MEETING OF THE EMPLOYERS’ GROUP (GROUP I) OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE

During the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, on the 22 and 23 of March, at Boyana Residence will be held a meeting of the Employers’ Group (Group I) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

The theme of the meeting is "Bridging the skills gap for growth and job creation – business perspective".

The event is organized by EESC and the Association of the organizations of Bulgarian Employers, which is chaired by the BIA in 2018 on a rotating basis.

As of now ministers and other officials from EU member states have confirmed their presence.

Moderators of the meeting will be Mr. Rumen Radev (BICA) and Mrs. Zhana Velichkova (Bulgarian Soft Drinks Association). 

Ongoing megatrends such as globalisation, digitalisation and demographic change have a significant impact on labour markets and businesses across Europe. 40% of European employers have difficulty in finding people with the skills they need to grow and innovate. At the same time, 70 million Europeans lack adequate reading and writing skills and even more have poor numeracy and digital skills.

How do we bridge the skills gap? How do we adapt education systems to the challenges of today? What should be done at European and national level? Together, we will attempt to answer these questions at the conference on "Bridging the skills gap for growth and job creation – business perspective". High-level representatives of employers' organisations, policy-makers and academics will discuss and share best practice in order to put forward ideas and solutions.

AGENDA I PRACTICAL NOTE

See the event in the calendar of the Bulgarian Presidency. 

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