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Europe House, 12-14 Mount Street Lower, Dublin 2, D02 W710DublinIreland

In-person event
Organised by
Eurofound and EC Representation office in Ireland

The event was opened by Barbara Nolan, Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland.

Simon Harris T.D., Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science delivered the opening address followed by remarks from Ivailo Kalfin, Eurofound Executive Director.

Based around a presentation of Eurofound’s latest research findings on skills by Franz Eiffe, Research manager at Eurofound, the event was an opportunity to explore current skills and labour shortages, and trends across public and private sectors and discuss the challenges that Ireland and other EU countries currently face.

Other speakers included:

  • Emma Kinsella, Head of Skills Policy and Enterprise Engagement Unit, Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science
  • Meadhbh Costello, Policy Executive, IBEC
  • Paul Healy, CEO, Skillnet Ireland
  • Tony Fitzpatrick, INMO.

The event was moderated by Mary McCaughey, Head of Information and Communication in Eurofound.

A panel discussion was followed by a Q&A session with participants.

The in-person event brought together 65 Irish and EU policymakers, social partners, civil society, experts, national and regional government representatives.


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