2019 8th UNESCO-APEID Meeting on Entrepreneurship Education
Deadline: August 2, 2019.
The OECD 2019 Employment Outlook pointed out that 14% of jobs in OECD countries can be automated, while another 32% will face substantial changes in how they are conducted. Young people will find it difficult to enter the labour market as entry-level positions have a higher risk of automation than jobs held by older workers.
While fears of robots taking over the world may be unfounded, the advent of the 4th Industrial Revolution has indeed blurred the boundaries between physical, digital and human interactions: the use of AI in the workplace is already a fact in many industries, raising much discussions and debates about the future of work and employment.
The 8th UNESCO-APEID Meeting on Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurship Education for the 4th Industrial Revolution, to be held on 9-11 October 2019 in Hangzhou, China, will discuss how entrepreneurship education can equip students with relevant knowledge, skills and aptitudes in preparation for the 4th Industrial Revolution, and explore partnerships to facilitate the digital transformation of entrepreneurship education in the region.
About 80 international participants are expected to attend the meeting. They include representatives from government agencies, educational institutions, private sector, civil society and international organizations.
The Chinese hosts will cover local costs including accommodation (4 nights, checking in on 8 October, 2019 and checking out on 12 October 2019), field trip and meals during the meeting. Participants will have to cover their own travel costs to Hangzhou and other expenses.