Launch of OECD Skills Outlook 2021 – Tuesday 15 June 2021


08/06/2021 - Lifelong learning is becoming increasingly important to enable individuals and societies to navigate a rapidly changing world of work shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic and globalisation, as well as technological, environmental and demographic changes.

A new OECD report to be published on Tuesday 15 June 2021 at 11h00 CEST/Paris time explores how policies, particularly those that govern skills development and use, can best promote lifelong learning for all.

OECD Skills Outlook 2021: Learning for Life also exploits comparative quantitative data to highlight the key role played by socio‑emotional and motivational factors in shaping successful engagement with lifelong learning.

OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann, together with Patrizio Bianchi, Italy’s Minister of Education, and Nicolas Schmit, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, will launch the report at a webinar taking place the same day between 11:00-12:00 CEST. This event is open to media: Register.

Requests for electronic advance copies of the publication, under embargo, should be sent by e-mail to Journalists requesting an electronic version in advance of the release time agree to respect OECD embargo conditions.


For further information or to request an interview, journalists should contact Spencer Wilson in the OECD Media Office (+33 1 4524 9700).



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