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17 Nov.2020

Press release - Hydrogen Europe proposes to commit in the European Pact for Skills

Hydrogen Europe welcomes the organisation of the European Vocational Skills Week and the launch of the European Pact for Skills last week by Commissioner Breton (Internal Market) and Commissioner Schmit (Jobs and Social Rights), together with the German Presidency, to present a shared engagement model for skills development in Europe in the context of the Skills Agenda.

 

Kick-starting a clean hydrogen economy in Europe by 2030, as a key enabler of the European Green Deal and the EU Recovery Plan, highly relies on the development of relevant skills and training. The fast-growing hydrogen industry will have an increasingly significant role not only in creating new jobs but also in attracting talents and providing with up-and reskilling opportunities.

 

Hydrogen is a European strategic sector with a far-reaching and interconnected value chain. Its expected development will disrupt a wide range of sectors, from electrolyser and fuel cell production, to renewable energy generation and storage, and infrastructure. The impact is equally expected on the end-use side of mobility (road transport, shipping, aviation...), industrial applications (steelmaking, chemicals…) and building heating.

 

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