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09 Apr 2013 22:00


Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75
European Parliament

Event Type

L - Conference, forum

Organiser type

Federations / Associations


Innovation & Enterprise
Public Affairs

Event Location


Event Description

On April 10th, educators, policy makers and industry leaders will gather to discuss how to empower youth and close the skills gap to boost competitiveness and innovation across Europe.

’Skills for the Future’ – an initiative by Junior Achievement-Young Enterprise (JA-YE) Europe and Hyundai Motor Europe – aims at fostering a discussion between EU bodies, industry and education institutions on how to empower youth and close the skills gap to boost competitiveness in Europe. Investing in skills and training is of utmost importance to Europe's ability to innovate, drive sustainable growth and enhance workforce readiness. As economies evolve, workforces need to evolve. The link between industry, education and policy makers is a critical success factor if we are going to prepare Europe’s youth and equip them with 21st century skills.


Wednesday – April 10th
Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, Brussels and European Parliament, Brussels

09:00 – 11:00
Skills for the Future Classroom Activity
(teams will work in group to get to know more Skills for the Future programme, materials and will try their hands on the Case Study, moderated by JA-YE Staff and Hyundai volunteers)

11.00 – 11:30
Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00
Master Class for Teachers and Volunteers
(work in group to analyse the challenges schools and business are facing in each country to met the requirements of the world of work and proposing solutions, moderated by JA-YE Staff and Hyundai volunteers)

13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:00
Next Steps
(Identify the next steps to foster Skills for the Future Programme in VET Schools around Europe, moderated by JA-YE Europe)

15:00 – 15:30
Moving to European Parliament

15:30 – 17:00
Panel Discussion, “Fighting the skills mismatch”
Hosted by Evzen Tosenovsky, MEP – Czech Republic

17:30 – 18:00

18:00 – 19:00
Social Programme, Visit to Parlamentarium

19.30 – 21.00



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American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium
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WCOOMD - World Customs Organisation
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garagErasmus Foundation
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European Microfinance Network
Project & Administrative Assistant