The European Commission calls for more Education and Training in the face of the crisis

Emerging strengthened from the crisis is the goal of many countries, which are protecting many social and economic fronts to avoid the negative consequences of the economic recession. For this reason, the European Commission has prepared the study Employment and Social Development in Europe 2014, which contains a recapitulation of the legacy of the recession.

Among its main conclusions is that "countries that are capable of providing high-quality jobs, efficient social protection and investment in effective human resources show greater resistance to the economic crisis."

The report of the European Commission calls for more Education and Training in the face of the crisis, highlights the need to invest in the formation of society and considers education a fundamental factor, as a pillar of stable economic development.


Lessons that Europe has learned from the crisis

According to this study of the European Commission, the good performance of educational policies in the member states has contributed to better results in terms of the impact of the crisis.

1. The countries with the greatest investment in learning permanent have registered a lower negative impact on employment.
2. States with activation and training plansn linked to unemployment subsidies have fostered economic growth.
3. Reforms aimed at making more women and more older workers have a job, have contributed to maintaining the activity rates in Europe.
4. Labor market reforms and the modernization of social protection have evolved favorably towards the creation of employment.


New reforms and more investment in Education

The European Commission proposes new reforms and more investment, especially in Education.

1. By activating policies and services for the exit of employment training programs.

2. Limiting taxes to workers and with new conditions in the framework of entrepreneurship.

3. Through education in childhood and youth. It is one of the best remedies, according to the report, to improve the quality of jobs and reduce unemployment statistics. Early intervention in this sense improves basic skills.

4. By investing in human resources. Due to the aging and declining population of the European Union, which is in decline, the document notes that investment in human resources is essential to support productivity and ensure inclusive growth and employment generation in the future.


However, the study warns that effective investment in human resources requires not only education and training in the right skills, but also an effort to help people maintain, improve and use those skills throughout their working lives. Therefore, it is essential to apply appropriate policies to avoid inactivity or underutilization of people's employment opportunities.

Marisol New

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