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Wednesday, 10  June 2009

19.30 Welcome cocktail

Thursday, 11 June 2009

09.00-09.30 Registration
Chair: Manfred Tessaring, Cedefop
09.30-10.00 Welcome and introduction to the New Skills for New Jobs initiative
Christian Lettmayr, Deputy Director of Cedefop
Jordi Curell Gotor, DG Education and Culture, European Commission
European skills forecasting: the work in progress
10.00-11.00 Towards regular European skills forecasting: focus on skill supply results
Alena Zukersteinova, Cedefop
and
Rob Wilson, IER - Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick, UK
Discussion
11.00-11.30 Tea/Coffee break
Skills anticipation in a wider context: current challenges (panel discussion)
Chair: Wolfgang Müller, Bundesagentur für Arbeit, Germany
11.30-13.00 Education and the economic crisis: skills for recovery
Dirk Van Damme, OECD

Skills needs in the context of globalisation and technological change
Maarten Goos, University of Leuven, Belgium

Just transition in unjust times: challenges of today, skills for tomorrow
Olga Strietska-Ilina, ILO

Skills for green jobs
Peter Szovics, Cedefop

Crisis as opportunity: from reconstruction to transformation
Riel Miller, xperidox: futures consulting, France
13.00-14.30 Lunch

14.30-16.00

Parallel Sessions I

Chair: Sebastian Stetter, DG EMPL
Rapporteur: Jasper van Loo, Cedefop

Working group I.1: Forecasting skills supply and demand

Forecasting skills supply and demand in Europe
Ben Gardiner, Cambridge Econometrics, UK

Forecasts and potential labour market imbalances
Ben Kriechel, ROA - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market, the Netherlands

Discussion
Chair: Torsten Dunkel, Cedefop
Rapporteur: Bernd Dworschak, FhG-IAO, Germany

Working group I.2: Employers’ surveys on skill needs

Cedefop's feasibility study on employers' surveys on skill needs
Paola Zito and Emilio Colombo, Gruppo CLAS, Italy

Manpower employment outlook survey
Göran Hultin, Caden Corporation, Switzerland 

Discussion
Chair: Milena Stoycheva, CEO, Junior Achievement Young Enterprise, Bulgaria
Rapporteur: Lucie Davoine, DG EAC

Working group I.3: Partnership for skills and employment: education, training and enterprises working together

European university enterprise network
Doru Talaba, University Transilvania of Braşov, Romania

Education Intelligence - lessons learnt and further actions
Marita Aho, Confederation of Finnish Industries, Finland

Discussion

16.00-16.30 |Tea/Coffee break
16.30-18.00

Parallel Sessions II

Chair: Julia González, University of Deusto, Spain
Rapporteur: Jasper van Loo, Cedefop

Working group II.1: Skill mismatch

Addressing skill mismatch in difficult times
Peter Sloane, University of Melbourne, Australia

Job polarisation in Europe: the roles of technology and globalisation
Maarten Goos and Anna Salomons, University of Leuven, Belgium

Discussion
Chair: Radoslaw Owczarzak, Eurofound
Rapporteur: Bernd Dworschak, FhG-IAO, Germany

Working group II.2: Skill needs in sectors

Key findings from the 16 sector study
Manuel Hubert, DG EMPL

Informing sector skills councils

Katerina Rüdiger, UKCES, UK

Discussion
Chair: Gerard Walker, Forfas, Ireland
Rapporteur: Lucie Davoine, DG EAC

Working group II.3: Partnership for skills and employment: best practices of partnerships at national and regional level


The role of forecast in national policy making: Czech experience
Vera Czesaná and Jiri Branka, National Training Fund,  National Observatory of Employment & Training, Czech Republic

The role of regional observatories in France to anticipate and match skills and jobs
Christine Bruniaux, Observatoire régional de l'emploi et de la formation, France

Discussion
18.30 Conference buffet on Cedefop's roof terrace

Friday, 12 June 2009

Matching skills and jobs: the next steps
Chair: Torsten Dunkel, Cedefop
09.30-10.30 Working group reports
Summary reports from the parallel sessions
Discussion
10.30-11.00 Beyond 2010: What role for New Skills for New Jobs?
Xavier Prats-Monné, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, European Commission
Discussion
11.00-11.30 Tea/Coffee break
11.30-12.30 Matching skills and jobs: key policy challenges (roundtable discussion)
Chair: Ioanna Nezi, Cedefop

Manfred Tessaring, Cedefop
Arnold Jonk, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences, the Netherlands
Gordon Clark, DG Education and Culture, European Commission
Bruno Coquet, EMCO - Employment Committee
Anders Vind, LO - The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions, Denmark
Dorthe Andersen, Confederation of Danish Employers, Denmark
12.30-.13.00 Conclusions: the way forward
Xavier Prats-Monné, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, European Commission
Aviana Bulgarelli, Director of Cedefop
13.00 End of conference & lunch
15.00 Excursion to Petralona and Nea Kallikratia