Societal Changes Working Group

The Societal Changes Working Group focuses on issues that pertain to Europe's greatest resource: its people. The future of Europe and its industries depends on the workforce of today and tomorrow.

The Societal Changes Working Group is currently addressing four aspects related to labour force and education issues:

  • Reforms for a healthier and more robust labour market based on best practices, and in particular, policy proposals to address the problem of youth unemployment.
  • Education Initiatives supported by ERT Member companies to close the skills gap by changing the dynamics in cooperation with education providers
  • Identification of bottlenecks and ways to smoothen labour mobility in Europe
  • Women in leadership positions: keep track of status and progress of the number of women on supervisory boards.

Related Documents

Press Release

New project to re-engage young people on why Europe matters

Europe will only overcome the current political crisis if the next generation of Europeans cares about the EU and is ready to engage to further advance the European project.

A major new initiative labelled ‘Why Europe Matters’ is today being launched to re-engage Europe’s youth in a multinational debate with politicians and business leaders The European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT) and JA Europe are to survey more than 10,000 youngsters about their hopes and...
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Position Paper

Intra-EU mobility of VET apprentices

The intra-EU mobility of VET apprentices was recently discussed at different forums at EU level, including the Pact for Youth, the Alliance for Apprenticeships and the European Parliament. MEP Ernest Maragall (Greens, ES) prepared an own initiative report on “Erasmus+ and other tools to foster...
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