18.03.2019

Participation of the Digital Labour Market team in the EUandU conference in Greece

The Representation of the European Commission in Greece organised a two-day conference in Athens (Tuesday 29/1 - Wednesday 30/1) on Employment, Investments & Entrepreneurship, with a focus on young people.

On the first day, Vice-President of the European Commission, Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, informed participants on the actions and policies of the European Commission and answered various questions from the audience.

These questions covered a broad range of topics from Greece’s economic future to the opportunities that the EU could bring (e.g. European Fund for Strategic Investments; European Innovation Council; InvestEU; Cohesion Policy).

Moreover, the Vice President highlighted the enabling role the EU has in creating new markets (e.g. through the circular economy and artificial intelligence), which would provide opportunities to many businesses and opportunities.

On the second day, experts in the field of employment and entrepreneurship, representatives of successful start-ups, investors and public bodies presented opportunities in the field of employment and entrepreneurship.

The Digital Labour Market team of Skills and Qualifications unit of DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, presented ESCO and the new Europass in a workshop during the second day of the conference.The focus of the event was young job seekers as well as start-ups.

The aim was to inform them about existing employment opportunities and possibilities through "world café sessions" and online participation.

Activities also focused on more practical topics such as job interviews, CV preparation, networking, coaching, the use of new technologies, access to finance and investment opportunities where participants were able to work together and talk with experts in those fields.

For more information about the programme of the event, you can consult the following link.