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National reforms related to transversal skills and employability


14.Ongoing reforms and policy developments

14.5National reforms related to transversal skills and employability

Last update: 27 November 2023


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Viamia: Free career assessment for adults aged 40+

From January 2022, the cantons will be able to offer a free career assessment and counselling service for people over 40. The aim of the offer is to increase the career opportunities of older workers and to strengthen the domestic skilled labour potential.

At viamia, interested people work with a counsellor to analyse their professional situation, the requirements of the labour market and their personal resources and skills in a predefined process. The goal is to identify upcoming career changes or any need for further training in good time and to plan personal steps to maintain and strengthen their labour market skills.

In addition, as part of viamia, an online platform will be available to all interested parties from April 2022, which will enable a general career assessment by means of self-evaluation, or serve as an independent, interactive means of discussion of career topics.

The counselling services are financed 80% by the Confederation and 20% by the cantons.

International Cooperation and Mobility

The promotion of international cooperation and mobility in education has been part of the Confederation's education policy for over 20 years. The completely revised legal basis (Federal Act and Ordinance on International Cooperation and Mobility in Education) will enter into force on 1 April 2022.

From 1 April 2022, more flexible and dynamic rules will apply to international cooperation and mobility projects. In particular, projects will be able to go beyond the territory of the EU. They will benefit a broad target audience, such as pupils, university students but also learners in vocational education and training as well as interested parties in adult education or in the context of youth work.

In addition to international cooperation projects between educational institutions and individual mobility activities, several other funding measures are anchored in the updated legal foundations. These include complementary projects and activities with added educational value for Switzerland, scholarships for outstanding training at the Collège d'Europe in Bruges and Natolin and at the European University Institute in Florence.


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