We need to equip our workforces with the skills to accompany this transformation

That is why the European Social Partners call on policy makers to:

  • Promote workforce adaptability and versatility
  • Focus on upskilling and life-long learning
  • Facilitate workers' mobility
  • Anticipate future skills needs
  • Create conditions for high-quality mentorship
  • Raise awareness and attractiveness of the sector
  • Provide a one-stop-shop for a coherent European Skills Strategy

"The subject of skills and qualifications is a burning one for our industry in order to stay competitive and to offer attractive workplaces and opportunities for career development to workers in the European Paper Industry", said Luc Triangle, General Secretary of industriAll Europe. "industriAll is convinced that Social Dialogue is an excellent tool to identify skills gaps and develop joint ideas to overcome them."

Sylvain Lhôte, Director General of CEPI: "Future skills and jobs lie at the heart of industry transformation and the bio-economy transition in Europe. Our industry has a strong innovation and investment agenda ahead to make transformation to happen here in Europe. We need to equip our workforces with the skills to accompany this transformation."

Read "Future Skills for the Paper Industry" EN, DE, FR, IT, PL, SV.

The project deliverables were presented at a conference held in Brussels on 24 November that gathered some 100 participants and are available online in 6 language versions.

Corinna Zierold
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