Youth@Work “Digital Green Innovation” Conference

The Maltese National Agency is look for participants to take part in a conference which the NA is co-financing. This conference, which is taking place from 3rd-7th May 2022, is being held in Cyprus. It aims to explore the employability and entrepreneurship opportunities in the digital and green sectors and thus create a cross-sectoral network of professionals.

The conference will provide a look into the future technological developments, skills and knowledge needed in the green and digital labor market. The impact of artificial intelligence and automatization of jobs on the labour market is significant. It is therefore important for youth work practitioners, formal educators, and other relevant stakeholders to be informed and get a glimpse of what the future might look like and of the competences needed for employment and entrepreneurship. Moreover, since digitalization offers opportunities for greener events and for reducing the carbon footprint of “business as usual” activities, this conference will provide an opportunity for connecting the green and ICT sectors.

​​Youth@Work Partnership on youth employability and entrepreneurship of Erasmus+ National Agencies

This conference is part of the Youth@Work Partnership, alongside other projects tackling youth employability and entrepreneurship, organised by the 14 member Erasmus+ National Agencies and SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centres. You can learn more about Youth@Work at www.youthatworkpartnership.org and on our social media channels (please check the programme of the event for the links).

Aim and Objectives of the Conference:

– Explore the employability and entrepreneurship opportunities in the digital and green sectors, the environmental footprint of the digitization process and enhance the cross-sectoral collaboration;

– Create space for exchange for digital innovators and green entrepreneurs to network  with youth work practitioners and other relevant target groups;

– Discuss and share possible policy interventions for stimulating green digital innovation and adapting innovation, employment and educational policies;

Target Groups:

–  Young innovators and entrepreneurs

–  Education sector (formal and non-formal) HE, VET

–  Youth work practitioners

–  Business (ICT and green) sector

–  Relevant Ministries and competent authorities dealing with Youth, Information and Communication Technology, Education, Science, Labor, Environment

– Innovation and start up funds.

The conference will be organised according to current COVID-19 regulations and ruls.

Currently the activity is planned to be hosted residentially in Cyprus. In case the COVID-19 situation prevails and prevents travelling, the organisers will look into the options of organising the activity either in blended form or online.

If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact the Agency by getting in touch with one of our staff. Either through email: david.f.pace@gov.mt or through telephone: 25552319