Anticipating future skills needs: How does Europe cope so far?

Date / Heure
19/12/2017
9 h 00 min - 12 h 00 min


Anticipating future skills needs is of paramount importance for Europe. Skills are a determining factor for labour market inclusion. Besides, ensuring skills match on the labour market is a lever of competitiveness for European industry. Disposing of appropriate skills determines the industry’s ability to take fully advantage from current industrial transformations (stemming from globalization, digitalization, ecological transition, etc.).

To successfully face this challenge, (private and public) actors have to cooperate in order to determine future trends and needs of industry and to adapt employment and training strategies and policies.

Forecasted speakers are:

Pierre Bablot, Expert, Syndex
Alison Crabb, head of unit E2. Skills and Qualification, DG EMPL, European Commission
Konstantinos Pouliakas, Expert on Skills and Labour Markets at the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP)
Delphine Rudelli, Director International Department, UIMM
René Van Sloten, Executive Director Industrial Policy, Cefic
Carlos Manuel Trindade, president of the Labour Market Observatory of the EESC

 

More information to come