Transversal skills like critical thinking, teamwork, and learning skills are essential for work, education and daily life. Developing and recognising these skills play an important role in promoting sustainable economic growth, social inclusion, and competitiveness. The EU supports employers, workers and training institutions in advancing these skills.
Human creativity, emotional intelligence and innovation remain irreplaceable, even if:
14% of jobs are highly automatable
32% of jobs might change substantially due to AI within this decade
Both workers and employers value transversal skills that help to adapt the changing work landscape, particularly in the green and digital transitions.
24.5% of candidates lack transversal skills.