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The green and digital transition is forecast to bring millions of new jobs. Large and small businesses need skilled people to innovate and grow. The dynamic nature of the labour market can lead to skill mismatches and shortages, which can be major factors for unemployment. Therefore, the European Commission launched the Pact for Skills to promote joint action to maximise the impact of investing in upskilling and reskilling. It calls on national, regional, and local authorities, companies, and education and training providers to work together and make a commitment to invest in training for all people of working age in the EU.

In this context, the European Cluster Collaboration Platform, on behalf of the European Commission, DG GROW, organised the EU Clusters Talk “European Year of Skills: Talent for the twin transition” on 14 June 2023, 8:30 – 09:45 CET, to discuss programmes and initiatives for re- and upskilling, the needed skills set for the twin transition, and cluster manager competences.

Speakers included: 

  • Carolina Garcés, Project Manager, Mobile Heights;
  • Torsten Urban, Head of Education & Training, Lüdenscheid Plastics Institute;
  • Elin McCallum, Director, Bantani Education;
  • Delphine Descorne-Jeanny, President, Cluster NOGENTECH;
  • Vito Borelli, Team Leader, DG EAC, European Commission;
  • Katerina Nejdlova, Team Leader, DG GROW, European Commission;
  • Daniela Santopolo, Policy Officer, Joint Research Centre, European Commission.

Watch the full recording of the webinar:

For further information, make sure you download the slides and read the event summary.

This event is part of bi-weekly online meetings brought to the cluster community by the European Cluster Collaboration Platform. They offer up-to-date insights into the latest industrial policies and clusters’ involvement, projects, and best practices, the latest ECCP news, and funding opportunities. The EU Clusters Talks are a space to exchange knowledge and to discuss cluster-relevant topics, which will change with every meeting.

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