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Laurence Farreng EP


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For a full-fledged EU skills agenda at the heart of Europe

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Ahead of this week’s presentation of the European Commission’s “Updated Skills Agenda for Europe”, the Renew Europe group adopted its Position Paper on Skills, outlining its vision and a set of actions on how the EU can help empower people to learn, develop and adapt their skills, especially with a view to the digital and green transition. MEPs of Renew Europe call for a new skills agenda at the very heart of Europe and put forward concrete proposals on how to upscale digital but also entrepreneurial skills, how to identify trends and strategic sectors as well as how to foster inclusiveness and facilitate the recognition and portability of skills within Europe. 

French MEP Laurence FARRENG, Coordinator of the Committee on Culture and Education, explained: "Young people are already the most affected by unemployment, and will be even more so in the coming crisis. We have to act now, later will be too late. We must prepare them for the skills of tomorrow, while preserving our traditional skills at the same time. Digital skills and the Green Deal must be at the heart of our strategy." 

The Renew Europe position paper “Skills at the heart of Europe” is available here.