European Year of Skills 2023

The European Year of Skills 2023 is an initiative of the European Commission aimed at enhancing and promoting the skill sets of citizens of all ages across the European Union. This initiative acknowledges the rapidly changing landscape of the global job market, emphasizing the importance of continuous learning and skill development. The primary objective of the European Year of Skills 2023 is to address the skill gaps in the workforce, particularly in the context of digitalization and the green transition. By focusing on upskilling and reskilling, the initiative seeks to ensure that the European workforce remains competitive and adaptable in the face of technological advancements and environmental challenges.

Central to the European Year of Skills 2023 are various programs and policies designed to support individuals in their pursuit of learning and development. These programs encompass a wide range of activities, from vocational training and educational courses to workshops and online learning platforms. The initiative places a strong emphasis on inclusivity, ensuring that people of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of expertise have access to these opportunities. This approach is particularly crucial in bridging the digital divide and promoting equal opportunities for all citizens within the EU. Partnerships with educational institutions, private companies, and non-governmental organizations play a key role in delivering these educational resources effectively.

CONNECT’s contribution to the #EYS23

CONNECT International is happy to be able to support the European Yeas of Skills initiative through its projects, activities, events and online pressense. Explore this page to find out more about our and our members’ efforts towardsa achieving objectives of the #EYS2023!


What are the most significant things CONNECT wants to do during #EYS2023?

Since ou work is primarily related to the digital agenda and virtual aspects of our lives, we will be promoting and advancing the digital aspect of the #EYS2022 in accordance with our pillars of work:


Promoting the equal access to rights related to work, skills building, training, and volunteering in the online world.


Supporting free and open internet access as a tool for gaining valuable skills, knowledge and experiences that will ensure better access to the labour market for all people.


Strengthening digital democracy, participation, and decision-making as key prerequisits for better access to skill building opportunities.


Introducing innovative practices and ICT developments in curricula aimed at bulding skills and knowledge of people.

How is CONNECT contributing to #EYS2023?

We are offering our contribution through various events, workshops, capacity building programs, conferences, the production of guidelines and policy recommendations, and advocacy.


How can I follow and participate in your activities?

Check out the official EYS portal, to   opportunities for you.

Check out our EYS-specific landing page on our website to learn more about CONNECT’s projects and activities under #EYY2022!

Contact us if you want to participate in our events! Check out our Member Organizations list and get in touch with them if you want to follow their work in your country!

Follow our social media and get informed about our studies, guidelines, and policy proposals – they may be useful in your work!



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