15 May - 9.00am - 1.00pm
With rising unemployment, especially among members of Europe's younger generation, there is a need to put the issue of skills and education high up on the agenda. Simultaneously, there are millions of unfilled jobs in Europe. This summit will bring together senior stakeholders for a lively debate on the future of Europe's employment and education policies. Sessions will address, amongst other topics, the skills mismatch, education systems and possible gaps, how entrepreneurship should be encouraged, what role for all stakeholders and what an EU-wide jobs strategy should look like.
This summit will bring together a varied line-up of speakers, including young entrepreneurs and voices of youth from across Europe. The conference will include questions from young European citizens thanks to Debating Europe.
- Ruairí Quinn, Irish Minister for Education and Skills
- Péter "HP" Halácsy, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Prezi
- Androulla Vassiliou, EU Commissioner for Education & Youth
- Dimitris Tsigos, President of the European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs (YES) and European Young Leader: '40 under 40'
- Mariana Câmpeanu, Romanian Minister for Labour, Family and Social Protection
- Carmen Costea, Bucharest University Spiru Haret Vice Rector
- Andrea Gerosa, Founder of ThinkYoung
- Massimiliano Mascherini, Lead Researcher of the Eurofound report: "NEETs - Young people not in employment, education or training: Characteristics, costs and policy responses in Europe"
- Ursula Renold, Head of the Comparative Education System Research Division at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)
- Koos Richelle, European Commission Director General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
- Agnes Roman, ETUC Education Advisor
- Stefano Scarpetta, Deputy Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the OECD
- Frank Vandenbroucke, Professor at the Research Centre of Public Economics at KU Leuven and Friends of Europe Trustee
WHERE AND WHEN:
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 from 09.00 to 13.00 CET in Brussels.
09.00 - 10.00 Skills shortages in a dwindling EU workforce
10.30 - 11.30 New policies today for the youth of tomorrow
12.00 - 13.00 Getting young people into jobs - What works best?
In the lead up to the event, Friends of Europe has published contributions on the summit topics from experts such as Tony Wagner, Harvard's first Innovation Education Fellow ("How do we educate students to be innovators?"), as well as other contributions from summit panellists. You can find a full listing of their contributions here.