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Panel debate 'Getting the Skills Right'


22 Nov 2018 10:00 to 12:30


Norway House


Global Europe

Event Location


Event Description

In the presence of European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen, OECD & Visa

According to the OECD, employers in most countries report difficulty in filling jobs, suggesting that the skills they require are not available in the labour market. Recent research (funded under Erasmus+) has shown how entrepreneurship education has multiple positive impacts, on academic skills as well as on other transversal competences such as digital and communication competences, creativity and teamwork. Those skills are considered by CEOs as the most difficult to find.
Join us to learn and exchange on what it takes to achieve levels of participation in entrepreneurship education that result in true socio-economic impact.
Media Opportunities
  • Learn more about VP Jyrki Katainen’s vision for education and entrepreneurship by 2025
  • Learn more about OECD "Getting the skills right" initiative with Fabio Manca, OECD, Skills and Employability Division
  • Meet Emma Slatter (Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer Europe, Visa) and Norwegian Ambassador to Belgium, Ingrid Schulerud


10.00 - 10:30 Welcome & Registration 

10:30 - 11:00 Opening Remarks 

  • Jyrki Katainen, EC Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
  • Emma Slatter, Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer Europe, Visa

11.00 - 11:30 Presentation: OECD "Getting the skills right" initiative

  • Fabio Manca, OECD, Skills and Employability Division
11:30 - 12:30 Panel discussion: The search for skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution
Moderator: Caroline Jenner, CEO, JA Europe
  • Arnaldo Abruzzini, CEO, EUROCHAMBRES
  • Karen Hanghoj, Director, EIT Raw Materials
  • João Santos, Deputy Head of Unit, D3 VET, Apprenticeships and Adult Learning, European Commission

12:30 Lunch 

About the EE-HUB

The EE-HUB is a specialised international network bringing together European and national governments, businesses, NGOs, researchers and educators to collaborate and share knowledge. It is a unique source of expertise, experience and research, with the mission to increase the quantity, quality and impact of entrepreneurship education in Europe. and @EEHUBeu
About Visa

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device. As the world moves from analogue to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more information, visit (, the Visa Vision blog (, and @VisaNewsEurope

About JA Europe

JA Europe is the largest non-profit in Europe dedicated to preparing young people for employment and entrepreneurship. JA Europe is a member of JA Worldwide which for 100 years has delivered hands on, experiential learning in entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy. JA creates pathways for employability, job creation and financial success. 

Last school year, the JA network in Europe reached more than 4 million young people across 40 countries with the support of 140,000 business volunteers and 130,000 teachers/educators.


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