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.
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.
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 follow-up seminar has been scheduled for June 26, 2019. The EU STEM Coalition was invited to participate.
The Communication on the European Education Area outlines how cooperation can further enrich the quality, inclusiveness and digital and green dimension of Member State education systems. It shows how together, Member States can shape a European Education Area based on freedom for learners and teachers to learn and work across the continent and for institutions to freely associate with one another in Europe and beyond.
The EU STEM Coalition was included in the objectives of the Communication. For more information and the full text, please see the link above.