ASSETs+ will participate in the Conference on Future Skills for Europe’s Aerospace and Defence Industry.

The conference is co-organised by the European Commission and EDSP members Rzeszow University of Technology -partner of the ASSETs+ project-  and Aviation Valley, on 21-22 October 2021 in Rzeszow, Poland.

Building on the work of previous and existing initiatives to tackle skills gaps in the defence sector – from the EDSP to Assets+ and the Aerospace & Defence Pact for Skills – the event will explore, from a knowledge triangle perspective, challenges and opportunities for cross-border collaboration for skills providers, European policies supporting skills development, and industry future needs.

There will be an opportunity for business-to-business (B2B) meetings, and for visiting technical labs.


  • Industrial needs in aerospace and defence sector
  • Technical and soft skills of today and the future
  • New skills driven by emerging technologies
  • European policies supporting the skills development with concrete examples
  • European instruments supporting development of educational materials to apply in skills development

The event is organised in the framework of the European Network of Defence-related Regions.

ASSETs+ will also present the second edition of the European Defence Challenge, a competition to attract young talent to the Defence industry and to encourage them to initiate a career in defence-related technologies, a day before the Conference.  The launch event will take place next October 20, 16:00-17:00 CEST, where representatives of ASSETs+ project will discuss the challenges of building skills for the defence sector, including attracting new workforce. More information here. 

The ASSETs+ project at the international conference ‘Manufacturing Education for a Sustainable fourth Industrial Revolution’

Our partner Dorota Stadnicka, from the Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland, presented the ASSETs+ project at the International Conference on “Manufacturing Education for a Sustainable fourth Industrial Revolution”, that took place in Rzeszow, Poland on June 21.

Under the topic “The perfect candidate for an engineering position – current industrial view – new competences – ASSETs+” the competences identified in ASSETs+ project were presented, among others. During the presentation Ewelina Wyczewska and Łukasz Szczekala, as industry representants, shared their opinions on why the indicated skills are important for the companies and how can be useful for industry.

22 June, 2021