From 1 July to 31 December 2015, Luxembourg will occupy the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the twelfth time.
The Federation of craftsmen (Fédération des artisans – FDA) is launching skill centres (centres de compétences) for continuing vocational training to face upcoming skills challenges.
Following the Council recommendation of 22 April 2013, the youth guarantee ensures that all young people up to age 25 receive a good quality offer of employment, continued education, apprenticeship or traineeship within four months of leaving formal education or becoming unemployed. Luxembourg follows this recommendation and officially launched its youth guarantee on 26 June 2014.
The ’Be my buddy’ project helps young people seeking support from other young people of their own age in the transition phase from school to working life.
Global production and consumption have led to increased logistic challenges around the world. Efficient, time- and cost-effective supply chain management is today a major success factor for companies. With its central location in the heart of Europe, Luxembourg provides global companies with many strategic advantages for successfully conducting their business across borders.
Career preparation and guidance become crucial in times when school to work transition becomes more complex and difficult. Roles of non-familial adults in the lives of at-risk children are beneficial for increasing resilience and success in the face of adversity.
Lifelong learning has become a private and professional reality in many people’s lives. Acquiring new competences, enriching one’s experience or obtaining a diploma, lifelong learning constitutes an unavoidable process to achieve these goals.
In 2010, EUR 24.8 million were invested to support training plans of private companies, a loss of 8.1 % compared to 2009. This is due to a change in the legal basis (reduction of eligible costs) and also a reduction in companies’ training efforts.
In 2010, the Luxembourg Training Observatory launched a survey ( ) to evaluate the economically-active population’s perception of lifelong learning. Results of this survey were extremely valuable. Of respondents, 90% see continuous training as a solution to improve their skills and increase their working value.
Aware of the positive impact of training policies on growth and competitiveness, the Luxembourg Government intends to increase its financial contribution to continuing training in private companies. This measure specifically targets unskilled and older workers.