E-skills: providing young people a bright future

26 maart 2012
22, Rue d'Arlon
1050 Brussels

E-skills seminar: providing young people a bright future

Participants and goal To get a better grasp of why e-skills are of such vital importance to young people and how education and society can play a vital role in supporting the development of proper, ready-to-use e-skills.
Draft programme 14.00 – 14.30

Welcome by Charlotte Geerdink (Neth-ER)

      14.30 – 15.00 Presentation on the Digital Agenda for Europe and the importance of e-skills by André Richier (Policy Officer ICT for competitiveness and innovation at DG Enterprise and Industry)
15.00 – 15.30

Presentation ‘21st century skills for higher educated’ by Rolf van der Velden (Full Professor of Education and Occupational Career at Maastricht University, the Netherlands)

15.30 – 15.45 Break
15.45 – 17.00

Panel discussion: ‘How can the EU and individual organisations support e-skills amongst learners at all educational levels?

Chair: Charlotte Geerdink (Neth-ER)

Panel Members:            

André Richier
Paul Timmers (Director for ‘ICT addressing Societal Challenges’ within DG Information Society and Media)
Peter Leyenaar (Management Team member Regulatory Reform and ICT Policy Department within the Dutch Ministry for Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation)
Rolf van der Velden
Patrice Chazerand (Director in charge of Digital and Trade Working Groups at DIGITALEUROPE)

17.00 – 18.00 Drinks at Neth-ER   

Interested in this seminar? Please send an email with subject 'Seminar E-skills ' with your contact to

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