We are pleased to announce the 1st PILLARS Conference on Education, Skills, and Worker Retraining, jointly organized by the ifo Institute, Munich and the Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt. T
Please note that due to the current Covid situation the conference will run in an online format and the dates have been changed to Thursday 17 and Friday 18 February 2022.
The main objective of the Horizon2020 project PILLARS is to provide policy makers and the public with information about what kind of (new) skills will be in demand and how to revise education and training systems to create the opportunities to acquire them. See Prof Oliver Falck and Prof Maria Savona explain how we are doing that in this introduction video.
What is the Expert Group on Future Technologies, Skills and Inclusive Labour Markets? It is YOUR opportunity to engage with key policy makers in the government, academia, industry and civil society sectors, as well as, with the PILLARS project team to support the development of inclusive and evidence-based labour market policies.
Technological progress is influencing the way we live and work. Labour markets will adapt and demand new skills. New jobs will evolve, while others are likely to disappear. Three main factors have dominated European labour markets in recent decades and are likely to continue to influence them in the future: technological change, international trade and industrial transformation. However, it is not yet clear how exactly such advances will transform our labour markets. This is where PILLARS comes in. The first phase of the project is centred around taking stock.