Pact for Skills Forum: ECRN presented the achievements

Pact for Skills Forum: ECRN presented the achievements

Monika Banka, on behalf of ECRN, participated as speaker to the PactForSkills Forum. Esteemed guests attended the event, among them also the Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton.

The inaugural Biennial Skills Forum provided a platform for both current and prospective members of the Pact to reinforce their commitment to advancing upskilling and reskilling efforts across Europe. This forum facilitated a comprehensive review of the Pact’s achievements to date, while also shaping its future trajectory.

Key objectives of the Forum included facilitating engagement between participants and stakeholders of the Pact for Skills, as well as experts in the upskilling and reskilling domain at European, national, and regional levels. Additionally, it aimed to establish a forum for the exchange of best practices in upskilling and reskilling initiatives among Pact members, showcasing the commitments made by Large-scale Skills Partnerships during the European Year of Skills.

The Forum provided also networking opportunities for participants to collaborate with other relevant stakeholders within their respective fields and encouraged reflection on strategies to build upon the progress made by Pact members. Furthermore, it offered insights into available funding opportunities to support upskilling and reskilling endeavors.

Regarding the ‘Achievements so far’ session in which ECRN took part, the objective was to allow representatives from Pact members, as well as large-scale and regional skills partnerships, to present their notable accomplishments and primary advantages realized under the Pact for Skills since its inception.

The ECRN has seen significant progress and benefits thus far in its journey. With the successful completion of 2 conferences, undertaking 3 projects, and conducting 1 survey, ECRN has showcased its commitment to fostering collaboration and addressing crucial issues within the chemical industry.

Moreover, the Pact for Skills has played a pivotal role in augmenting cooperation among ECRN members. By providing a platform to work on specific topics, exchange best practices, and devise suitable solutions, the Pact for Skills has been instrumental in navigating the challenges associated with the green and digital transition of the chemical sector. This collaborative effort has not only enhanced the industry’s resilience but also positioned it better for future growth and development.

Furthermore, the impact of the Pact for Skills extends beyond immediate achievements. It has the potential to influence the future skills policy landscape on multiple levels—regional, national, and European. By fostering long-term thinking and strategic planning, the Pact for Skills sets the stage for sustained progress and innovation in the chemical industry. It serves as a catalyst for shaping policies that are not only responsive to current needs but also adaptable to future challenges and opportunities. In essence, the Pact for Skills is not just about short-term projects; it’s about laying the foundation for a dynamic and resilient industry ecosystem.