Erasmus+ FIELDS – ANALYSIS OF SKILLS GAPS AND STRATEGIES FOR BIOECONOMY, DIGITALISATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
22 June 2021, 14.30 - 17.00 CEST, ONLINE Workshop
There are new challenges and opportunities for agriculture today, driven by the climate change, the greening of the products and processes, the reuse of side-stream products, the raised complexity of the chain and the increased availability of information.
However, to successfully address and react to these drivers, agriculture and forestry needs new business models and skills. The identification of existing and emerging skills needs in bio-economy, sustainability and for the use of digital technology, is of paramount importance in order to develop a strategic approach to keep the European agricultural sector competitive and sustainable in the long term.
The multi-stakeholder approach in the FIELDS project, with 30 partners from 12 countries (HEI, VET providers, agricultural and forestry sector representatives and agri-food industry) will allow tackling the complexity of the issues EU agriculture faces today.
The FIELDS approach, starting from the current and future trends and skills needed, will lead to a sustainable European strategy to address these skill gaps. Since agriculture issues and opportunities differs a lot from country to country, the EU strategy will be customised to have a country strategy for 7 countries. It will address country-specific actions, occupational profiles and training material to reflect the country needs while keeping EU quality standards (ESCO, EQAVET, ECVET) to address the mobility of learners through Europe concretely.
In the workshop we provide the first results of co-creation meetings that involved 30 partners, in the domain of agriculture, agri-food industry and forestry, and we will present the ongoing activities.
14:30 Welcome and Project presentation, Remigio Berruto (UNITO)
14:45 European priorities and need for training on agriculture, bioeconomy and agri-food sector Management, Daniele Rossi (Chairman Copa Cogeca, R&I)
15:00 Focus group and survey results about skills gaps, Luis Mayor (ISEKI)
15:15 Trend and Scenario analysis Jacques Trienekens (WUR)
15:30 The view of agricultural sector, Billy Goodburn (ICOS)
15:45 The view of forestry sector, Giulia Fadini (Cepi)
16:00 The view of food industry sector, Jonas Lazaro-Mojica (FDE)
16:15 Profiles and skill needs, Alexandre Morin (AC3A)
16:30 Pact for Skills: new tools to boost the upskilling and reskilling of the workforce, Giuseppe Pellegrino, Federico Guzzo (DG AGRI)
16:45 Final remarks and closing, All
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