Skills and Employment

Europe’s greatest resource is its people. In a globally competing world, the future of Europe and its industries depends on the workforce of today and tomorrow. Europe can improve its innovation capacity and productivity by fostering people's skills throughout their lives while setting the right policy framework for employment.

ERT strongly encourages the EU and its Member States to continue to invest in education and training all along people's careers. Industry and education need to work together to create a new dynamic that closes the skills gap, especially in fields such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Europe requires more people with an entrepreneurial spirit to create tomorrow's start-ups or to propose new concepts, drive innovative product development and set-up and run new business units in existing companies. The high youth unemployment rate merits specific attention.

Documents

Press Release

Frank Heemskerk appointed new Secretary General of the European Round Table of Industrialists

The European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT) has appointed Frank Heemskerk as ERT Secretary General with effect from 1 January 2019. He will take over from Brian Ager who will retire in January after 8 years in the role. Frank is a Dutch national who has served at the World Bank and has held...
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Carl-Henric Svanberg appointed Chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists

Carl-Henric Svanberg, current Chairman of BP and AB Volvo, has been appointed Chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT). Carl-Henric, a Member of the ERT since 2010, is one of Europe’s most experienced and respected industrial leaders. He takes over the role from Benoît Potier,...
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Industry Changemakers: New online platform on European industry’s value to society

Discover our stories on how European industry contributes to people, the planet and innovation

-- industry-changemakers.ert.eu -- For many decades Europe has been a global force for economic prosperity, social progress and environmental protection. Built on a unique foundation of norms and values such as respect for individual freedoms, security, social cohesion and cultural diversity, it...
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