Social partners and the Commission decide that more cooperation is needed in the field of education and training policies

Brussels, 18/10/2013

Bernadette Ségol, ETUC General Secretary welcomed the initiative and said: “At the present time, education and training have a more important contribution to make to employment; achieving common goals in education and training via enhanced dialogue with the social partners is more crucial now than ever. Priorities such as quality of education and training, attractiveness of VET (Vocational education and training), transition and apprenticeship and, continuous training for all workers at the workplace are of utmost importance and require specific involvement and consultations with the social partners. Austerity measures should not be used as a reason to cut public funding for education and training or to weaken the social dialogue in these fields at European and national levels”.