SPIRE-SAIS Project kicks-off
Last month, the SPIRE-SAIS project officially started its activities. On the 6 and 7 of February, the European Steel Technology Platform (ESTEP) hosted the project’s kick-off meeting in Brussels with the participation of all partners.
SAIS stands for “Skills Alliance for Industrial Symbiosis’ and its objective is to develop a blueprint for a European Intensive Industries Skills Agenda and Strategy for an ongoing and short-termed implementation of new skills demands concerning cross-sectoral circular economy.
Against the background of multi-faced, cumulative and constantly changing economic challenges and digital development, human resources policy could only be successful by integrating all the relevant actors and stakeholders. Economic, digital and technological developments, as well as increasing energy efficiency and environmental demands, present the European (and global) Industry with many challenges. The need to continuously update the qualification, knowledge and skill profile of the workforce is not least of these challenges.
This new project aims to realise an industry driven and coordinated sustainable cross-sectoral blueprint for a Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency (SPIRE) addressing its recent and future challenges in immediate and enduring ways.
A Blueprint strategy for human capital development through a Cross-Sector Skills Alliance on Energy Intensive Industries (EII) will be developed within a (social) innovation process involving a broad range of key stakeholders from the eight sectors of the SPIRE public-private partnership. The alliance of related sector associations or technology platforms, training providers, and research partners is characterised by a huge competence based on a long list of projects for energy efficiency, industrial symbiosis (IS) and related Vocational Education and Training (VET).
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