15th & 18th November 2021

Promoted by the Skillman Alliance
in partnership with


It is our great pleasure to invite you to 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 IVETA, AER, ENNI, and EAPRIL.

This year the forum addresses three main topics: Digital and green revolution, Micro-credentials and Sharing is caring.

Every year, the Skillman International Forum is aimed at improving 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 specialization 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 competencies 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
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SIF 2020 sessions plan
Thursday 10 December 2020
Friday 11 December 2020


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industry 4.0
inclusive growth
green growth
environmental sustainability