NEW SKILLS AGENDA FOR EUROPE - Addressing the digital skills shortage

29 November 2016 - 02:00 - 30 November 2016 - 01:00
In this discussion with Claire Bury, European Commission Deputy Director General for Communications, Networks, Content and Technology, participants will explore the European Commission strategy for addressing the digital skills shortage, and especially the opportunities raised by the "Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition" action, part of the New Skills Agenda for Europe.

About What the Chiefs Say: This exclusive series of events brings together small groups of our senior-level members to discuss topical issues with a key decision-maker. These roundtable conversations will feature influential figures from international institutions, parliaments, governments, business, NGOs and the media. In each 60-minute session, members will have a chance to put their questions to those who call the shots. The events are insightful and interactive, tackling the burning issues of the day. Participation is by invitation only.


8.30 – 9.00  Welcome and registration of participants
9.00 – 10.00 New skills agenda for Europe: Addressing the digital skills shortage
10.00  End of debate

Introductory remarks
Claire Bury/ European Commission Deputy Director General for Communications, Networks, Content and Technology

Moderated by
Dharmendra Kanani/ Director of Strategy at Friends of Europe


The financial crisis has profoundly affected our confidence in an economic model that has prevailed for decades. The limitations of monetary policy have come into sharp focus, notably its inability to discriminate between regions, sectors or individuals – and, in the eurozone, countries too.

This event is exclusively for Friends of Europe members and by invitation only.
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Natasha Ibbotson, Senior Programme and Partnership Development Manager
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Event starts
29 November