Milcoop, a Benefit Company focused on applied psycho-social research projects, partnered with SkyHive to launch the Global Alliance for Skills, a strategic alliance promoting economic and environmental sustainability by reskilling the global workforce. Efforts have already received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT Food), a body of the European Union, and the AGAPE Project.
Launched at the Festival of Diplomacy this week in Rome, the Global Alliance for Skills is a first-of-its-kind consortium for skills transitions, resources, and thought leadership opportunities that connects leaders worldwide through a shared goal of supporting the transition from ordinary economies to circular alternatives that align with sustainable development goals. It supports governments and companies in reskilling and upskilling areas of the labor market that are most heavily impacted or displaced by automation and advanced technology.
Beginning with the European fishing and aquaculture sectors, the Global Alliance for Skills will prioritize:
- Discussing strategies to empower a new, self-sustainable ‘green-blue economy
- Sharing best practices around workforce transformation in the aquaculture and fishery ecosystems
- Providing viable reskilling pathways and jobs for labor market constituents.