10th & 11th December 2020 @Online

2020/12/10 09:30:00
Promoted by the Skillman Alliance
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The Network launches the 6th edition of the yearly SIF – SKILLMAN.EU INTERNATIONAL FORUM 2020, about redefining the future of learning, on December 10th and 11th 2020.

This year, due to the current uncertainties brought by the COVID-19 and the impossibility to mobilize a great crowd to attend the event,  the SIF will be hosted online, guaranteeing inclusion and high participation rates.

SIF 2020 is aimed at improvement of TVET and education in the field of the advanced manufacturing sector bringing together practitioners, innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of  Vocational Education and training to a common forum. The primary goal of the conference is to encourage the adoption of systematic approaches to skills anticipation/foresight: we need to join forces to promote an approach to curriculum design based on skills foresight analysis and which must involve, through a multi-channel engagement plan, all the actors and stakeholders that are also involved into the regional smart specialisation platforms.

We believe that ethical principles for education should not only inspire strategic action plans and systemic changes but also make possible the recognition and integration of ethical competences in new and revised curricula for promoting equity, justice, fairness and a culture of peace in societies.

Thus, it will be a great opportunity to speak out and raise awareness of your activities and research in the related field.

SIF in focus: presentations abstracts and topics

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
SIF 2020 sessions plan
Thursday 10 December 2020
Friday 11 December 2020

Peer Learning Clubs

Peer Learning Clubs are focus groups of experts within the Skillman network who regularly gather to discuss TVET-related topics.

Their interactions will result in the writing of four policy papers, which will be officially presented at the Skillman International Forum 2020.


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