2022 Council Recommendation on individual learning accounts

On 10 December 2021, the European Commission issued a proposal for a Council Recommendation on Individual Learning Accounts. Ceemet fully shares the Commission’s objectives aimed at supporting Member States’ reforms in order to increase participation rates of adults in training, reduce skills gaps and boost individual incentives and motivation to seek training. However, we do not believe that establishing ILAs, as the Commission recommends Member States to do, will be the adequate tool to achieve the above objectives. Above all, we consider that ILAs will not be the solution to increase the motivation of workers to participate in training and to foster labour market relevant training. We also fear that ILAs might not be the adequate tool to address the skills gap as they will not ensure, in our opinion, the market relevance of training

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