Deputy Head of Unit, Skills Agenda, European Commission, DG EMPL
Head of the Centre for Skills, OECD
Chief of Staff to the Europe CEO, Accenture
Vice-Chair, Committee on Culture and Education, European Parliament
Senior Economist, OECD
Director General, CEEMET
Executive Director, CEDEFOP
Global Communications Manager, Generation
Check-in and coffee1.30PM-2PM (CET)
Session 1: Young labour market entrants2PM-3.15PM (CET)
Coffee break3.15PM-3.30PM (CET)
Session 2: Mid-career workers3.30PM-4.45PM (CET)
Networking apéro4.45PM-5.30PM (CET)
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Digitalisation, robotisation and automation are changing the nature of jobs at an unprecedented rate. Newly emerging technologies are not only reducing the jobs performed by humans but also transforming the way people work. EU economies undergoing a significant transition leading to the displacement of workers across all industries and workers find themselves in need of reskilling and upskilling to switch to high-demand jobs. In this event, we will discuss how we can utilise upskilling and reskilling initiatives to protect vulnerable groups of the workforce, to build a resilient workforce and a create better functioning EU labour market.
In the first session, we will discuss the problems of young labour market entrants. The session will give special emphasis to NEET, to outline the main reasons behind their detachment and how we can use reskilling policies/projects to support their labour market integration.
In the second session, we will address the problems of mid-career workers with a specific focus on changing careers, skills to support twin transition, and reskilling and/or upskilling needs.
The programme of this event is still under construction. More information coming soon.
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