steeluniversity have joined ESSA, the European Steel Skills Agenda, to develop a Blueprint for a sustainable steel industry and coordinated European steel skills agenda. As the learning and training program of World Steel Association, we are working into this project to develop an industry driven pro-active skills strategy


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ESSA was awarded by the "University of Deusto - Banco Santander" 2021 award to the best project with Research with social and scientific impact"!

Through the Research Awards UD-Santander, the University of Deusto and Banco Santander support the development of excellent research which seeks to respond to the challenges of today's society and influence its transformation. This award seeks to recognize and reward the research of excellence developed by the research teams of the University of Deusto attending to its scientific and social impacts.
The research work "New Skills Agenda Steel: Industry-driven sustainable European Steel Skills Agenda and Strategy (ESSA)" to define and develop future job profiles in the steel sector won first prize. The ESSA project aims to define and develop future job profiles in various areas, starting from the steel sector, that serves as a spearhead for others. Its objective is to design and deploy a coordinated, sustainable and industry-driven plan towards a European Skills Agenda.

The news appeared at several media, a national level newspaper ( )and a regional one (, among others.




ESSA Mid-Term Conference         

20th January 2021

The ESSA Mid-Term / Intermediary conference with the title "Skills and Jobs in the Future-Proven Steel Industry" will take place in Duisburg in the thyssenkrupp Steel Europe Training Centre on 27th and 28th May 2021. Parallel to this, online streaming is also offered.

The conference will include first results of the European Steel Skills Alliance, a sectoral Blueprint cofunded by the European Commission via the Erasmus+ programme. The first is centred on the Blueprint prototype as well as other sectoral EU Blueprints (cooperation). On the second day, the event will focus on rollout and implementation of ESSA. Please have a look at the complete programme below.


 The full programme of the Conference is available here:


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Presentation at steelTalks by A. Schröder

18th December 2020

On 16 December 2020, Antonius Schröder presented the project ESSA at steelTalks an event of the steeluniversity.

Please have a look on the presentation as well as the factsheet which were create for this occasion.

For more information on different steelTalks events, please visit this page.






ESSA project has obtained the Deusto Social Impact Label

31th August 2020

This label is given to the projects of the University of Deusto with highest social impact.

The Label Deusto Research Social Impact recognises research projects that demonstrate a potential social impact through:

  • the transforming action and social impact for the people, entities, the environment and the society in general in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals, the European policy priorities and/or the Basque Country RIS3 Strategy (or other relevant policies linked to the main project theme);

  • the involvement, at different levels, of non-academic agents;

  • the project’s contribution to the knowledge field beyond the scientific impact, giving evidence of adoption, uptake and exploitation of the results by the relevant stakeholders, and of dissemination of project results to the target group(s)

Read more here and here.


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