Europe Day: Celebrate the anniversary of the European Union!
Today is Europe Day, which celebrates peace and unity in Europe and marks the anniversary of forming a political cooperation in Europe that ultimately led to the creation of the European Union. To celebrate, the ‘European Year of Skills Festival’ will be held at 14:00 CET, officially marking the start of the European Year of Skills 2023.
This year’s celebration highlights the importance of a skilled workforce and aims to address skills shortages in the EU. It promotes reskilling and upskilling and helps people acquire the right skills for quality jobs. Skilled workers will enjoy better job opportunities and fully engage in society, leading to a more a socially fair and just society, where people can develop crucial skills.
To make this happen, a variety of EU initiatives has been set up, working together with different parties such as social partners, employment services or education and training providers. One of these initiatives is the Digital Skills and Jobs platform offering information and resources to train digital skills, get inspired and join communities. Recently, they launched the cyber skills academy as a single point of entry for cybersecurity training offers, certifications and job opportunities to close the cybersecurity talent gap. To learn more about the Digital Skills and Jobs Platform and other EU initiatives, watch the recording of our webinar ‘The European Year of Skills and the role of open data’. The European Year of Skills and the role of open data’.
The European Year of Skills Festival will be hosted from Brussels, connecting with skills events across Europe, and several European Commissioners will be present to celebrate this important day. Follow the event via the live streaming on the European Commission’s YouTube channel and celebrate the European Year of Skills with us!