In light of the Fit for 55 Package negotiations and the current geopolitical and energy context, we together with 16 fellow organisations support a letter prepared by EuropeOn to the EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to address the lack of skilled professionals.
The Commission must take action by:
- Requiring Member States to assess the gap between available and needed installation professionals to achieve EU climate and energy objectives
- Launching an ambitious EU campaign to change mindsets across Europe and enhance the attractiveness of technical/vocational education and careers in the twin transitions
- Setting up a “Skills4Climate/Climate crafters Platform”, similar to the “Just Transition Platform”, to gather Member States, social partners, academia and all relevant EU and national stakeholders