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Preventing low skills through lifelong learning

Flexible learning pathways to keep youth at risk and low-skilled adults in education or work.

Low skills, usually associated with low or no qualification credentials, come at a high social and economic cost. They are devastating for the individuals concerned, damaging their social status, earnings, self-confidence, health and ability to engage in civil society. This is why policies across Europe have increasingly been focusing on prevention and early intervention, from tracking youth at risk to offering low-skilled people comprehensive counselling and various upskilling measures, especially basic skills training.

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Portability of skills and life-long learning

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Skills re-training
Skills upgrading
lifelong learning
youth employment

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