BusinessEurope - Fact-finding Seminar on Digitalisation in the World of Work

BusinessEurope - Fact-finding Seminar on Digitalisation in the World of Work

Date: 
28 February 2019 - 9:00am
Host organisation: 
BusinessEurope
Country: 
EU
City & meeting location: 
Brussels
Short summary: 

On February 28, 2019, BusinessEurope, ETUC and SMEUnited organised the "Fact-finding Seminar on Digitalisation in the World of Work". The EU STEM Coalition was invited to provide a presenation to the social partners on the Dutch/Danish/Estonian 'Technology Pact' approach. In this approach the national objectives for STEM and digital skills are outlined in a 'Pact' signed by (in the Dutch case) over 60 key-stakeholders, including three national ministries, the regions, employer-organisations, labour unions and the education sectors. The presentation was given by Geert Asselbergs (coordinator of the EU STEM Coalition and Anne Marie Heij (representative of the Dutch metal industry assocation). The meeting is part of a larger series of fact-finding seminars. 

Objective of the meeting: 

The fact-finding seminars are organised in preparation of the negotiation of a European social partner framework agreement on this topic. The objective of the presentation of the EU STEM Coalition is to provide inspiration from existing, effective cooperation practices on Member State-level.

Description: 

The Fact-Finding Seminar on Digitalisation in the World of Work was designed to pave the way for the negotiation of a European social partner framework agreement on the topic of digitalisation. The EU STEM Coalition was invited to provide a presentation on the Dutch/Danish/Estonian 'Technology Pact' approach (for more info about the Dutch Technology Pact, click here).

 

The presentation covered:

 

  • A brief overview of the evolution of Dutch national STEM strategies and their implementation / impact
  • The structure and governance model of the current Technology Pact (2013-2020)
  • International transferability of the model (specific focus on the recent launch of the Danish Technology Pact)
  • Employers perspective with specific focus on VET (reflection by Mrs. Anne Marie Heij representing the Dutch metal industry association)
Next steps: 

A follow-up seminar has been scheduled for June 26, 2019. The EU STEM Coalition was invited to participate.