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The European Sectoral Social Dialogue for Sport and Active Leisure test phase (ESSD) is suspended since the beginning of 2018. The European Commission confirmed that “There is a shared understanding that – for the time being - regular meetings organised by the Commission are not a promising way to develop the social dialogue in the sector”.

EuropeActive attended CEDEFOP’s high-level event about Future of Jobs and Current Challenges on 8th June 2018 in Brussels. During the event CEDEFOP’s skills forecast for EU 28 has been released with a specific focus on the future skills needed in different types of jobs.

MEP Bogdan Wenta hosted past Tuesday, 5 June, 2018 the High-Level Panel "Time to act for Europe against sports manipulations" in the European Parliament in Brussels. The first key note speech was delivered by Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.

On 6 June, 2018 Member of the European Parliament Martina Dlabajova hosted the event on Social mobility- – how can we increase opportunities through training and education- in the European Parliament. The panel discussion was jointly organized by ACCA, PwC, European Movement International, and the European Youth Forum and brought together representatives from the EU institutions, civil society organisations and the private sector.

One of EuropeActive’s projects in its key area “Skills, education and qualifications” is coming to an end. The SIQAF project has been running for 22 months and will be concluded in summer 2018. The task force composed of Active Leisure and qualifications experts and stakeholders came together for their last meeting on Tuesday, 22th May 2018 in Brussels to discuss the final findings and the report.

On April 12, 2018 the EU member states delivered all 10 actions announced under the Skills Agenda for Europe, launched in June 2016. The last action was the adoption of the European Commission's proposal to revise the Europass framework.

Almost one year ago, on April 26th 2017, the commission presented the European pillar of social rights. It is designed as a compass for a renewed process of upward convergence towards better working and living conditions in the European Union.

The 2-year EU-funded action SIQAF (Sectoral & International Qualification Framework to the EQF) enters its last term.

Transparency and recognition of all types of skills and qualifications are necessary to enable people in Europe access opportunities of being truly mobile between employment and learning, or within and between countries. Over the past 10 years, the European Commission together with the EU member states has been working on implementing and further developing the European Qualification Framework (EQF).

Following the launch of the review of the 2006 Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning in June 2016, the Commission adopted the proposal for a New Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning on January 17, 2018.

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