Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro

Conference on the future of work

01/11/2018 - 13:55
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The European Training Foundation (ETF) will organise a conference ‘Skills for the Future: Managing Transition’, which will take place in Turin, Italy, on 21-22 November 2018.

The event will put a spotlight on the future of work and skills from a new perspective: the one of transition and developing countries neighbouring the EU. Participants from more than 50 countries – entrepreneurs, training providers, policy makers, innovators – will be attending with the aim of exploring how transition countries can respond to global trends shaping the labour market of tomorrow, from a skills perspective. Together with other events taking place in the EU’s neighbouring countries, the Skills4Future conference is branded as part of the European Vocational Skills Week, the EC’s initiative to raise awareness on the wide range of opportunities available through vocational education and training.

The Director of the ETF, Cesare Onestini said: “The capacity of the EU and its neighbouring countries to adapt education and training systems will determine how well we are preparing the next generation to raise above the challenges of the present – harnessing their potential to contribute to inclusive growth and stability”.

For those unable to attend there will be a webstream of the conference. The two plenaries (mornings of 21 and 22 November) will be web-streamed both on the ETF’s website and on Politico Europe. A dedicated ‘Webstreaming’ button will appear soon on the menu of the Skills4Future website.


The European Training Foundation (ETF) is the agency of the European Union in charge of sustaining EU’s candidate and neighbouring countries to reform their own education and labour market systems. By supporting human capital development, the ETF contributes to social and economic development and to long-term political stability in the EU neighbourhood.

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