The Road to Green Skills Webinar

The Road to Green Skills
Regional Equity & Inclusive Growth


17 May 2022

11:00 – 12:30 CET / 10:00 - 11:30 BST

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We are delighted to invite you to an online panel discussion marking European Vocational Skills Week.

The transition to net zero is the defining challenge of our generation but how can we ensure that the transition is fair, reduces inequalities and ensures that nobody is left behind?

Partnerships between public, academic and industry bodies are key to the upskilling and reskilling of workers across Europe, equipping them with the skills required to anticipate industry needs and to benefit from the challenges and opportunities of a green and just transition. This is a vital component of achieving ambitious government pledges such as the European Green Deal and targets related to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Please join us at this event where we will hear directly from Commission colleagues on the importance of the green skills agenda as well as representatives of Michelin’s sites in France, Brussels and Scotland who will highlight their work on generating economic growth at the same time as supporting a fair and just transition to a net zero economy.


The event will include the following speakers:

  • Jim Brown, Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP), Dundee, Scotland. MSIP is at the heart of Scotland's transition to net zero in the mobility sector, offering a space and expertise for businesses to grow and innovate while supporting a just transition.
  • Yoann Dhome, Hall32, Clermont-Ferrand, France. Hall32’s mission is to inform, train, and innovate; offering learning packages to trainers and learners alike in Clermont-Ferrand’s Michelin site; equipping workers with the necessary skills to meet the region’s quickly-changing industrial needs.
  • Fabienne Goyeneche, Michelin EU Office, Brussels. Michelin’s EU Office supports Michelin sites across Europe engage at an EU level, including through developing industry alliances and helping sites to implement innovative policy.
  • Felix Rohn, DG EMPL, European Commission. The European Commission has been at the forefront of promoting green skills, with various strategies and policies to help the skills of workers to achieve the Green Transition.

Further panelists may be added and confirmed at a later date.

The event will be moderated by Laura Rayner, a policy analyst for the Social Europe and Well-being Programme at the European Policy Centre. There will be an opportunity for audience members to ask the panellists questions.

Register here.