Day 1 | 18 September 2018

09:30 - Opening

10:00 - Report launch: Job Creation and Local Economic Development 2018

11:30 - Plenary Session 1: Rethinking local employment and skill policies

14:15 - Plenary Session 2: Social innovation for a more inclusive labour market

15:30 - Thematic workshops in the City of Porto 

  • A. Making training more relevant  in a digital world
  • B. Entrepreneurship and start-up support in cities
  • C. Women’s entrepreneurship in the digital economy
  • D. Financing social innovation for the future 

20:00 - Dinner

Day 2 | 19 September 2018

09:00 - Thematic Workshops

  • E. Labour markets of the future: A foresight exercise
  • F. “Smart” cities: Opportunities, challenges, and risks of digitalisation 
  • G. Supporting regional industrial transition
  • H. Creative jobs: Maximizing the impact of culture on local development

11:00 - Plenary Session 3: Enablings small firms and entrepreneurs to thrive

12:15 - Closing session: Ways forward

14:00 - Local lessons from Braga and Viana do Castelo   Off-site 

Off-Site workshops in Porto

‌ 18 September 2018 Porto, Portugal


Each thematic workshop will be hosted by a local organisation that will provide a brief overview of its key achievements. This will be followed by a wider peer-to-peer exchange to facilitate mutual learning. Transportation to the venues will be provided.

A. Making training more relevant in a digital world 

Hosted by SWitCH - Porto Tech Hub

What are the changing roles of educators and individuals in a digital world?

B. Entrepreneurship and start-up support in cities 

Hosted by UPTEC – a business incubator

How are cities supporting the emergence of functional startup ecosystems?

C. Women’s entrepreneurship in the digital economy 

Hosted by Collectiva – a women’s entrepreneurship promotion platform
How can digitalisation help women overcome the barriers they face when starting and growing a new business?

D. Financing social innovation for the future

Hosted by SAOM – a social enterprise

How can traditional and hybrid financing models contribute to better opportunities for social innovators to create employment?

Local lessons from Braga

‌ 19 September 2018 Bom Jesus Sanctuary, Braga, Portugal


Situated at 50 minutes away from Porto, this parallel session is open to all Forum participants. It is organised by Ricardo Rio, Mayor of Braga, and will provide the opportunity to engage with representatives of the city to learn about how they are generating new economic activities. Transportation to the venue will be provided.

Programme

14.00: Departure from Porto

15.00 – 15.30: Welcome by Ricardo Rio, Mayor of Braga

15.30 – 16.45: Panel discussion

  • Ricardo Rio, Mayor of Braga
  • Carlos Oliveira, President, InvestBraga
  • Carlos Ribas, CEO, Bosch Portugal
  • Rui Vieira de Castro, Rector, University of Minho
  • Rui Enes, Director, Aptiv Braga

16.45 – 18.00: Coffee break at Bom Jesus Sanctuary

19.00: Arrival in Porto

Local lessons from Viana do Castelo

‌ 19 September 2018 Pousada de Santa Luzia, Portugal


Situated at 90 minutes away from Porto, this parallel session is open to all Forum participants. It is organised by José Maria Costa, Mayor of Viana do Castelo, and will provide the opportunity to engage with representatives of the city to learn about how they are generating new economic activities. Transportation to the venue will be provided.

Programme

14.00: Departure from Porto

15.00 – 15.30: Welcome by José Maria Costa, Mayor of Viana do Castelo

15.30 – 16.45: Panel discussion

  • Artur Silva, Technological Accelerator
  • Ana Silva, Borg Worner
  • José Gonçalves, Xpand IT Innovative new business ideas
  • Joana Lima, Dinamo 10
  • Daniel Campelo, Aromáticas Vivas
  • José Sampaio, Feelviana Hotel

16.45 – 18.00: Cocktail Networking exercise 

19.00: Arrival in Porto

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