On 26th of February, we delivered 10 recommendations to the European Commission. Hobetuz thinks that continuous training is a crucial element for competitiveness and SMEs face internal and external barriers in current economic and social context. We highligthed that Lifelong learning and Continuous Vocational Training (CVT) is a key element in a new and global HR approach. Marianne Thyssen, Employment Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Commissioner welcomed us in this meeting. We have a labour market that is not functioning excellently. We highlighted that the labour market is not functioning excellently. There is a high proportion of unemployed without qualified skills and high proportion of studentds that leave the school early. One of the problems is that there are many unemployed people but also many unfilled vacancies. It’s not only a matter of having good public employment services. It’s also a matter of skills. Do people have the right ones? We know that we need more skills for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professions. If we look at the unemployment figures, we see that the worst situation is that of the lowest skilled. Vocational and other training is a very important tool for employment and social policy because if we can train people in an apprenticeship, in a traineeship, in vocational training when they are still young, they will have a lot more chance to succeed on the labour market. So, as Hobetuz, we insisted on putting efforts into financing and promoting companies, above all, SMEs due to they have more internal and external barriers in the current social and economic context. In adittion, we have to stress that the promotion issue is remarkably significant and that is why all the stakeholders; public administration, training providers, employers, trade unions,…should be involved. It is needed to streanmline the system.