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Social Agenda 49 is out – Turning vocational education and training into a smart choice

12 October 2017


The new issue of the Social Agenda features an interview with Commissioner Marianne Thyssen on skills, ahead of the European Vocational Skills Week in November.

Commissioner Thyssen highlights the strategic importance of vocational education, training and skills in addressing today's Europe-wide challenges

In addition to a special feature on skills, a snapshot presents three options for Europe’s social policy in the run up to 2025 that are open to discussion across Europe.

There is a focus on new forms of work too, looking at steps that are being considered to help ensure all workers, including people in new forms of employment, have access to social protection and public employment services and that everybody benefits from proper work contracts.

A feature on Greece reviews what the European Social Fund is doing to help the country launch a minimum income scheme