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The former Danish European Union Commissioner Poul Nielson writes the following on behalf of the Nordic Council: “The Nordic governments should commit to the principle of introducing mandatory adult and continuing training for everybody in the labour markets in the Nordic region and, together with the social partners, should decide to implement experimental activities via joint pilot projects as described here in the two basic models for implementation of the principle.” Such mandatory lifelong learning is one driving-force to meet the challenges on todays and the future labour market with increasing complexity and movement. Nielson concludes: “The challenge is not to work harder, but to work smarter.” . . . and longer, since the retirement age will be more flexible. More continuing education is according to Nielson’s report Working life in the Nordic Region – Challenges and Proposals very important to meet these challenges of the digital age and the growing global competition. Source: