EARSC - EXPANDEO & FIRE

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Context The European Earth observation and geographical information sector is growing rapidly, creating more business opportunities, and employing an increasing number of people. This development is driven by increasing investments in governmental space programmes to match with the continuous digitalisation of the economy and the effort towards sustainable growth as Earth observation and geographical information are crucial to address key societal challenges such as climate change, natural disasters, or border control. This rapid development results in an increased demand for qualified personnel to enable the growth of high value, innovative and knowledge-based businesses and adapt to challenging technological changes. However, recruiting a skilled workforce often comes with challenges such as: A discrepancy between the offer of training and education and the skills required by professional organisations, resulting in a lack of skilled workforce, The lack of a specialised training platform, The lack of information about EO*GI careers opportunities among students and youth... Objectives The objective of this webinar is to highlight how the challenges in terms of skills and training in the Earth Observation and Geographic information (EO*GI) sector can be addressed. To this effect, several stakeholders from the EO*GI sector will share their experience about the needs and challenges to recruit a skilled workforce and continuously update the employees’ skills. This high-level discussion will be followed by a demonstration of a set of tools designed to facilitate the way HR departments operate during the recruitment of a qualified workforce. The participants will get insights about the EO*GI skills needs in Europe and how companies from different sizes address the topic. They will also learn about how dedicated HR companies tackle the challenges related to the skills gap in the sector. Lastly it is also expected that the participants will learn about tools and initiatives tailored to facilitate the hiring process in various organisations types. Participating in this webinar will allow you to: ● Obtain insights about the EO*GI skills needs in Europe and how companies from different sizes address those needs ● Learn how HR companies tackle the challenges related to the skills gap in the sector ● Discover the tools and tailored initiatives that facilitate the hiring processes in various organisation types. Programme: Moderator: Dimitris Papadakis, Cofounder of Evenflow ● Setting the scene on Europe’s skills needs in the EO*GI sector by Maria Vittoria D’inzeo, Policy Officer at DG DEFIS, European Commission (10 min) ● Recruitment and skills challenges in a large company in the EO*GI sector by Nico Bernhard, Senior Recruiter from Planet (10 min) ● Recruitment and skills challenges in a medium-sized company in the EO*GI sector by Ronan McEvoy, Operations Manager at Icon Group (10 min) ● Perspective from an HR Company dedicated on space and geoinformation skills by Jason Maroothynaden, UK director from HE Space (10min) ● Live poll (5 min) ● Panel discussions – All speakers (20 min) ● A set of tools based on a Body of Knowledge to improve the recruitment process by Sven Casteleyn, Associate Professor at UJI (10 min) ● Using the tools in a company to recruit a new employee, practical demo by Giacomo Martirano, CEO at EPSIT (15 min) ● Live poll (5 min) ● Open floor for questions to the speakers (10 min) More info: The European Commission launched a blueprint for sectoral cooperation on skills in the space and geoinformation sector. The initiative developed with the support of DG DEFIS a sector skills strategy that aims to provide a comprehensive set of actions to tackle the skills and training gap in the EO*GI sector. More information at EO4GEO project (www.eo4geo.eu)

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