Virtual Workshop on EU Skills Policies for Microelectronics

The workshop by the Microelectronics Training, Industry and Skills (METIS) consortium on EU skills policies was held virtually on September 8th, 2020.


  • To inform the current and upcoming EU policies and activities on skills
  • To discuss future policy and actions needed to strengthen the competitiveness of the microelectronics industry;


  • Tour de table
  • Opening speech by Laith Altimime, President of SEMI Europe
  • Introduction on European Skills Agenda by Andre Richier, DG Grow (view the presentation)
  • Introduction on ESCO by Dimitrios Pikios, DG Employment (view the presentation)
  • Primary results of the METIS Project: Development of Skills Strategy by Leo Saint-Martin, DECISION (view the presentation)
  • SME’s challenges and opportunities in the microelectronics by Meri Helle, Summa Semiconductor (view the presentation)
  • Open discussions on:
    • EU’s digital transition and the importance of reskilling/upskilling in the microelectronics industry:
    • Discussions on future EU policies and actions, and how METIS can address them





Organization Name
DG Employment Dimitrios Piklos
Felix Rohn
DG Grow Andre Richier
DG Connect


Marco Ceccarelli
Christine Simon
DG Research Maija Breque
Bosch Thomas Fleischmann
ST Microelectronics Karen Duhart

Ilaria Cattaneo

Jean-Louis Champseix

Summa Semiconductor Meri Helle
ENAEE Ann van Eycken
José Carlos Quadrado
IAL-FVG Marianna Muin
DECISION Léo Saint-Martin
Olivier Coulon
SEMI Europe Laith Altimime
Stefania Gavra
Emir Demircan
Yanying Li