Call for Support for the deployment of skills assessments in the implementation of “Upskilling Pathways”
The Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme is a financing instrument at EU level to promote a high level of quality and sustainable employment, guaranteeing adequate and decent social protection, combating social exclusion and poverty and improving working conditions. Objectives are: 1) Strengthen ownership of EU objectives and coordination of action at EU and national level in the areas of employment, social affairs and inclusion, 2) Support the development of adequate social protection systems and labour market policies, 3) Modernise EU legislation and ensure its effective application, 4) Promote geographical mobility and boost employment opportunities by developing an open labour market, 5) Increase the availability and accessibility of microfinance for vulnerable groups and micro-enterprises, and increase access to finance for social enterprises.
Within EsSI, the PROGRESS axis helps the EU and its countries to improve policies in three thematic sections:
- employment, in particular to fight youth unemployment
- social protection, social inclusion and the reduction and prevention of poverty
- working conditions
The open call: "Support for the deployment of skills assessments in the implementation of Upskilling Pathways” intends to support Member States in their implementation of the Council Recommendation “Upskilling Pathways: New Opportunities for Adults”. The specific objective of this call is to support the deployment by national and/or regional authorities, as an integral element in their implementation of the Recommendation on Upskilling Pathways, of the provision of individual skills assessments (including literacy, numeracy and digital skills) for low skilled / low qualified adults. Proposals have to include certain elements and activities that are described in detail in the call document.
Eligible countries are: EU Member States, Albania, FYROM, Montenegro, Serbia