EU Pact for Skills: time to up-skill and re-skill the hospitality workforce
On 31 January 2022, tourism stakeholders, with the encouragement of the European Commission, launched the Pact for Skills for the Tourism sector.
The objective of the Pact is to promote joint actions to maximise the impact of investing in improving existing skills (upskilling) and training in new skills (reskilling). It also envisages overcoming the lack of labour in the sector.
The Pact calls on industry, employers, social partners, chambers of commerce, public authorities, vocational education and training providers, higher education institutions and employment agencies to work together and invest in training for all working-age people across the Union in the form of a large-scale skills partnership.
We encourage all tourism representatives to participate at National or Regional Skills Partnerships (NRSPs). They shall set up an annual work programme around concrete objectives that address specific issues related to skills in their area.