On 21 November 2022, Ceemet attended the Seminar on “Automotive regions in the crossroad: how can policy-making and industry manage the transition?” organised by the Czech Presidency.

Gathering representatives of the regions and stakeholders from the industry, the aim of the event was to discuss what was needed to accompany the green and digital transition which the automotive industry is currently facing. Despite several crises, the automotive industry continues to innovate and invest to become greener. However, finding the right skills and managing job-to-job transitions is difficult in some regions of Europe.   “Major actions to upskill and reskill the workforce, to put in place the right framework to accompany companies and workers and to fund initiatives are therefore needed” insisted Delphine Rudelli, Director General of Ceemet, the European employers’ organisation for the MET industries.

During the event, the European Battery Alliance Academy and Automotive Skills Alliance signed the Memorandum of Understanding, illustrating the necessary cooperation between all industry stakeholders  in order to succeed in the up and re-skilling of the European automotive workers.  Working together towards giving more Europeans digital and green skills will be key  for the future. This also means that the industry, training providers, education systems have to work closer together and increase their cooperation.