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Digital Skills for the Future


17 Nov 2015 12:00



Organiser type

NGOs / Think Tanks


Global Europe
Social Europe & Jobs

Event Location


Event Description

Technology is transforming the way we work. As the workplace adapts to an increasingly interconnected, information-rich world, the skills demanded by employers are changing too. Yet education systems are struggling to catch up. Education is less about drilling students to memorise facts and figures when we can potentially access the sum of human knowledge by speaking into our wristwatch. Less than half of students believe their education system is providing them with the skills they need to enter the workforce, and 52% of executives admit that a skills gap is hampering their organisation’s performance.
Do the skills taught in education systems today meet the needs of employers and society at large? And what are the needs of employers and society at large? How can technology be used in the classroom to make learning more relevant, fun and interactive?
  • 12.00 – 12.30 Registration of participants and sandwich lunch
  • 12.30 – 14.30 Debate
  • Presentation by Irène Mia / Global Editorial Director, Thought Leadership at the Economist Group of the EIU ‘Skills of the Future’ report
  • Keynote by Esther Wojcicki / Author of ‘Moonshots in Education: Launching Blended Learning in the Classroom’, Creative Commons vice chair and teacher at Palo Alto High School
  • Rapid fire presentations by UK and Lithuania Google Science Fair finalists
  • Followed by a panel discussion with Google, VZW Moorsledegem school, Lego and EU institutions representatives
  • 14.30 End of debate and coffee
You may click here to register for this event.
This event is open to Friends of Europe’s members, EU institution representatives and media. If your organisation is interested to join please contact Nigel Olisa on