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Skills – The Currency of the Future. How is the EU accelerating upskilling and reskilling?

Virtual Live

The third event in EURACTIV’s ‘Future of Work' Lab debate series, join this virtual conference on 25 January 2022 14:30 – 16:00 CET, to discuss where we stand one year after the launch of the Pact for Skills and how skills are becoming 'the currency of the future'

Following a keynote video message from Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, panellists will be answering questions including:

  • How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted concepts like lifelong learning and skills partnerships?
  • What lessons can be drawn from the pandemic regarding skills supply/demand and anticipating skills?
  • What are national systems doing to enforce upskilling of their workforce in the framework of National Resilience and Recovery Plans?
  • What role can industry play in ensuring a fair and efficient upskilling of the workforce?
  • What role can the EU play in skills demand and supply needs for workforce and companies at regional, national and European level? How is this foreseen in the NRRPs?
  • Can the Recovery and Resilience Facility play a role in the implementation of the EU Pact for Skills?

In November 2020, the European Commission launched the Pact for Skills. The Pact aims to maximise the improvement of existing skills (upskilling) and training in new skills (reskilling). It promotes lifelong learning for all, building strong skills partnerships, monitoring the supply/demand of skills, and anticipating skills needs, and working against discrimination and for gender equality and equal opportunities.

Event Details

Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
Digital skills in education.
Digital skills for all
Digital technology / specialisation
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Generic programmes and qualifications not further defined
Target language
Geographical sphere
EU institutional initiative
Event organizer
Event setting
Virtual Live