2018/11/29 09:30:00 Network  launches the yearly online SKILLMAN.EU INTERNATIONAL FORUM 2018 on “Curriculum design, Sectoral skills development and Ethical issues on Advanced Manufacturing sector”November 29th and 30th 2018.

The SKILLMAN.EU INTERNATIONAL FORUM is an online discussion board where experts from around the world can share information and knowledge about different aspects connected to the Advanced Manufacturing and TVET.

The SKILLMAN.EU INTERNATIONAL FORUM 2018 explores the following dimensions in three parallel sessions:



3 focuses


discussing and analysing the main challenges facing the Advanced Manufacturing sector regarding:

  • challenges and new approaches to design new innovative curricula
  • interconnection and coherence of curricula and professional profiles with ECVET – EQF framework and ESCO classification
  • Advanced Manufacturing sector and responsibility according to the UNESCO 17 goals on Sustainable Development
  • social innovation, societal impact, societal challenges and ethical issues
  • policies and initiatives for sectoral skills development anticipating and matching skills and jobs


  • discussing relevant issues in Advanced Manufacturing in relation to VET systems, public policies, research and good practices
  • keeping informed regarding publications and other sources
  • inquiring and share new ideas, materials, suggestions useful for their work
  • finding partners for international projects and cooperation

Participation Instructions

  1. connect to the forum at the following link SKILLMAN.EU International Forum 2018
  3. choose the theme on which you want to interact (you can participate in all three parallel sessions)
  4. read the stimulus text uploaded from which the discussion starts
  5. write (in English) your own comments, suggestions, analyses, etc. possibly supported by data and references to researches, scientific literature, experiences of good practices, etc.
  6. as soon as the moderator will approve your intervention, your comment will be published and all participants can intervene and discuss it


NB: The discussions are moderated.

Each intervention will be published only after the Forum committee approval in order to protect participants from spam and/or other inappropriate content. Results of the Forum will contribute to developing new ideas, project themes, frameworks and innovative solutions in the field of Advanced Manufacturing and VET systems.

Bringing in external perspectives to engage in discussion with stakeholders is fundamental to the Forum’s success: please feel free to promote the event through your networks or share details via social media. Forum committee

Carles Perez – Everis, Belgium
Concetta Fonzo, Inapp, Italy
Daniele Bassan – CRF FIAT FCA, Italy
Fabio Croci – cscs, Italy
Giovanni Crisonà – cscs, Italy
Jon Lauglo – University of Oslo, Norvey
Leonardo Angelini – Haute École d’Ingénerie et d’Architecture, Switzerland
Maurizio Caon – Haute École d’Ingénerie et d’Architecture, Switzerland
Renzo Salimbeni – CNR Italy
Rupert Maclean UNESCO / CNA, Qatar
Tiziana Chiappelli – cscs, Italy
Yasser Hannan – University of Southern Denmark, Denmark