Act on Skills! ETF co-hosting major conference on post pandemic recovery

10 and 11 December

Continuing the series of events on skills development in the context of the COVID-19 crisis and recovery agenda the ETF, in collaboration with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) will co-host an event on 10 and 11 December.

See details below on how to participate.

What is the focus of the event?

The event will focus on priorities to build up and strengthen the resilience of people, companies and education and employment systems and explore solutions for a fair and inclusive recovery. More specifically, the webinar will:

  • Provide opportunities to review the type, targeting and effectiveness of active labour market measures, implemented in the crisis context, with a focus on the skills development dimension;
  • Discuss the COVID-19 toll on young people and explore key actions for inclusion, resilience, skills and employment, including the potential of regional cooperation to improve youth’s skills and labour market prospects; 
  • Share experiences on how skills are a priority for companies’ survival strategies during the crisis and future development, with a focus on inclusion, innovation, and greening to foster competitiveness, resilience and social fairness.

Who is concerned?

Improving the resilience of citizens, companies and public, private and non-governmental organisations is crucial as the European Union, EU Neighbourhood region and countries in Central Asia within a global context brace for a new surge in COVID-19 infections and growing restrictions. The socio-economic impact of the health crisis is currently deepening and will stretch into 2021.

The education and employment policy makers and stakeholders are posed with the double challenge of managing the current effects of the crisis and exploring new sets of policies, programmes and delivery mechanisms to make sure they fit the new socio-economic paradigm in post-COVID-19 times. Moreover, digitalisation and sectoral transformations are changing the demand for skills, accelerating labour market transitions and require robust social protection mechanisms for wider categories of people.

    How to participate?

    1. Register by joining the dedicated page on the ETF's virtual platform Open Space

    2. Follow live streaming on Youtube

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