Labour markets and the skills people need are evolving fast and future jobs will require higher education levels and a different mix of skills and qualifications
- help ensure that the LLP Programme supports Member States adequately in skills upgrading and skills matching through the mobilisation of existing Community policies and funds
- facilitate development of more projects aimed at developing processes, methods and tools aimed at helping Europe closing the current skills gap and facilitating the upgrade of skills
- impact new policy developments and setting of long-term strategic priorities at Community and Member State levels related to theme
- collect and examine and disseminate best practices on skills upgrading and matching throughout Europe.
- promote mainstreaming of project outcomes and results
- inspire further policy development:
- heighten the profile of the LLP programme
- support networking between project promoters
The impact envisaged is to draw attention of key stakeholders at different policy levels (local to international) to some of the outputs of LLP funded projects that can be transferred and adapted to upgrade skills or predict new demands for skills. An important impact is to create an awareness among the different stakeholders, from grass root to European policy level, on their role in ensuring the participation of all in lifelong learning and upgrading and matching skills with the future needs of the European labour market.
A longer-term impact foreseen is for the best practices identified to be multiplied in new projects or in new services offered. A systemic impact is also envisaged, both in terms of the mainstreaming of some of the best practices identified into national policy and educational/employment systems, and in terms of impacting new policy development and priorities that take into account areas and issues that need further work.