“Delevering new jobs and skills to our local communities”
The main focus of the workshop is to explain the objectives of the Urban Agenda Partnership on Jobs and Skills. During this session the current state of play of the Partnership will be presented as well as the results of the public consultation on the identified themes. The outcome of this debate and the best practices of the participants will be the first step leading to the preparation of the Action Plan. Participants will be asked to consider how they can contribute to the preparation, implementation and communication of the Action Plan.
For more information about the Urban Agenda, please click here.
For more information on the Jobs and Skills in the Local Economy Partnership, please click here.
10:30 - 11:00: Welcome coffee
11:00 - 11:15: Welcome word of the coordinators
11:15 - 12:45: State of play, results of the public consultation and preparation of Action Plan
12:45 - 13:45: Lunch
13:45 - 15:15: Site visit including presentations on the topic
15:15 - 15:45: Other projects/initiatives to be presented
15:45 - 16:00: Contributions from the participants (support with the implementation and communication of the actions)
RDM Campus, RDM-kade 59, Rotterdam
The city of Rotterdam has a long tradition and experience in social and economic renewal, reinventing its approaches on a regular basis and sharing the results with and learning from other cities in Europe. From this perspective the city is preparing itself for a major transformative change towards a Next Economy. Global trends including disruptive technological innovations, natural resource depletion and climate change bring great challenges to the regional economy. The Roadmap Next Economy includes an integrated assessment of the impact of relevant global trends, resulting in a long term strategy and highly adaptable action program for our regional economy that will stimulate the transition to the next economy, and create an attractive business environment for talents, companies and investors, new business and jobs. The RDM Campus is an excellent example where these developments converge. The facility is a former shipyard (the conference ship SS Rotterdam has been built here) and has been transformed into the hotspot for innovation in the port. The location houses over 40 innovative companies, a large scale technical state of the art education facility and research facilities.
The Partnership identified six thematic areas and formed an equal number of Working Groups to develop each one:
Since February 2017, the Partnership on Jobs and Skills has worked towards defining actions which aim to contribute to and influence European legislation, funding and knowledge exchange. The partnership is currently working to integrate suggested actions into its draft Action Plan with a completion horizon of January 2018.
A background paper with the results of the public consultation will be available before the meeting.
Please note that the background paper will be sent to participants of this workshop prior to the event.