This symposium will take place on 29 January 2014, from 10:00am – 4:30pm at NH Hotel du Grand Sablon in Brussels. In the EU, more than 20 million jobs are already linked to the environment and the figure will increase as the EU continues its commitment to growing the economy while protecting natural resources.
A key objective of Europe 2020, the strategy for growth and jobs, is to address the need for sustainable and inclusive growth through the promotion of a competitive and greener economy in the EU. As part of the strategy, the EU has committed to offer its support to businesses so they can achieve the shift to a greener economy whilst remaining competitive on the global stage.
This timely international symposium provides an invaluable opportunity for delegates to examine the future of green growth in Europe by focusing on its economic, social and financial aspects. Delegates will explore how future skills-needs can be better anticipated to suit the market and how the green economy can be boosted by investing in green technologies and eco-innovation.
It will support the exchange of ideas and encourage delegates to engage in thought-provoking topical debate. Public Policy Exchange welcomes the participation of all key partners, responsible authorities and stakeholders.
This symposium will proved opportunities to:
•Discuss the future of green jobs in the EU and the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy in Member States,
•Assess the impact of green growth on the job market and the creation of new jobs and skills in line with green technologies,
•Analyse investments and funding opportunities to promote the green transition in Europe,
•Examine eco-innovation projects and explore green growth opportunities across Member States,
•Share best practices on the promotion of green jobs and professional training.
Discussions will be led by representatives from the European Commission, from the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), from EUROCHAMBRES, from the European Climate Foundation and from the Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production.
Small Business Federations, Chambers of Commerce, Social Funds, Environmental Associations, Training Managers, Recruitment Advisers, Organisational Development Professionals, Institutes for Occupational Health, Institutes for Training and Employment, and Trade Unions, among others, are expected to participate.
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