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Skills for The Future: Managing Transition – Turin, Italy, 21-22 November

The European Training Foundation (ETF), the EU Agency in tasked with supporting countries in the EU neighbourhood to undertake reforms in education and training and employment policies, is organising ‘Skills for the Future: Managing transition’, a conference to be held in Turin, Italy, on 21-22 November 2018. 

The event aims to explore how developing and transition counties can anticipate and respond to global trends shaping labour markets in countries in the wider neighbourhood of the European Union both now and in the future. 

“The capacity of the EU and its neighbouring countries to adapt education and training systems will determine how well we are preparing the next generation to rise to the challenges of the present – harnessing their potential to contribute to inclusive growth and stability”. – Cesare Onestini, ETF Director

More than 200 people from over 50 countries – including all the ETF’s 29 partner countries – will gather in Turin on 21-22 November to focus on how increasingly rapid changes in the world of work will shape how countries and communities provide skills development for people young and old.

The conference will focus on the four main topics:

  1. Understanding global trends
  2. Tackling country-specific challenges
  3. Addressing the future of skills, education and training 
  4. Supporting transition towards the future 

 ‘Skills for the Future: Managing Transition’ will be an opportunity to exchange views from the EU and beyond, explore ways to respond to a changing labour market from a skills perspective and to identify solutions. The ETF will also present a report on the future of work and skills which will be available to participants.

Managing Transition

“The pace at which some jobs and skills are becoming obsolete is putting policymakers and educators under unprecedented pressure. The future of work is a hot political topic in the EU right now, and it is essential to push it up the agenda in the ETF’s partner countries”, says Francesca Rosso, the ETF’s team leader on employment issues.

“In our partner countries the future of work is not much discussed – most strategies covering skills and education end in 2020. The aim of the conference is inspire the development of new strategic approaches post-2020”

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