Technological progress and globalization are revolutionizing the way we live, learn, work and do business

Digital and other key technologies are reshaping the foundations of industry and the wider global economy. This offers tremendous opportunities for innovation, growth and jobs, but it also requires skilled and adaptable individuals who are able to drive and support change. In order to deliver sector-specific skills solutions, the New Skills Agenda for Europe has launched the Blueprint for Sectorial Cooperation on Skills.

The Blueprint is a new framework for strategic cooperation between key stakeholders (e.g. businesses, trade unions, research, education and training institutions, public authorities) in a given economic sector. It will stimulate investment and encourage the strategic use of EU and national funding opportunities. The aim is to develop concrete actions to satisfy short and medium term skills needs to support the overall sector.

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