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Skills and technical change: policy issues training workshop

Zagreb, 30-31 October 2017 - The Institute of Economics in Zagreb hosted a training workshop ‘Skills and technical change: policy issues’ under the Horizon 2020 Twinning project SmartEIZ.

The two day training workshop covered a wide of range of theoretical and empirical issues related to skills and technical change and their policy issues.

Main focus was given on skills’ mismatch and possibility of reduction of skill mismatch; linking skills to innovation and policy issues. In addition the analysis of skill requirements and skill formation in Croatia, S3 in Croatia and digital transformation case in Croatia were presented.
All these topics took into consideration main factors such as increased globalization, migration, labour market development and rapid technological development that have drastically altered the structure of employment and the skill requirements of occupation in most countries in recent times. Other challenge is that development of the supply and demand for skills are interdepended of each other as they respond to different drivers. In addition, the exploring of national framework related to skill requirements and skill formation and related labor policy in Croatia were tackled as well.
Special focus was given to smart industrial specialisation and attempts of digital transformation in Croatia.

The project is financially supported from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme.

SEECEL was represented by Ms Efka Heder, Director and Ms Maja Ljubić, Assistant Director who were invited to present Entrepreneurial Learning - one of key elements in developing entrepreneurial ecosystem and SEECEL as an example of EU’s best practices.
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