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Monday 9 November 2020

Session 1:
LIVE DISCUSSION 1: SKILLS FOR THE GREEN ECONOMY
14.00 - 14.05
Introduction

Norbert Schöbel, Team Leader, Apprenticeships, VET and Adult Learning
DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
14.05 - 15.00
Discussion

- Barbara Archesso, Project Manager of Life Foster, a project led by Italian consortium for VET, ENAIP NET. A best practice case on food waste reduction from the Italian Platform for Circular Economy.

- Chiara Palazzetti, Project Manager at FORMA.Azione, education and training provider operating in different economic sectors, including environmental protection and renewable energies, Italy.

- Richard Pond, Policy Officer at European Federation of Public Services Unions (EPSU), trade union representing workers in the energy, water and waste sectors, health and social services and local, regional and central government.

- Stelina Chatzichristou, Expert, Cedefop, EU agency for the development of vocational training and author of the Skills for Green Jobs Report.

15:00 - 15:15
Moderated Q&A
Session 2:
LIVE DISCUSSION 2: DIGITAL SKILLS IN APPRENTICESHIPS
15:30 - 15:35
Introduction

Chiara Rondino, Head of Unit
Apprenticeships, VET and Adult Learning
DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
15:35 - 16:30
Discussion

- Cristina Romero, Training coordinator at Inercia Digital, a digital skills training provider, Spain.

- Daniel Schrapp, Project Manager of #HESSENbildung.digital at HessenChemie, the Association of Chemical and Related Industry Employers for the State of Hesse, Germany.

- Safet Getxhaliu, President of the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce, representing Western Balkan 6 Chamber Investment Forum, a regional platform of Chambers of Commerce, WB6 CIF.

16:30 - 16:45
Moderated Q&A

Tuesday 10 November 2020

Session 3:
High-level event - Apprenticeships and the twin green and digital transitions
Opening session
14:00 - 14:10
Welcome 

Video address from Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit
Green Transitions
14:10 - 14:50
Panel discussion: Apprenticeships and the green economy: integrating green skills into apprenticeship schemes

- Alexandre Grillat, national secretary of CFE-CGC ENERGIES, trade union representing employees in the energy sector and organisers of #Skills2Power, France.

- Alfonso Balsamo, Policy officer at Confindustria, employer’s federation representing manufacturing and service companies, Italy.

- Michael Fitzgerald, Technical Training & Development Manager at Electricity Supply Board (ESB) Networks, large electricity company active in the apprenticeships field, Ireland.

Digital Transitions
15:00 - 15:15
The European Apprentice's Network view on the digital transition

Matthäus Fandrejewski, European Apprentice's Network
15:15 - 16:00
Panel discussion: Apprenticeships and digital skills: challenges and opportunities

- Attila Szekely, VP Enterprise Business at OpenClassrooms, an online education platform providing courses in digital skills and entrepreneurship, France.

- Belén Sánchez, Head of the International Department at the Fundación Secretariado Gitano (FSG),representing Empleando Digital, last year’s European Social Fund Award winner 2019 focused on digitalisation and technological change in VET, Spain.

- Markus Bell, Head of Global Vocational and Training department at SAP, software company incorporating Industry 4.0 into apprentice training, Germany.

Closing session
16:00 - 16:15
Digital skills in apprenticeships: the international perspective

Ashwani Aggarwal, International Labour Organisation
16:15 - 16:25
Action Plan for the Alliance

Norbert Schöbel, Team Leader, Apprenticeships, VET and Adult Learning
DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
16:25 - 16:45
Newcomer session

Norbert Schöbel, Team Leader, Apprenticeships, VET and Adult Learning, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and selected newcomers.
16:45 - 17:00
Closing remarks

Manuela Geleng, Director of Skills
DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

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