Skills Challenge Innovation Call

Recognizing the active role of individuals and organizations in driving innovation in skill systems and addressing pressing skills challenges, the ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call invites innovators to propose new and practical ideas and solutions with the potential for sustainability, scalability and replication on a wide scale.

We are looking to mobilize a global cohort of skills innovators to rethink skills development and lifelong learning and to help build the future of work we want!

We aim to create change in three ways:
  • Incentivising people from all regions to identify major current and future skills challenges they confront;
  • Sourcing innovative ideas and solutions to those challenges; and
  • Encouraging innovation partnerships involving representatives of employers’ and workers’ organizations and other key stakeholders.

Interested to join the adventure?

Keep an eye on our challenge calls: they may bring you the perfect opportunity to bring your idea into reality.


  1. Event

    Launch of the 1st Skills Challenge Innovation Call

    The first Skills Challenge Innovation Call will recognize and support the development of solutions that aim to address the different forms and dimensions of skills mismatch.