The EC supports Skillman’s endorsement on the Pact for Skills

Last year, the European Commission approved the Skillman’s application on the endorsement of the European Pact for Skills, a shared engagement model for skills development in Europe promoted by the European Commission. The Pact was officially launched on November 10, 2020. Becoming member of the Pact for Skills means joining a growing community of private…

How is digitalisation transforming the manufacturing Industry?

A recent article published by the thematic portal ‘The Manufacturer‘ tackles the topic of the relationship between digitalisation and manufacturing. According to the magazine, manufacturing is undergoing a digital transformation and smart technology, data analytics and connected devices enable manufacturers to dramatically increase their efficiency, productivity and accuracy. Digitalisation is changing the way products are…

OECD: Digital Transformation in the Age of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is amplifying the opportunities and challenges of the digital transition. In this regard, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published the OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2020, which examines trends and analyses emerging opportunities and policy options in the digital economy.  The report discusses the steps required to build resilience…

European Commission: the digital strategy for data and a paper on AI

Digital technologies are profoundly changing our daily life, our way of working and doing business, and the way people travel, communicate, and relate with each other. Digital communication, social media interaction, e-commerce, and digital enterprises are steadily transforming our world. They are generating an ever-increasing amount of data, which, if pooled and used, can lead…

Unboxing the MFF Session II — Accessing Direct Grant Funding Programmes

The training will start in2021/09/22 14:30:00 (September 24th, 10:30/12:30 CET) Background and focus:  On 17 December 2020, after months of painstaking inter-institutional negotiations against the backdrop of a global pandemic, the European Union adopted the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), its long-term budget for 2021-2027. Together with the NextGenerationEU recovery instrument, the MFF represents an unprecedented €1.8…

Applying a gender perspective on WBL

The webinar was hosted on (September 22nd, 14:30/16:30 CET) Background and focus:  The aim of this webinar is to shed light on the main barriers hindering women’s access to WBL programmes around the world­­ – especially in male-dominated sectors – as well as to present some possible solutions that could address this challenge. The presentation…