The roadshow series visited Germany on 24 September. The day explored topics like digitalisation, lifelong learning, and securing skills against the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis, with a particular focus on rural areas and includes interactive workshops and a panel discussion. The event is organised in cooperation with Wachstumsregion Ems-Achse e.V. and takes place under the auspices of Hubertus Heil, Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs as part of the Ministry’s initiative “Aktionswoche Fachkräftesicherung”.
24 September 2020, 2pm-9pm - Landwehr Akademie, Wietmarschen-Lohne (GERMANY)
This roadshow ‘hybrid’ event with on-site and digital participants is part of a series of national and international conversations organised in the context of the "I am the Future of Work" campaign. The series aims to learn how people are adjusting to new ways of learning and working in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and what their vision is for the future of work.
14.00 - 14.30 - Registration and reception
14.30 - 15.00 - Welcome and introduction
15.00 - 15.30 - Keynote Speeches OECD
15.30 - 16.30 - World Café workshop discussing:
• The biggest driver of digitalization: Covid-19 ... and now?
• COVID-19 as an accelerator of structural change?
• What can we learn from each other? (Between German regions and neighbouring countries)
16.30 - 17.00 - Coffee break
17.00 - 18.15 - Presentation of results and panel discussion
18.15 - 19.30 - Networking & drinks
Hubertus Heil - Federal Minister of Labor and Social Affairs
Bernd Althusmann - Ministry of Economics, Labour, Transport and Digitalization of Lower Saxony
Anthony Gooch - Director of Public Affairs and Communications, OECD
Uwe Fietzek - District Administrator of the County of Grafschaft Bentheim
Bernard Krone - Chairman “Wachstumsregion Ems-Achse“ / Managing Associate of Bernard Krone Holding SE & Co. KG
Rüdiger Ahrend - Head of Economic Analysis, Statistics and Multi-Level Governance Section, OECD
Anja Meierkord - Labour Market Economist, OECD
Fabian Langenbruch - Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Matthias Dietel - IBM
Nicola Brandt - OECD
Hans-Joachim Haming - Employment Agency Nordhorn
This event was organised with the partnership of IBM who are supporting the worldwide I am the Future of Work roadshow series.