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Upskilling pathways recommendation - Evaluation

Call Public consultation

Contributions are sought in particular from EU based individuals and a broad range of organisations: national public authorities, organisations representing regional, local and municipal authorities, organisation responsible for the implementation of the upskilling pathways,  social partners, industry/businesses, non-governmental organisations, education and training providers, consultancies, international organisations and academia.   Contributions are welcome in a personal or organisational capacity

The European Commission is gathering stakeholders’ views on implementation of the 2016 Council Recommendation on Upskilling Pathways: New opportunities for Adults, an EU initiative to help low-skilled adults develop new skills through learning opportunities to support its evaluation. The evaluation will assess implementation of the Recommendation and progress made towards raising low-qualified adults’ literacy, numeracy and digital skills, and draw implications for the future.

The Recommendation invites Member States to ensure that adults with low levels of skills and qualifications have access to ‘upskilling pathways’ to develop their skills (including basic skills i.e. numeracy, literacy and digital skills), and potentially to progress towards a qualification. These pathways should offer people support through: (1) a skills assessment; (2) a tailor-made learning offer; and (3) skills validation and recognition. This should be accompanied by outreach, guidance and education staff training.