Turn the Page final conference: Recruitment strategies to attract young talents in the paper industry

Feb 4, 2022

15 February 2022
14h – 17h30 CET
Online event

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Turn the Page was launched in March 2020 by Cepi and IndustriAll European Trade Union in order to develop a strategy for the pulp and paper sector to attract and retain young people and to boost and enhance their perception of the sector. Turn The Page was supported by national partners in Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy and Poland and by Spin360 as technical partner. Over the past two years we have analysed the problems, collected best practice examples, discussed solutions with a wide range of stakeholders at national and European level and brought young people in Italy, Germany, Belgium and Poland in touch with the paper industry.

On 15 February, we will present project results and discuss with stakeholders how to further enhance the attractiveness of the paper sector, in order to create outcomes that can be used across all Europe.

To that purpose we have invited the European Commission, the EU agency supporting the promotion, development and implementation of the Union policy in the field of vocational education and training (CEDEFOP), paper producers, trade unions, VET providers from different countries as well as young workers from the paper industry to give their input and perspective.

Speakers include:

Danny Scheerlinck
Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

Steven Bainbridge
Senior Vocational Education and Training (VET) Policy Expert, Cedefop

Jacky Dechamps
Mill Manager, Essity Belgium

Anne-Michèle Janssen
Director of HELMO, Technical school, Belgium

Barbara Surdykowska
Senior Advisor, National Commission of NSZZ Solidarność

Paolo Zaninelli
Professor & Head of Training for the Paper Sector, San Zeno Institute Verona

Elisa Pagliaroli
Strategic Consultant for Skills Development, Spin360

Ilona Leppänen
 PhD Student at Aalto University & Research Scientist at VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland

Etienne Montet
 Project Manager, Wood Chemistry for the French Competitiveness Cluster Xylofutur