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Education & Training Roadmap

The SET Plan has recognised that one of the key elements in supporting energy technology innovation at EU level is the availability and mobilisation of appropriately skilled human resources. The energy sector is an evolving field which creates new job opportunities but at the same time requires the development of new skills and competences. The challenges for the education and training institutions and their legal frameworks will be to ensure a workforce flow of researchers, engineers and technicians who are able to generate new knowledge and to meet the requirements of evolving technologies and labour markets. In parallel, training for managers and decision-makers in the field is needed to design and implement appropriate frameworks for the development and deployment of new energy solutions.

The SET Plan Roadmap on Education and Training addresses the human resource challenge for the energy research and innovation sector and constitutes an integral part of the SET Plan agenda. It puts forward recommendations for key education and training activities to advance the provision of adequate human capital and to assist the development of the necessary cooperation frameworks among academia, research institutes and business.

The assessments from the expert working groups that contributed to the Education & Training Roadmap are also published as an accompanying document.

Education & Training Roadmap
Assessments of the Expert Working Groups
EUA-EPUE: European Platform of Universities in Energy Research & Education 
The European Platform of Universities in Energy Research and Education (EUA-EPUE) was created in 2009 and has currently 171 members. EUA-EPUE is taking forward its work in the field of energy and aims to increase its membership through the 7th FP UNI-SET project (UNIversities in the SET-Plan). UNI-SET aims to mobilise the research, innovation and educational capacities of universities and direct their efforts towards the EU energy challenge. UNI-SET is currently mapping university activities in the energy field to pool their knowledge and resources and foster cooperation. One important outcome will be web-based maps of Master, Doctorate and Research programmes to attract students, researchers and project partners. During 2016-2017, a series of five clustering events will gather the university community and other stakeholders to discuss and coordinate university-based responses to the energy challenge and to develop new multidisciplinary research and education projects with a European perspective.