ESSA Mid-Term Conference




First Announcement: 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 on 27th and 28th May 2021. 

The conference will include first results of the European Steel Skills Alliance, a sectoral Blueprint co-funded 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. 


Short Programme (Draft)


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Registration procedure available soon here

27th of May 2021 (13:00 - 17:00, CET)


  •  Welcome notes by Antonius Schröder, Project Leader ESSA and by the European Commission


  • ESSA - On the road to clean, green and smart steelmaking and its impact on future skills and high-value Jobs:

-           ESSA Blueprint in a Nutshell - First Tools and Measures

-           ESSA findings - Bringing Technology and Skills together

  • Three Sessions on Skills and Jobs in the Future Steel Industry:

-           Technological and Economic Development in the SteeI Industry

-            Industry Skills Requirements for a future-proven Steel Industry

-            VET Systems Requirements to meet New Skills and Training Demands      

  •   Podium Discussion on “Future Skills - other Findings and Perspectives”


28th of May 2021 (13:00 - 17:00, CET)


  •     Welcome & Topic of the Day: Implementation and Rollout of the European Blueprint ESSA


  •  Panel Discussion on “Step into Action: Implementation and Rollout of the European Blueprint - Shaping the Future Steel     Transformation Together”


  •    Three parallel Sessions on Skills and Jobs in the Future Steel Industry:

-          The Skills Perspective: How to Detect New Skills and Improve Learning Arrangements

-          The Member States Perspective: National VET System Strategies for the Steel Industry of Tomorrow

-          The Regional Perspective: Regional Strategies for Future Skills in the Steel Industry


  • Future Funding Possibilities by Erasmus+

  • Wrap Up, Next Steps and Farewell