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European Year of Skills
Conferences and summits


Multiplier events are organized to share the intellectual outputs of the project with a wider audience. In order to share the results of the project beyond the partners many different stakeholders and potential multiplier/users are invited.


13.00-13.15: Welcome Reception/ registration of participants

1st session (13.15-14.00): Major challenges on the field of augmented education and training policy and methods

Speakers’ presentation:

  • Anna Barbieri, European Commission, DG Employment, Brussels
  • Hans de Canck, Professor, VUB University, Brussels, Belgium
  • Erno Lokkila, Assistant Professor, University of Turku, Finland

Moderator: Athanasios Christopoulos , University of Turku, (Scientific expert, SME Academy)

Q & A

2nd session  (14.10 – 15.00): Lessons learned from Create 4.0 project

  • Cristina Gasparri and Sonia Sorci, ECIPA Umbria (leader organization): presentation of results (remote connection), Italy
  • Loredana Bucseneanu, SME Digital Alliance, Brussels
  • Umberto Triulzi, Professor, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy (Scientific coordinator of SME Academy, Belgium)

Moderator: Dimitris Bimpas (Pr. Manager), SME ACADEMY

Q & A: students

3rd session (15.00-15.40): Round table with SMEs, political representatives and stakeholders: Challenges for civil society in the use of artificial intelligence applications in the economy, businesses, education and training/ learning methodologies

The political economy of augmented reality and AI in socioeconomic ecosystem

  • Professor Dannreuther , University of Leeds, UK
  • Antonios Angelakis, Scientific Advisor, IMEGSEEVE, Greece
  • Giuseppe Vivace, Director, ECIPA Foundation, CNA, Italy
  • Margarete Rudzki, EU policy advisor, ZDH, Germany

Guest Speakers: J.Soler (PIMEC, tbc), T.Pirard (UNIZO, tbc), A. Gourraud (U2P, tbc)

Moderator: Claudio Cappellini , Secretary General, SME Academy Avignon/ CNA EU Policy Officer

16.00: Closing remarks. Panagiotis Gkofas, EESC questor/ President of SME Academy Avignon

  • updating of skills | digital skills | skills anticipation and matching
  • Monday 23 October 2023, 13:00 - 16:30 (CEST)
  • Belgium

Practical information

Monday 23 October 2023, 13:00 - 16:30 (CEST)
VUB AI Experience Centre, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Pleinlaan 9), 1050 Etterbeek
Register here!

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