In order to be competitive in the global market, companies in Europe more than ever need young people with the right skills. At the same time, Europe has a significant untapped human capital potential. To achieve higher sustainable growth and more innovation, and take full advantage of the skills and talent available in Europe, business and the education sector need to open up to the world and to each other.
The “European Pact for Youth” is a mutual engagement of business and the European Union leaders. It brings together representatives for business, education and youth, and the European institutions.
In line with these objectives and proposed actions, business will engage with the European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility and all supportive organizations, to support the creation of 10,000 quality business-education partnerships.
To photograph the state of the business-education partnerships in Italy, Fondazione Sodalitas – togheter with La Fabbrica – promotes a public Research that will reach 2.400 schools, representing all Italian schools for education level and geographical distribution. The point of view of companies will instead be collected through a qualitative survey.