Seminar on Game changing technologies and innovative approaches to the identification of new skills - 31 March 2021



Rapid labour market changes such as the industry 4.0 revolution, digitalisation, social, demographic and environmental transitions and global challenges require joint actions on improving education and training systems in a way that fosters innovation and enhances employees’ re-skilling and up-skilling.

In this context the European social partners are undertaking a project on innovation, skills, provision of and access to training. This seminar is the second of three thematic seminars organised as part of project activities with the aim of producing a joint report and policy recommendations.

Objectives of the seminar

  • Present the initial findings from the desk research by project experts;
  • Discuss the changing nature of work and innovative approaches to skills anticipation and forecasting
  • Explore the impact of technological developments and digitalisation on the skills needed for innovation
  • Consider approaches to updating occupational profiles and training curricula in a timely and effective way




List of Participants

Presentations: Presentation by ADAPT || Jens Liebe, UNESCO-UNEVOC || Katarina Lundahl, UNIONEN, Sweden || Mario Patuzzi, DGB, Germany