Skills and talent are key to enable the digital and technological transformation process and safeguard the competitiveness of European industry given the fact that innovation comes from the creativity and skills of individuals. While investment in new technologies offers the opportunity to re-shore manufacturing in Europe, a lack of skills can create bottlenecks in this process. With technological change, skills become outdated more quickly than in the past, and the need for new skills emerges at an unprecedented speed.
In this context, the objective of this analysis has been to analyse the skills challenge for advanced technologies in the EU and other global competitors in particular for six elected sectors. In addition, the report review the European policy framework supporting advanced technology skills especially for sectors and provide examples on sectoral skills initiatives at national level.