WS 05 2019

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Consolidated programme 2019 overview

Title: Transforming skills to meet innovation challenges

Proposals assigned to this session: ID 20, 111, 193, 207 – list of all proposals as pdf

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Session teaser

Labour market is facing a global skills crisis that could offset the economic promise of technological innovation. At the same time, the demand for new approaches to learning is growing as fast as never before. This session will examine the potential of new learning opportunities for building skills needed to meet innovation challenges and offer recommendations for businesses, policy makers, and job seekers among all generations aimed at creating sustainable working environment in digital age.

Session description

Rapid technological development made humanity face an unprecedented challenge of constant learning through transformation of skills and increased adaptability. To be able to catch up with innovations individuals and organizations need to continuously improve their skills and upgrade their working methods. Understanding emerging technologies and thinking beyond them is a key precondition for smooth adaptation to innovative business ideas and successful integration in emergent business models. During this session, the learning methods required to deal with skills crisis will be discussed. This session is aimed at getting to know what skills organizations are looking for when hiring new employees to be prepared for and produce innovations themselves, exploring the success and failure factors of startups, delving into governments’ initiatives in innovative education for young generation, as well as analyzing how different generations are accepting the change of innovation paradigm.

This session will gather representatives of various stakeholder groups to make the discussion as diverse and comprehensive as possible. Moreover, we expect each of you to be an active participant and contributor to the session, which will be possible due to an interactive format of fish bowl that we are going to use. Join us and let’s innovate together during the session and beyond.


Fish Bowl – we will have invited speakers sitting in a semicircle and presenting their views on one of the selected issues in a short and concise manner. The rest of the group will be sitting in a bigger semicircle, or any other open format without the tables. One chair in the smaller semicircle should always be kept vacant for anyone from the audience to jump into the discussion at any point. If the empty chair is taken, one of the speakers has to leave his place to open space for new participants to join and present their views. The moderator will be facilitating the discussion, and making sure the discussion stays within the remit of the session. Due to interactive format of the session and welcoming atmosphere created by the setup, we expect all attendees to feel comfortable to join the discussion.

Further reading

  1. Technology, jobs, and the future of work, McKinsey Global Institute
  2. The Digital Labour Market, Global Opportunity Explorer
  3. How to unlock Europe’s digital growth potential, Ernst & Young
  4. Delivering digital skills: A guide to preparing the workforce for an inclusive digital economy, Readie
  5. Strategies for the New Economy: Skills as the Currency of the Labour Market, World Economic Forum
  6. Weconomics: ‘Work Less, Achieve More’


Until .

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Focal Points

  • Olga Kyryliuk, The Influencer Platform
  • Oliana Sula, University "Aleksander Moisiu" Durres/Estonian Business School

Organising Team (Org Team) List them here as they sign up.

  • Erklina Denja, Magnific shpk Finance Accounting
  • Anne Joldersma
  • Artemia-Dimitra Korovesi
  • Diona Kusari
  • Sabrina Vorbau, European Schoolnet

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  • Ana Maria Correa, Geneva Internet Platform

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