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European Sector Councils on Employment and Skills Alina Maria BERCEA Unit New Skills for New Jobs, Adaptation to Change, CSR, EGF Brussels 15 April 2011.

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1 European Sector Councils on Employment and Skills Alina Maria BERCEA Unit New Skills for New Jobs, Adaptation to Change, CSR, EGF Brussels 15 April 2011

2 Policy context - Background 2008 Com “New Skills for New Jobs” 2009 Feasibility study on EU sector councils 2010 Expert Group on New Skills for New Jobs

3 Policy context – New objectives EU2020 Strategy EmploymentProductivitySocial cohesion Competitive and creative companies Highly skilled workforce with right skills mix Education and training institutions - responsive to labour market needs - accessible to all

4 Policy context – Actions needed 2010 Com “An Agenda for New Skills and Jobs” Up-skill workers Invest in right skills policies Improve knowledge on skills needs Reduce skills mismatch Bring closer E&T Develop partnerships

5 Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities Existing national observatories Sector Skills councils Observatoires des métiers Comitete Sectoriale Fondi per la fomazione continua (FPIFC) Skills committees (AF) Conselhos Sectoriais National education and training Committees Sectoral professional councils (EQA) Sector training funds Sektorové rady Expert special Councils (SVEI) KBB, Sectorfondsen Common challenges No exchange

6 A network of existing national observatories Sector Skills councils Observatoires des métiers Comitete Sectoriale Fondi per la fomazione continua (FPIFC) Skills committees (AF) Conselhos Sectoriais National education and training Committees Sectoral professional councils (EQA) Sector training funds Sektorové rady Expert special Councils (SVEI) KBB, Sectorfondsen EU sector councils

7 A bottom-up approach EU network of national councils National skills and jobs councils EU sector councils on jobs and skills

8 EU sector councils - Tasks and remits Quantitative & Qualitative trends Tools, processes, strategies Recommendations Analysis/ discussion information collected Proposals EU qualification and competence standards Strategies in Education and training EU sector councils European strategies to make sector more attractive

9 Key principles: network of existing national councils to be created at request from stakeholders decision, leadership and steering by EU social partners involvement from representatives of education and training providers exchange information and dialogue cooperation with other EU initiatives Financial support from the Commission: conditional temporary Evaluation based on: Output Commitment Satisfaction Added-value Governance, support and evaluation

10 Commission support Temporary Co-financing Financing Conditional

11 Peer learning for national/regional councils Platform of exchange between sector representatives and education/training providers Single access point to information on employment and skills Tool to support sectoral social dialogue activities Recommendations to draw attention of policymakers Possibility to develop joint actions Value-added of an EU sector council?

12 Composition of EU sector councils EU secretariat National skill councils EU education and training EC (observer) European social partners Webtool Steering board (sector representatives) Reports

13 Steps towards EU council Decision Feasibility Project Decision Yes/No EU sector council EU social partners 1st: Mapping exercise National /Regional sector councils Education/Training actors Composition 2nd: Potential content What information Potential remit/scope Value-added? By EU social partners / sector representatives Work programme EU grant Meetings Outputs 1st phase - feasibility 2nd phase

14 Call for proposals DG Employment budget line VP/2011/008 Restructuring, well-being at work and financial participation Deadlines for submission: - 14 June September 2011 Call expected to be published by 20 April

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