Upskilling & Reskilling as part of the Well-Being of the European Workforce

Thursday 28 October 2021 | Location: Online

Current major issues have profoundly changed the way we work, highlighting the crucial needs for European societies to constantly develop the skills of workers and their well-being. Life-long-learning schemes, upskilling and reskilling are the cornerstones to empower workers to steadily face the most important shifts in the workplace and the job market, brought by globalisation, digitalisation, robotisation and the green transition.

Additionally, the current COVID-19 pandemic, by moving millions of European workers out of offices and into their homes, has a major effect on the redefinition of well-being in the workplace. As the frontier between work and private life gets thinner, new questions arise and a new approach to the well-being at work will have to emerge out of the pandemic.

In 2020, the European Commission launched its “Pact for Skills” and has invited public and private organisations to take concrete actions to upskill and reskill people in the support of a fair and resilient recovery. In a changing world, the key to the improvement of the well-being of workers can be found in the development of skills programmes by public authorities and companies. Upskilling and reskilling are an essential part of a healthy workplace and, ultimately, healthy people. Upskilling & reskilling programmes that takes the well-being of the workforce into account need to  be developed.

The coalition All Policies for a Healthy Europe is keen to demonstrate the interlinkages between health and all other major aspects in European citizens’ lives. In the event, a wide panel of organisations and institutions will exchange on the topic and share flagship actions and best practices on upskilling and reskilling as part of the well-being of European citizens.

Join an insightful and lively discussion on life-long learning and how the issue of skills interlinks with the improvement of the well-being in the workplace. We will hear from key speakers from the EU institutions, the business sector and civil society!


Introductory remark

Manuela Geleng, European Commission, Director for Jobs and Skills, DG EMPL

 Panel discussion

  • Guy De Grauwe, Vice-President of theEuropean Federation for Company Sport
  • Annemarie Muntz, Managing Director Labor Market Strategy, RandstadHealthy Europe Corporate Knowledge Partner
  • Andy Bleaden, Director Ecosystems and Membership at ECHAlliance Healthy Europe Knowledge Partner

Moderator : Jennifer Baker, Journalist, EURACTIV

Schedule: 10:00 – 11:30 CET


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