Annual Conference Upskilling and Reskilling for the ’Twin Transition’: Digital and Green Transformation

Upskilling and Reskilling for the ’Twin Transition’: Digital and Green Transformation

The European Basic Skills Network (EBSN) is excited to announce its Annual Conference 2024, taking place in the charming city of Valladolid, Spain. Hosted at the University of Valladolid, Faculty of Education & Social Work, this event gathers policymakers, researchers, educators, and practitioners from across Europe to engage in critical dialogues and share insights on the role of adult basic skills and transversal skills in the transformative ‘Twin Transition’: Digital and Green Transformation.

Conference Highlights:

  • Networking Session: Join our Networking Session on day zero to explore joint professional challenges and interests as well as opportunities for collaboration by exploiting European grants.
  • Keynote Speeches: Thought leaders including Sofie Doškářová from the European Commission will offer insights into European policies that support adult learning and contribute to the twin transitions. Additionally, enhancing global perspectives, Judy Alamprese (USA) and Muneaki Goto (Japan) will deliver keynote presentations, providing insights into innovative policy initiatives for fostering upskilling and reskilling in the USA and Japan.
  • Engaging Workshops: Participants will explore themes such as Digital Literacy and the Green Economy, the importance of Just Transition in upskilling and reskilling, and innovative approaches to basic and transversal skills development.
  • Collaborative Sessions: The conference features a variety of interactive sessions designed to foster collaboration and new ideas among attendees. These sessions focus on integrating new technologies, enhancing teacher and trainer capabilities, and developing policy recommendations for a more inclusive approach to fostering the twin transition.

EBSN’s Commitment:

In line with the European Commission’s European Skills Agenda and the CONFINTEA VII Marrakesh Framework for Action, the EBSN emphasizes the critical need to equip individuals with the skills necessary for thriving in a rapidly evolving digital and green economy. The conference aligns with global efforts like the European Year of Skills 2023 to raise the visibility of lifelong learning and its impact on societal and economic transformation.

For more details about the program and to register, please visit the conference website:

Join us for an opportunity to shape the future of adult education at the EBSN Annual Conference 2024 in Valladolid, Spain.