Digital Skills for the European Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear Industries

Industry, Enterprise and Single Market
Date: Friday, 08 February 2019 10:00 - 15:30

Venue: Rue de la Science 14, 1000 Brussels  |  City: Brussels

Digital TCLF 2025 Project


The DIGITAL TCLF 2025 ERASMUS+ PROJECT aimed at bringing updated digital skills to the European Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear (TCLF) sectors by identifying the skills needed to embrace the digitalisation in industrial production and increase the competitiveness of European companies.


1. Euratex (European Apparel and Textile Confederation) for the Textile and Clothing industry, Project coordinator;

2. COTANCE (Confederation of National Associations of Tanners and Dressers of the European Community) for the Leather and Tanning industry;

3. CEC (European Confederation of the Footwear sector) for the Footwear industry;

4. IndustriAll-Europe, Trade Union for the TCLF sector

5. SPIN 360




10:00-11:15                              OPENING SESSION


-          Impact of digitalisation in the textile & fashion industries – Lutz Walter, EURATEX

-          Skills for digitalisation of European industry – European Commission, DG CONNECT, Christine Simon - TBC

-          Digital skills evolution in a fashion company – Michel Byvoet, BIVOLINO

-          Digital skills & generational skills transfer in Industry4.0 – ITA RWTH Aachen, speaker TBC

11:15-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

11:30-13:00                   DIGITAL TCLF: PROJECT RESULTS


-          Textile, Clothing, Leather & Footwear occupations most impacted by digitalisation – Carmen Arias, CEC

-          Digital skills gaps and current Vocational Education & Training offer – Gustavo Gonzalez-Quijano, COTANCE

-          Forecast of industry needs & VET priorities – Laurent Zibell, IndustriALL & Federico Brugnoli, SPIN360

13:00-14:00 LUNCH BREAK

14:00-15:30                        FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS


-          S4TCLF Blueprint project: Future skills needs of the EU Textile, Clothing, Leather & Footwear industry – results of a European industry survey – Rob Senden, IVOC

-          Education4FashionTech – Jonas Larsson, University of Boras TBC

-          SciLED project – Carmen Arias, CEC

-          Closing words – Lutz Walter, EURATEX



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  • Friday, 08 February 2019 10:00 - 15:30

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