In 2019, the European Commission – Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, in collaboration with a group of researchers led by CEPS (Centre for European Policy Studies), conducted a study on mapping opportunities and challenges for micro and small enterprises in offering their employees up- and re-skilling opportunities.

Up- and re-skilling are necessary to face changes in the labour market, led by important transformations such as digitalisation, ageing population and climate change.

Given the importance of micro and small enterprises for the EU economy and employment, the study provides insights into the main challenges faced by these enterprises, potential opportunities stemming from up-skilling and re-skilling activities and policy options to facilitate the provision of future-proof up-skilling and re-skilling services. You can find below the booklet which presents good examples of policies that support up- and re-skilling in micro and small companies.