Mission letter for the new Commissioner Marianne Thyssen (Belgium, EPP) for employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility

The President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker sent at the 12th of September all members of his new Commission a so called mission letter. These letters contain, besides a general part, including the new structure and working methods of the Commission, for each member a description of the priorities of its future tasks and responsibilities.

 Additional information relating to the new Commissioner MarianneThyssen (Belgium, EPP) for employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility. As the new Commission is totally new structured Ms Thyssen has to work closely with the Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness and the Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue.

Here are the most important priorities for the education sector set out from Jean-Claude Juncker for employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility:

 Contributing growth and investment package to be presented within the first three months of the mandate. This includes setting out priorities and channelling funding towards projects that can help get the younger generation back to work in decent jobs, further complementing the efforts already undertaken with the Youth Guarantee Scheme, the implementation of which must be accelerated and progressively broadened.

Mobilising EU instruments (such as policy guidance, social dialogue, financial programmes) to further develop the skills level of the European workforce, by promoting vocational training and lifelong learning.


Hearing in the Committee for employment and social affairs (EMPL)

First October: 9:00-12:00 AM

Mission letter: