Sector Skills Alliances Info Day

06 December 2018 14:00
06 December 2018 16:30


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The Sector Skills Alliances Info Day will be held on 6 December 2018 at the Borschette centre, Brussels, Belgium.

Sector Skills Alliances aim at tackling skills gaps with regard to one or more occupational profiles in a specific sector. They do so by identifying existing or emerging sector-specific labour market needs (demand side), and by enhancing the responsiveness of initial and continuing vocational education and training (VET) systems, at all levels, to the labour market needs (supply side). Read more on the action here.

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) together with the Commission Services (DGEAC) will organise a web streaming Info session to explain the new funding opportunities. Speakers will present the policy framework of this call and provide advice on preparing and submitting proposals.The Draft Agenda will be the following:


14:00 CET Welcome - Tapio SÄÄVÄLÄ, Head of Unit (EACEA) 
14:05 CET Policy context, objectives of the call and expected resultsLuca PIROZZI, (DG EMPL)
14:20 CET Panel presentation on eligibility, award criteria and submission of applicationsMichèle GROMBEER, Head of Sector; Vytaute EZERSKIENE, Pavol KREMPASKY, Project Managers (EACEA)
14:55 CET Financial issues - Damiano CARBONI, Financial Officer (EACEA)
15:05 CET Questions and Answers All speakers, moderation Michèle GROMBEER (EACEA)
15:25 CET Blueprint for sectoral cooperation on skillsMinna NURMINEN, (DG EMPL)
15:35 CET

Panel presentation on Blueprint piloted sectors:

  •  Batteries for electro-mobility - HOCINE Mehdi (DG GROW)
  •  Bio-economy, new technologies & innovation in agriculture - Teresa LOPEZ-GARCIA- USACH (DG AGRI)
  •  Defence technologies - TSIGARIDAS Elektra (DG GROW)
  •  Digitalisation of the energy value chain - PEREZ CALDENTEY (DG ENER)
  •  Energy-intensive industries/industrial symbiosis - GRIGORE Ana (DG RTD)
  •  Microelectronic manufacturing & design – SIMON Christine (DG CNECT)
16:20 CET Questions and Answers All speakers, moderation Michèle GROMBEER (EACEA)
16:30 CET Closure of the event - Tapio SÄÄVÄLÄ (EACEA)


This year the Info Day will take the form of a live web-streaming. More information will be released soon.

Practical Details


Borschette centre,Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium