Boosting Future Skills for Job Creation and Employability

24-25/Apr/2017  •  Barcelona  •  EIPA members' fee: €900

Project Leaders
Alexander Heichlinger
Julia Bosse
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What is this course about?
This seminar aims to equip you with the most salient tools to boost future skills for job creation and employability and, thus, to drive territorial competitiveness and employment policies by:
  • creating a space for exchange on the topic of skills mismatch, fostering skills utilisation, future skills and skills anticipation;
  • familiarising you with models and tools for inter-institutional cooperation to create a sound ecosystem for the development of skills strategies and for implementing working models;
  • sharing best practices in skills update projects and innovative financing models, which can be of inspiration for replication of elements in your own territories.
How will it help you?
In this practice-oriented seminar, we will look at different layers of the public sector as a multi-level governance approach is needed in order to create effective skills policies and strategies. Moreover, developing successful skills strategies and policies does not rely on public authorities alone: multi-stakeholder partnerships with businesses, social partners, academic institutions and the public sector are needed. To this end, you will be equipped with the skills to build strong partnerships with the support from successful case studies in the area. Moreover, we will turn to future skills and interactive workshops on skills forecasting and designing of skills strategies, coupled with innovative financing schemes for public actors.

This two-day course will rely on a mix of lectures (presentations), case studies and tailor-made interactive exercises in which you will have the chance to apply the newly learnt knowledge and to exchange your experience with peers.

Who will benefit most?
This course has been especially designed for officials from education ministries, local, regional and national development officials, staff from universities and secondary schools involved in curriculum development, business relations, career planning, etc., staff from employment and training offices, public employment services and agencies, social partners, as well as NGOs, think tanks and foundations working in the area of skills development and fighting youth unemployment.