Conference: Future Work & Lifelong Learning

The conference, originally planned last year, but postponed due to the pandemic, will be a hybrid event focusing on the future of work and lifelong learning provisions in the context of the demographic challenges and an ageing labour force, as well as the need to adjust rapidly to the changing demands of the labour market due to the new challenges brought on by the crisis.

Representatives from local and national employment services as well as prominent researchers are invited to the conference to provide insights into current situation and solutions for a sustainable future.




Daria Akhutina, Senior Adviser for Sustainable & Prosperous Region, Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS)

Olga Korchemkina, Deputy Director of the Department – Head of division of international projects in the field of labour and employment, Federal Service on Labour and Employment (Rostrud)
09.00 – 09.30Welcome addresses

Denis Vasiliev, Deputy director general, Federal service for labour and employment, the Russian Federation

Dmitry Cherneyko, Head of Labour and Employment Committee, St. Petersburg Administration

Anders Bergström, EUSBSR Policy Area Education, Coordinator
09.30 – 10.45Keynote Panel
Lifelong Learning in times of crisis: the need to re-skill/up-skill.

Tatiana Razumova, professor, Moscow State Lomonosov University, Russia

Tarja Tikkanen, professor of Education, Stavanger University, Norway

Michael Scharpf, professor, University of Applied Labour Studies of the Federal Employment Agency, Germany

Agnieszka Chłoń-Domińczak, Professor of economics, Director of the Institute of Statistics and Demography SGH Warsaw School of Economics

Seidel Philippe, AGE Platform Europe, Policy and EP Liaison Officer
10.45 – 11.00Break
11.00 – 12.00Experiences from the North-Western Regions of Russia
Contributions from

St. Petersburg
Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (TBD)
WorldSkills Russia (TBD)
12.00 – 12.30Discussion and summing up