#Skills4Climate: EuropeOn and supporters call on the EU Commission President to address the lack of skilled professionals as a top priority for the energy transition

Brussels, 7 March 2022

EuropeOn, supported by fellow associations involved in the green and digital transitions, has been raising EU policymakers’ awareness for several years now on the need to intertwine skills and climate policies, in order to deliver the EU Green Deal objectives all across Europe –> discover our #Skills4Climate campaign

In light of the Fit for 55 Package negotiations, the European Year of Youth and the current geopolitical and energy context, EuropeOn has written today to EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to ask her the following question:

Who will make the green & digital transitions an everyday reality?

European electrical contractors, comprising 1.8 million professionals, report increasing difficulties in finding qualified professionals to implement the Green Deal on the ground. The lack of skills, workers shortages and image deficit of technical careers must be addressed as a priority at national and EU levels.

EuropeOn suggests a series of actions that the Commission could take in order to support Member States in prioritising these issues.

Read our letter to President Ursula von der Leyen HERE