NEMO invited to give input on a Creative Pact for Skills Manifesto

On 14 March 2022, NEMO attended an online focus group meeting of the European Commission’s Pact for Skills to discuss the current draft of the Creative Pact for Skills Manifesto as well as to be part of setting up a large-scale skills partnership for the Cultural and Creative Industries ecosystem.

NEMO’s Chair David Vuillaume joined on behalf of the network to ensure that the perspective of museums is fully represented in the manifesto and in the re- and upskilling of the European talent and workforce. The meeting participants got to evaluate the relevance of the main skills needs and objectives put forward in the draft Manifesto and whether organisations could commit and support the actions proposed. In the coming months the new draft of the manifesto will be publicly launched for endorsement.

The Pact for Skills was launched in 2020 by the European Commission as a shared engagement model for skills development in Europe. The aim is to support a fair and resilient recovery of the cultural and creative industries and to achieve the goals of the green and digital transformation as part of the EU strategies for industry and SMEs.