The Work Programme of the European Commission 2017

The Juncker Commission presented its third annual Work Programme: Delivering a Europe that protects, empowers and defends. The programme focuses on delivery of the 10 priorities outlined in the Political Guidelines. 21 new initiatives are proposed to continue the work across these ten priorities. Actions related to education and training are related to the first priority ‘to boost jobs, growth and investment’; the Commission will propose a Youth Initiative. The aim of this initiative is that every young person should have real prospects for education, training and employment. Youth will be prioritized in the implementation of the New Skills Agenda for Europe; proposals will address the modernisation of education, improving the quality of apprenticeships and further developing mobility of apprentices, and tracking outcomes for young people in the labour market once they have finished their academic or vocational training.

The programme and annexes