European Steel Day 2012 - Session 3: The importance of green skills in a changing steel industry
The EU has recognised the need to move towards a low-carbon and resource-efficient economy and has responded with the new Europe 2020 strategy. The EU has also acknowledged the critical role of green skills and jobs to support a low-carbon economy. However, there appear to be very few strategic responses that are specifically designed to develop green skills. There’s a real need of teaching a greater number of generic skills - such as improving resource efficiency in the workplace, understanding environmental legislation and green management and communication - will however become increasingly more pertinent for European industry. The project “Greening Technical VET” will be presented in a session that aim at understanding the expectations from the EU institutions on the one hand and present the various on-going studies and projects on the issue of green skills (especially GT VET).
EUROFER Steel Industry members, members of the European Parliament, representatives of European institutions, social partners, company representatives
Brussel, 28th June 2012 in Brussels (The Square Meeting Centre Session 3 – The importance of green skills in a changing steel industry 15:00 – 17:00
Nathalie Darge: N.Darge@eurofer.be