9th European Business Summit – Europe in the world: Leading or lagging?: extracts from session 3 with the participation of László Andor

Type: Speech - summary   Reference: I-069949   Duration: 10:02:09  Lieu:
End production: 18/05/2011   First transmission: 18/05/2011
On 19 May 2011, László Andor, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, participated in the 9th European Business Summit (EBS) in Brussels. This edition it intended to focus on Europe’s place in the global economy. It also analysed in which areas is the EU lagging behind and what are the business opportunities where it can regain the lead.

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10:00:05 Title 00:00:11
10:00:16 László Andor, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, at the 9th European Business Summit (2 shots) 00:00:24
10:00:41 Soundbite by László Andor (in ENGLISH): we still have around 23 million people unemployed in the EU and the lack of adequate skills are very much a major factor behind this picture; it has been recognised long time ago by the EC that this needs to be at the hart of the employment strategy. 00:00:05
10:00:46 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:28
10:01:15 Soundbite by László Andor (in ENGLISH): we need to be as specific as possible with professions, what content need to be provided through education and training; we need to be age conscient because there are specific needs in the different age groups. And we also need to have a kind of territorial vision because the landscape in Europe is quite uneven. 00:00:19
10:01:34 Soundbite by László Andor (in ENGLISH): the question of green jobs and green skills: there is practically no profession, no sector, and no job unaffected by this transition to a low carbon and more sustainable economy. And we need to be prepared to support this from the EU level. 00:00:01
10:01:36 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:26
10:02:02 Soundbite by László Andor (in ENGLISH): obviously the question is how well we can connect the entry to the labour market with the performance of the school system? This is very important and it needs to be encouraged that business, stakeholders in the economy play a role in developing the content of education, especially vocational training and also higher education in order to prepare a better match. 00:00:07
10:02:09 Exterior view of the meeting building 00:00:00
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