Hence, EU Member States have agreed that they will encourage workers to participate in continuing vocational training (CVET) to help meet the adult learning target.
By 2020, 15 % of the population between 25 and 64 should participate in lifelong learning – a highly ambitious target for countries like Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania and Romania.
The more highly qualified people are, the more likely they are to participate in learning activities.
To obtain this funding, municipalities were required to cooperate with the public employment service, social partners and other relevant parties to ensure synergy and coherence with other programmes.In more than half of the Member States tax incentives encourage individuals and enterprises or both to invest in education and training.Tax incentives and training funds are the most common means of encouraging enterprises to increase investment.CVET– a heterogeneous landscape In response to the crisis, social dialogue helped to bring about measures to keep people in work and invest in skills, for instance by combining short-time work and training.These efforts were supported by dedicated public support, shared funding schemes and EU funds.
Such schemes, which are levy-based, come about through voluntary arrangements between the social partners at sector level, or between governments and the social partners, and they secure a certain level of investment (ranging from 0.1 to 2.5% of the payroll).