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Pact for Skills
Welcome to the Pact for Skills

The Pact for Skills is one of the flagship actions of the European Skills Agenda. It aims to get public and private organisations together and encourage them to make concrete commitments to upskilling and reskilling adults.

What is the Pact for Skills?

The Pact for Skills is one of the flagship actions of the European Skills Agenda. 

The Pact aims to support public and private organisations with upskilling and reskilling, so they can thrive through the green and digital transitions.

Members of the Pact have access to knowledge on upskilling and reskilling needs, advice on relevant funding instruments to boost the skills of adults in their regions and countries, and partnership opportunities within our growing community.

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Who can join the Pact?

National, regional and local authorities; companies; social partners; cross-industry and sectoral organisations; chambers of commerce; education and training providers; employment services – they can all become members of the Pact for Skills. 

All members of the Pact sign up to the Charter and agree to uphold its four key principles: 

  • promoting a culture of lifelong learning for all 
  • building strong skill partnerships 
  • monitoring skill supply/demand and anticipating skill needs 
  • working against discrimination and for gender equality and equal opportunities.


What does the Pact for Skills offer?

All members of the Pact can benefit from three dedicated services: 

  • Through the Networking Hub, members can find partners and relevant EU tools (like Europass, Skills Panorama, EURES and the European Network of Public Employment Services). They can also promote their activities. 
  • The Knowledge Hub organises webinars, seminars and peer learning activities for members. It also provides updates on EU policies and instruments, as well as information on projects, tools, and best practices. 
  • In the Guidance Hub, members can find information about EU and national funding opportunities, and guidance to partnering with national and regional authorities.


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Latest news

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Pact for Skills celebrates reaching 1 000 members

In November, the Pact had a double cause for celebration, as it marked its second anniversary and reached 1 000 members. The thousandth member was welcomed at the flagship event of the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.