This conference will mark the launch of the European Defence Skills Partnership.
Lowri Evans, Director General of DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs will initiate the partnership. She will moderate a panel where high-level representatives from industry will participate. These representatives include industry, academia and authorities. They'll discuss a common European defence skills strategy and its contribution to the availability of advanced and rapidly changing technological skills in the defence industry.
The event will address:
- education and training for defence industrial skills
- EU programmes and initiatives
- the use of structural funds
These methods can be used to address skills at national and regional levels and to foster synergies with initiatives and instruments to benefit the sector.