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Education, skills and jobs

Education, skills and employment for a fair twin transition.

Contributes to EC priorities:
A European Green DealA Europe fit for the digital ageAn economy that works for peoplePromoting our European way of life
24 FEBRUARY 2023
JRC portfolio 21: Education, skills and jobs
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