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Skills & Labour Market


The Working Group on Skills and the Labour Market is run by the Ministry for Education in the regional government of Catalonia. It works to respond to the four strategic priorities of EARLALL (2023-2028) through four areas of action: capacity building; responding to policy; outreach and cooperation and projects and project events. The Working Group in Skills and the Labour Market is key in EARLALL’s participation in the Pact for Skills, the Harnessing Talent’s group on Research and Innovation and the European Alliance for Apprenticeships.

The Working Group is helping to deliver the goals of the EARLALL Strategic Priorities (2023-2028) in the following ways:


Responding to policy

EU projects and events

Outreach and cooperation

Strategic Actions of the Working Group

Strategic Priority 1: Working towards skills for the future at the regional level, through innovation in lifelong learning           

The Working Group exchanges best practices on skills provision for the future in our regions, through regular online meetings. The Working Group leaders propose topics for discussion, for example, sectoral skills analysis, and the members build the programs.

Strategic Priority 2: Facilitating mobility and internationalisation across the EARLALL network and outreach          

The Working Group conducts research and analysis of current lifelong learning systems in the regions, facilitating mobility across borders. Moreover, from the Working Group many of EARLALL’s projects are developed, encouraging cross-border collaboration.

Strategic Priority 3: Supporting the resilience of lifelong learning structures in the face of demographic and societal changes  

The Working Group is committed to understanding the challenges and opportunities that certain local communities face during the skills transformation Europe is experiencing. In this light, the Working Group focuses on skills in a wide range of regions and sectors: from rural and agriculture to the blue economy and ex-industrial regions.

Strategic Priority 4: Remaining at the forefront of policy development at the EU level              

In 2023-2024, the following are policy areas where the Working Group will be following up:

  • The European Year of Skills
  • The Pact for Skills and European Alliance for Apprenticeships
  • The Consultation for the Quality Traineeship Framework
  • Sectoral Skills Sector Analysis
  • Committee of the Regions’ Publications on Skills at the Local and Regional Level

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