, national, regional and local levels.
The EYS programme will include several opportunities to engage in discussions, to learn from each other and to promote work in the field of skills development. Skills-related activities can be found in the interactive Events Map on the main page of the website of the European Year of Skills.
The Commission encourages those who plan skill-development events to submit them via a survey in order to be included on the map. The Commission also invites people to use the official Communication Toolkit and encourages the use of the hashtag #EuropeanYearOfSkills when sharing updates on social media. Consider signing up for the newsletter here if you want to stay informed about the Year’s planning and events.
On a national level, Member States are asked to appoint a national coordinator to be responsible for representing a government-wide view, coordinating activities and stakeholders at national and regional levels, and promoting EU level activities on the European Year of Skills.