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[EMC-LM 2nd convention] European policies on education and training for employment and innovation by Koen Nomden and Maria Palladino



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[EMC-LM 2nd convention] European policies on education and training for employment and innovation by Koen Nomden and Maria Palladino

  1. 1. European policies on education and training for employment and innovation Koen NOMDEN DG EMPL Maria PALLADINO DG EAC
  2. 2. Latest policy initiatives • European Skills Agenda (1 July 2020) • Building on: Green Deal, Digital Strategy and Industrial and SME Strategies • Digital Education Action Plan (30 September 2020) • European Education Area (30 September 2020)
  3. 3. • 50% of adults take part in learning • 30% of low-qualified adults take part in learning • 20% of unemployed people with a recent learning experience • 70% of adults have at least basic digital skills Skills Agenda – quantitative objectives
  4. 4. Skills Agenda - BUILDING BLOCKS 1. A Pact for Skills including upscaling sectoral Blueprints 2. Strengthening skills intelligence 3. National Skills Strategies and Public Employment Services 4. Recommendation on VET 5. European Universities 6. Skills to support twin transitions 7. STEM graduates, entrepreneurial and transversal skills 8. Skills for Life 9. Individual learning accounts 10. Micro-credentials 11. Europass 12. Framework to unlock Member States’ and private investments in skills Joining forces Tools for lifelong learning Skilling for a job Unlocking investment
  5. 5. Strengthening skills intelligence Develop new skills intelligence Support Member States to establish or improve National Skills Information Systems Action 2 Present it in user friendly and tailored formats
  6. 6. • Share of employed graduates should be at least 82% • 60% of recent graduates from VET benefit from work-based learning experiences during their training • 8% of learners in VET benefit from learning mobility abroad VET OBJECTIVES
  7. 7. 1. Common labour market trends: digital & green transformation, new forms of work, more frequent job transitions… 2. Systematic gaps in adult learning participation: strong dependency on employer support 3. Growing interest & many lessons learned in the Member States about strengthening individual demand for training 7 The case for exploring ILAs at EU level:
  8. 8. • My Profile • CV editor • Cover letter editor • My Library 1 e-Portfolio • Reflect on your skills • Document your skills • Self-assessment tools 2 My Skills The new Europass • Career goals • Learning goals • Mobility 3 My Interests 4 Opportunities • Jobs • Courses • Skills intelligence • Other information
  9. 9. UNLOCKING INVESTMENT Public funds Private funds
  10. 10. European Education Area and European Research Area communications (30 September 2020) ▪ Milestone 2021: co-creation of a Higher Education Transformation Agenda, based on a broad consultation of stakeholders and MS; ▪ Aim: Empower universities in Europe to develop common R&I strategies, creating critical mass to deliver on Europe’s challenges, facilitating the sharing of capacities and resources through collaborative settings; ▪ Key issues to be addressed: (i) the key priorities of the higher education sector in transformation, including recovery from the impact of COVID- 19; and (ii) the role of Member States and the Union to support these transformations (e.g. policy, or legislative or investment actions). ▪ Focus areas: − Innovation in HEIs, linked to research, and in student-centred learning and teaching and more flexible and modular learning and career pathways; − Digital and green readiness and resilience to support HEIs to build, reinforce and strengthen digital and green capacity and tools; − Inclusion to ensure accessible HEI, open to a diverse student and researcher body, and offering more opportunities for lifelong learning; − Connectivity among HEIs, and with their surrounding ecosystems and society. European policies regarding education and training for employment and innovation (from the HE perspective)
  11. 11. Policy framework and guidance to support innovation development of HEIs HESS HEInnovate Entrepreneurial Potential and Innovation Competences course assessment tool Innovationin HEIs UniversityBusiness Cooperation initiatives • University Business Forum and Thematic University Business Forum • Knowledge Alliances EnhancingLabourMarket Relevance and Outcomes of Higher Education Help governments and higher education institutions (HEIs) enhance the employment outcomes of graduates by better aligning higher education provision and labour markets. LMRO Partnership Initiative University Business Cooperation initiatives Higher education for smart specialisation To understand and support HEIs to align their functions of human capital development with smart specialisation priorities
  12. 12. Online self-reflection tool. - 1300 HEIs use the tool; - more than 20.000 surveys completed 9 CountryReports completed, 4 Country Reports ongoing (Greece, Sweden, Lithuania, Slovenia) Policy learning network The HEInnovate framework
  13. 13. Partnerships for innovation… Alliances for Innovation Lot 1: Alliances for Education and Enterprises Lot 2: Alliances for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills Forward-Looking Partnerships Large scale projects which aim to identify,develop and test innovative policy approaches …strengthening Europe’s innovation capacity Developing entrepreneurial mind-sets and new skills Erasmus 2021 – 2027: Alliance for Innovation replacing the Knowledge Alliances The overall Erasmus budget for 2021-2027 is € 26,5 bn – double than the last programme period! Alliances for Innovation: For the lot 1 “Alliance for Innovation”: € 30 Millions For the lot 2 “Alliances for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills”: € 31 Millions
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