European Year of Skills to be kicked-off in May

On March 7th, the Swedish Council presidency and European Parliament negotiators finalised an agreement on a European Year of Skills for the period 9 May 2023 until 8 May 2024. 
Welcoming the initiative, the Swedish minister for education, Mats Persson, stated: ‘This European Year comes at the right moment. There is need for action to fill labour shortages and help people find quality jobs.

The European Parliament launches new Public Health subcommittee

On 14 February 2023, MEPs reached an agreement to establish a new permanent subcommittee dedicated to public health matters, which is set–up under the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety’s (ENVI) umbrella.  
Three core political groups, the European Parliament’s socialists (S&D), liberals (Renew Europe), and Christian democrats (EPP) together reached an agreement to set up the brand

The European Commission launches the New European Bauhaus (NEB) Compass

On 9 February, the European Commission presented the New European Bauhaus (NEB) Compass, a newly developed assessment and evaluation tool intended to provide guidance for the design of projects in the framework of the New European Bauhaus initiative.  
This initiative is meant to connect the European Green Deal to Europeans’ daily lives and living spaces, calling on all Europeans to imagine and build together a sustainable and inclusive future around a common vision combining sustainability, inclusion

The European Climate Pact celebrates its second anniversary

On 1 February 2023, EuropeActive attended the special “Together in Action” event organised by the European Commission to celebrate the European Climate Pact’s two years of existence. The European Climate Pact is an initiative of the Commission supporting the implementation of the European Green Deal by providing a platform for people, communities, and organisations to participate in climate and environmental actions across Europe.