The European Year of Skills will run from 9 May 2023 until 8 May 2024.
08.05.2023

European Year of Skills starts on 9 May 2023

The European Year of Skills will start officially on 9 May 2023 and will run until 8 May 2024. The thematic year aims to promote the visibility and uptake of further education and training in adult life and provides a unique opportunity for stakeholders to engage in discussions, learn from each other, and promote work in the field of skills development across Europe.

To kick off the Year, a European Year of Skills Festival will take place on 9 May, linking up with other events and speakers across Europe to showcase skills-related efforts and highlight the value of skills. You can find skills-related activities and events by checking the interactive map on the European Year of Skills website. Throughout the Year, national coordinators will shape the Year in their respective countries, and a Communication Toolkit for the 2023 European Year of Skills is available to help prepare communication activities, events, and media relations.

EAEA would like to stress that skills promoted in the European Year of Skills should be understood in a holistic way: skills that help for professional development, including basic and social skills, but also skills that all citizens need in their daily lives, including life and transversal skills and competences, and skills to strengthen sustainability, democracy, and social inclusion. The year will be an excellent opportunity for the European adult learning and education (ALE) community to showcase its many great achievements in transforming people’s lives and communities.

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16.05.2024 projects

Enhancing access to adult learning opportunities: EAEA’s RALExILA project on registries for adult learning and education

The RALExILA project aims to develop an integrated information system for national registries in Adult Learning and Education (ALE). By creating an information model that includes quality assurance and governance frameworks, the project's vision is to improve access to ALE opportunities.

08.03.2024 projects

Sharing and learning from national initiatives for Upskilling Pathways

The Partner UP project organised a development group on February 27, 2024, to enhance cooperation and trust-building among stakeholders for the implementation of the Upskilling Pathways recommendation. The online meeting aimed to provide participants with a space to share their upskilling initiatives, facilitate peer learning, and potentially establish correlations.

29.02.2024 Erasmus+

Digital information path for EU funding available now

A new online tool enables adult learning and education organisations and providers to find EU project funding instruments that are relevant to their needs and meet the operational capacity of the organisations. The tool was developed in the framework of the Erasmus+funded small-scale partnership Path2EU4AE, coordinated by CONEDU and implemented in partnership with EAEA, Auxilium, and Maribor adult education centre.