Europe’s Circular Economy and its Pact for Skills: working together for an inclusive and job-rich transition?
22 September 2023
Although the capability to monitor the development of skills and occupations related to circularity is still weak, the European Commission supports industry, education institutions and public authorities in the identification of these skills and in the undertaking of skilling, upskilling and reskilling initiatives of the European workforce. [...] The core of the study is the analysis of existing EU initiatives supporting the skilling, upskilling and reskilling of the European workforce, and the understanding of whether these initiatives suffice to make the transition to circularity fair and just. [...] Besides the Pact for Skills, the blueprint alliances and the Erasmus+ programme, there is a diversified range of EU initiatives supporting the implementation of the skilling/upskilling/reskilling of the European workforce. [...] Circle Economy further distinguishes circular 1 The members of the group are the European Commission (EC), the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), the European Training Foundation (ETF), the International Labor Organisation (ILO), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisati. [...] 4.1.1 Monitoring the development of skills and occupations related to circularity The monitoring of the development of skills and occupations related to circularity is constrained by the lack of their definition and by a general lack of comprehensive data that, according to the OECD, has also prevented the carry out of quantitative modelling work on skills composition and skills needs by sector (O.