Dr. Friederike Sözen, Senior Advisor, Department of Educational Policy for the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ)
Daniela Opp, Global Manager, Economic Progress Initiatives, HP Corporate Affairs
It’s a tough time for Europe’s young people. Over 5 million are unemployed and those who don’t go on to higher education are particularly vulnerable. At the same time, many European employers experience difficulties finding young people with the right skills to fill their vacancies. Developing solutions to these challenges is critical if we want to secure a bright future for Europe’s young people and a strong European economy.
Karolina Telejko, EU Government Relations Manager, Global Corporate Affairs at SAP
As Nelson Mandela said, education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. However, undisputedly, quality of education matters. Given the current era of digital revolution and Industry 4.0, digital skills and entrepreneurial attitude are key to drive our economies forward and secure successful future for our youth.