Digitalisation has become a game changer, and its role in shaping the future of work, skills and learning now tops EU and national policy agendas. Scientifically sound data and analysis are crucial for evidence-based policy-making to accompany and shape change brought about by digital technology, the challenges linked to the pandemic and the ongoing green transition.
The main aim of the conference is to discuss with the European policy and expert community, social partners and a wider group of stakeholders and participants the main findings of Cedefop’s second European skills and jobs survey (ESJS2 ) focused on digitalisation and skill mismatches in Europe. With the European Year of Skills coming up and a focus on digitalisation, digital skills, skills use, skills formation and skill mismatches, Cedefop aims to stimulate evidence-informed debates on how to shape a human digital transition in Europe. As part of the conference, Cedefop will aim to involve expert and other participants in reflecting on the implications of the findings for up- and re-skilling, vocational education and training (VET) and skills policies.
At the conference, Cedefop will:
launch the new Cedefop ESJS2 indicator online web tool;
collect feedback from participants on the ESJS2 findings they consider most relevant from a policy perspective;
reflect, jointly with social partners and stakeholders, on the implications of digitalisation for changing skill needs and VET policies;
present findings from research and analyses exploring the implications of digitalisation for skill mismatch;
showcase good practices of VET and skills policies aimed at digital skills development and/or skills matching.
When: 9-14 December