Europe. Rethinking skills in the context of Europe 2020
Since local communities that are recovering fastest from the crisis are those having a labour force that is adaptable to external trends and shocks, local and regional authorities (LRAs) can play a crucial role by addressing the less conventional, more modern skills as an important way to increase flexibility and adaptability of the labour force. These skills include basic skills, multilingualism and digital literacy, while the development of entrepreneurship becomes a key component for welfare as it may create occupation for the unemployed and new businesses. By the same token, media literacy is necessary for creating new jobs in the media industry and for school education to improve, in turn, the level of media literacy in society.