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EASPD in the “Digital road to Mannheim”

During the 5th Online Exchange Event of the Digital Road to Mannheim, EASPD will participate in the Pact for Skills Experts Roundtable - Digital skills and the Social Economy: which way forward?” workshop, on Thursday, January 28, 2021

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Digital education and training. Youth at the heart of the social economy is the 5th Online Exchange Event of the “Digital Road to Mannheim”. 

The ‘Digital Road to Mannheim’(#Roadmap) consists of 8 online events, each one focusing on a specific topic and aims to connect different Social Economy actors in Europe in a highly interactive format, present best practices and use cases as well as provide first-hand insights in interactive sessions from changemakers all around Europe. The #Roadmap strengthens the social economy in Europe and harness its contribution to economic development, social inclusion as well as green and digital transitions. The monthly European Social Economy Exchange Events will run from September 2020 to April 2021 and will lead to the “European Social Economy Summit” in May 2021. (#EUSES) 

Pact for Skills Experts Roundtable - Digital skills and the Social Economy: which way forward? workshop, is part of the Proximity and social economy ecosystem. This session will be an integral part of a series of the Pact for Skills roundtables and workshops to be organised in the run-up to the official joining of the Pact by the Proximity and Social Economy ecosystem in the first half of 2021.  

The session will focus on identifying the challenges faced by the Social Economy in terms of digital skills and participants will share and provide their experience on upskilling and reskilling activities. 

James Churchill, Co-Chair of EASPD’s Members Forum on Human Resources & Workforce Development will identify the challenges of the social care workforce -social services are an important subset of the Social Economy employing over 11 million professionals- and present the European Care Certificate qualification. Konstantina Leventi, Policy & Project Officer, will present the Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation in Work Integration Social Enterprises (B-WISE) project. B-WISE is coordinated by EASPD and it aims to develop a European strategy to tackle the digital skills gaps in the Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISEs) sector. The project targets the skills needs of disadvantaged workers -with a distance to the labour market- their supporters (i.e. job coaches) and their managers.  

More information: January #Roadmap #EUSES | Digital education & training ( 

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