``Redefining the future of learning...``
November 15-18, 2021
2021/11/15 09:30:00

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 7th edition of the SIF – Skillman International Forum 2021, the online event on redefining the future of learning in the advanced manufacturing sector organized in partnership with the European Training Foundation and in alliance with IVETAAERENNI, and EAPRIL.
This year the forum addresses three main topics: Digital and green revolutionMicro-credentials and Sharing is caring.
Like every year, the forum is part of a long journey in skills development where international keynote speakers, sponsors, partners, and participants work together to achieve common goals aiming at improving education and TVET.

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Hybrid format

The opening is expected to be hosted in Bologna at the Emilia Romagna Region facilities (Italy), and other activities during the conference will be set at the Municipality of Lisbon (Portugal). The whole conference will also be live-streamed.



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Expected Outcomes

Discussing and analysing the main challenges faced by the Advanced Manufacturing sector regarding:

  • Challenges and new approaches to design new innovative curricula during the pandemic.
  • A systematic approach to skills foresight for curricula development.
  • Design of novel curricula balancing Skills for Life and Skills for Work for full active citizenship of individuals.
  • Advanced Manufacturing sector and responsibility according to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Social innovation, societal impact, societal challenges and ethical issues.
  • “Twin Transformation”, for a green, digital, smart and sustainable growth.


  • Discussing relevant issues in Advanced Manufacturing in relation to TVET systems, public policies, research and good practices for knowledge sharing and mutual improvement.
  • Keeping informed regarding publications and other relevant sources.
  • Inquiring and sharing useful new ideas, materials, suggestions for professionals.
  • Networking for international projects and cooperation with individual speed networking meetings and pitch presentations.

Target participants

From Skillman members and from connected entities:

  • Government officials working in education, industry development, innovation, finance, and planning
  • TVET organisations, schools and universities
  • Industries and SMEs
  • NGOs and civil society organizations
  • Embassies and/or trade commissioners
  • Think-tanks, institutes, academia, and centers of excellence
  • Development partners
  • Experts and researchers



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#inclusive growth
#green growth
#environmental sustainability
#Future Proof TVET”