ERIC Number: ED418272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Adaptation of Workers to Industrial Change. European Seminar (Toulouse, France, January 22-23, 1996). Summary of the Debates.
Social Europe, suppl 2 1996
This document summarizes the debates that occurred at a European seminar on the adaptation of workers to industrial change. The document begins with the following three speeches: "The Challenges of Adapting Workers to Industrial Change" (Dominique Balmary); "Objective 4 of the Structural Funds: A Response to the Double Challenge of Employment and Competitiveness" (Padraig Flynn); and "Competitiveness, Social Cohesion, and Employment" (Alexis Jacquemin). A summary of the debates that was prepared by Gilles-Laurent Rayssac is organized in four chapters devoted to the following topics: anticipating the jobs of tomorrow (micro versus macroeconomic anticipation, tools of anticipation, transfer of know-how, direction and activation of anticipation); adaptation to industrial change and training (aims of training, new organization of work and training, access to training, workers as integrated process operators, training as an investment and means of fighting exclusion); small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as a policy priority (various forms of support to SMEs, importance of partnership, types of projects to be cofinanced); and the role of the social partners and public authorities (social dialogue, linkage of private initiative and action of public authorities). Concluding the document are closing speeches by Peter Zangl and Edmond Robin. (MN)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Competition, Economic Change, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Emerging Occupations, Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Industrial Structure, Industrial Training, Labor Market, Needs Assessment, Organizational Development, Partnerships in Education, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Private Sector, Public Policy, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Social Change, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Collected Works - Serials
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Authoring Institution: Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium). Directorate-General for Employment, Industrial Relations and Social Affairs.