(2 october 2018) “It is essential that we continuously develop new skills for new roles and new jobs. Otherwise, we will not succeed with the adaptions we need to make. Otherwise, we will not preserve and develop the quality of the services municipalities and regions provide.”
This was one of the points emphasised by Mads Samsing (HK/Kommunal, Denmark), chair of EPSU’s Standing Committee for Local and Regional Government, who was invited to speak at a panel dealing with education and skills at the retreat of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) in Brussels last week. We invite you to read his opening statement given at the retreat below and the background briefing.