Thursday, 28 April 2011

First roundtable in Patras, Greece

The first roundtable in Greece was held on 16th of March 2011 at the premises of Hellenic Open University. The roundtable was consisted of people not only from educational institutions, but also from local companies, representatives of the commercial associations, the technical chamber, the public sector, research institutes.Eighteen people were gathered to discuss the topics the agenda included.

The key topics held during our RT were the following:

1. Internet Industry

2. Current and prospective needs and job requirements related to e-jobs

3. Certification of qualifications/requirements/educational content

4. Applying e-jobs in strategically important fields of Hellenic Economy

Some of the results regarding the situation regarding current/prospective needs and job requirements related to e-jobs and improving the situation on the job market for e-jobs are, from the point of view of VET organisations the basic requirements related to the prospective needs of e-jobs are knowledge and ethics. In Greece, the necessity for better adaptation of the public sector on the new e-jobs should not be excluded. For ICT companies, it is important to distinct and certify the qualifications based on current and future e-jobs related to the Internet while it is needed as well to be recorded and classified by the vocational and enterprising organizations, consultative companies on web developing/ administration and web commerce. Apart from that, the internet related jobs may, through the appropriate specialisation, help effectively to deal with the unemployment (which is created because of major structural problems, faced mostly by the regional economies of the Eurozone), giving impetus to areas currently considered stagnant (or “dead”) in terms of development.

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