As Europe’s number one employer in the manufacturing sector, the food and drink industry is playing an important role in meeting the challenge of addressing the employability of young people while maintaining a sustainable ageing workforce. FoodDrinkEurope alongside its Social Partner the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT), are aiming to respond to one of the greatest challenges facing Europe today: a lack of skills and job opportunities.
Europe’s food and drink industry is traditionally one of Europe’s most resilient and dynamic economic sectors, yet today it is facing serious difficulties to recruit some of the skills required in order to safeguard our competitive edge. It is important to encourage stronger connections between the worlds of business and education; drive up qualifications and foster innovation. Ultimately, the food and drink industry wants to ensure a qualified and sustainable labour supply for the sector.