10th & 11th December 2020 @Online

Promoted by the Skillman Alliance

in partnership with

The Network launches the 6th edition of the yearly SIF – SKILLMAN.EU INTERNATIONAL FORUM 2020, about redefining the future of learning, on December 10th and 11th 2020.

This year, due to the current uncertainties brought by the COVID-19 and the impossibility to mobilize a great crowd to attend the event,  the SIF will be hosted online, guaranteeing inclusion and high participation rates.

SIF 2020 is aimed at improvement of TVET and education in the field of the advanced manufacturing sector bringing together practitioners, innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of  Vocational Education and training to a common forum. The primary goal of the conference is to encourage the adoption of systematic approaches to skills anticipation/foresight: we need to join forces to promote an approach to curriculum design based on skills foresight analysis and which must involve, through a multi-channel engagement plan, all the actors and stakeholders that are also involved into the regional smart specialisation platforms.

We believe that ethical principles for education should not only inspire strategic action plans and systemic changes but also make possible the recognition and integration of ethical competences in new and revised curricula for promoting equity, justice, fairness and a culture of peace in societies.

Thus, it will be a great opportunity to speak out and raise awareness of your activities and research in the related field.

SIF in focus: presentations abstracts and topics


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Expected Outcomes

Discussing and analysing the main challenges faced by the Advanced Manufacturing sector regarding:

  • Challenges and new approaches to design new innovative curricula

  • Interconnection and coherence of curricula and professional profiles with ECVET – EQF framework and ESCO classification

  • Advanced Manufacturing sector and responsibility according to the UNESCO 17 goals on Sustainable Development

  • social innovation, societal impact, societal challenges and ethical issues

  • policies and initiatives for sectoral skills development anticipating and matching skills and jobs


  • discussing relevant issues in Advanced Manufacturing in relation to VET systems, public policies, research and good practices

  • keeping informed regarding publications and other sources

  • inquiring and share new ideas, materials, suggestions useful for their work

  • finding partners for international projects and cooperation

Target participants

From Skillman members and from connected entities:

  • government officials working in education, industry development, innovation, finance, and planning

  • TVET organisations, schools and universities

  • industries and SMEs

  • NGOs and civil society organizations

  • embassy and/or trade commissioners

  • think-tanks, institutes, academia, and centers of excellence

  • development partners

  • experts and researchers


Speakers, workshop coordinators, rapporteurs...

Committee Members


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