Europe in the Digital Area – where skills are making the difference

Gala Dinner

Gala Dinner takes place on the evening before the eSkills for Jobs High-level conference ‘’Europe in the Digital Era – where skills are making the difference’’, hosted under the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU. This high-level dinner gathers eSkills stakeholders from across Europe, EU officials and high-profile national authorities, academia, businesses and NGO’s, to discuss European developments and opportunities in the digital domain. It will also host the eSkills for Jobs 2016 Competitions Awards, where persons with a high level of digital skills and literacy will be awarded. Invitations to the event has been sent individually via emails.

The programme will feature contributions from experts on digital-skills related issues who will examine the impact, challenges and opportunities of the digital economy and initiatives put in place to fill the digital skills gap in Europe. They will inspire guests to participate in informal table debates on these topics.

18.30 – 19.00 Welcome and cocktail
19.00 – 19.05 Opening speech by a Mario Lelovsky, president of ITAS
19.05 – 19.15 Keynetoe speech by André Richier, European Commission
19.15 – 19.25 Keynote speech by Peter Pellegrini, Vice Prime Minister for investments, EU Funds and eGovernment, Slovak Government and Digital champion
19.25 – 19.35 Welcome speech by Richard Sulík, Member of European parliament
19.35 – 20.45 Gala Dinner and eSkills Competition Awards + Slovak Engineering price Competition Awards
20.45 – 21.55 Live Music Performance: The Backwards
22.00 Networking


! Do not forget to register for the High-level conference ‘’Europe in the Digital Era – where skills are making the difference’’:

eSkills Competition Awards