The Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan is organising the second in a series of workshops as part of the “Get the right skills” campaign, according to Report. The “Talent Acquisition and Skills for the 21st Century” training workshop featuring the founder and director of the Azerbaijan HR Institute Emil Hüseynov will take place, providing young people with insights into navigating future job markets and upgrading their skills.

The European Union announced 2023-2024 as the European Year of Skills, which aims to give a fresh impetus to lifelong learning, empowering people and companies to contribute to the green and digital transitions, supporting innovation and competitiveness. The series of workshops that are taking place as part of the campaign aim to support young people with career planning, learning and scholarship opportunities, as well as inspiration to consider startups and entrepreneurship.

“The European Union and Azerbaijan have a strong partnership that is committed to human development and preparing young people for future job markets,” said Peter Michalko, Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Azerbaijan. “In a rapidly changing world we need to ensure that people have access to the right information and skill improvement opportunities to adapt to the labour market. Through this campaign we want to emphasise that it is never late to get the right skills for better jobs and better salaries.” the EU Ambassador added.

The first workshop attracted 100 participants who came to learn about different study and work opportunities within the EU including Erasmus+, European Solidarity Corp, College of Europe and many others. The campaign events will continue with many more activities including a Skills for Small Businesses workshop, and a culminating “Agora” event with special guests who will inspire future generations.