Social inclusion in education and skills development is taking centre stage in 2023, with the European Year of Skills running the agenda for the next months.

A recent survey within the European Union and ten of its neighbouring countries, undertaken by Eurofound and the ETF, reveals not only the number of challenges faced by societies to address social inclusion, especially for women, youth and vulnerable communities, but also the urgency needed to deal with them.

The impact of the Covid-19 health pandemic, financial crisis, unemployment, and poor opportunities to education and training are just some of the critical issues with which people are struggling especially in the EU's neighbouring countries… more