The objectives of Priority Area 9, in accordance with the EUSDR Action Plan published in April 2020, are:
I. Contribution to a higher employment rate in the Danube Region, especially through tackling youth and long-term unemployment
II. Contribution to improved educational outcomes and relevant skills and competences in the Danube Region, focusing on learning outcomes for employability, entrepreneurship, innovation, activecitizenship and well-being
III. Contribution to increased quality and efficiency of education, training and labour market systems
IV. Contribution to ensuring inclusive education and training and promoting inclusive labour markets, equal opportunities and non-discrimination as well as the promotion of civic competences and lifelong learning opportunities for all
V. Contribution to a closer cooperation between educational, training, labour market and research institutions, in particular on transnational, regional and bilateral levels.