Day one:

The rise of new advanced technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence are heavily transforming the nature of jobs. According to the OECD’s Future of Work 2018, 46% of jobs are facing high risk of automation or substantial change. Routine tasks are increasingly becoming automated, while newly created jobs require different competences. High-tech skills are lacking.

Businesses are increasingly struggling to find the right profiles to fill their job vacancies. According to the 2019 PwC CEOs Survey, 79% of CEOs are worried about finding and hiring employees with the right skills they require to succeed in the digital world.

This leads to an ever-growing skills gap that risks to slow down future growth and exasperate social disparities. It calls for a large-scale effort to upskill and/or reskill the workforce. According to the WEF’s Future of Jobs Report, 54% of employees will require significant re-/upskilling by 2022. A skills paradigm must be developed to meet the demands of industry by having skills at the heart of the industrial policy.

Following the EU Industry Days 2019 and the Future of Work high-level events, this conference will convene business executives, policy makers, academics and education and training stakeholders to foster dialogue as well as to agree on priorities and concrete measures, in order to facilitate the implementation of upskilling strategies.

If interested, please register here.

Day two:

Member States and EU policies need to develop and adapt their programmes and incentives to better anticipate and cope with change and allow individuals and organisations to acquire high-tech skills and provide the economy with a larger talent pool. Education and training systems in Europe need also to react on these new demands and develop appropriate training offers.

The situation at national level and EU level has been analysed as well as the potential synergies between the different instruments with a view to identify successful ones, i.e. best practices. These should be scaled up to become even more successful. They should also serve as a guide for better focusing and improving funding programmes and incentives.

If interested, please register here.

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