Demographic change in the European chemical industry

Demographic change in the European chemical industry

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Demographic change is set to become a major concern for industry, and particularly for the highly specialised chemical industry, in Europe in the coming years. As a result of the falling birth rate over the last decades, we can expect to see a dramatic shortage of appropriately skilled workers. Restructuring processes in the near future will also mean the retirement of almost an entire age group of workers in some businesses.

The umbrella organisations for the European chemical industry - the European Mine, Chemical and Energy Workers‘ Federation (EMCEF), the European Chemical Employers Group (ECEG) and the Fédération Européenne des Cadres de la Chimie et des Industries annexes (FECCIA) - intend to confront this issue through a joint dialogue together with a project sponsored by the European Commission, "Demographic change in the European chemical industry".

Companies, associations and the national governments of the 27 EU states will all be assisted by the results of this project in developing appropriate strategies to mitigate the impact of demographic change in the next few years.


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