Training date

(9:30 - 12:30 - CET, Brussels time)


Semi-conductors are cutting-edge technology. They are essential in high-performance computing, artificial intelligence and mobile applications - in short, they are at the core of the digital transformation. However, Europe’s semi-conductor capacity remains limited and depends on our industry and foreign providers. To address this, the EC has proposed the new Chips Act, which aims at radically increasing production across the EU. This proposed Act will be instrumental in how the European semi-conductor sector will restructure itself.

This event has been jointly organised by the EDU-Department and the Foresight Unit.


Aida Ponce Del Castillo, senior researcher, Foresight Unit, ETUI

Jan-Peter Kleinhans, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, project manager

Jan P. Brauburger , IndustriAll Europe, advisor


  • To identify the importance of semi-conductors in our life and their impact on different industries  
  • To discuss the rationale behind the Chips Act
  • To discover the role of trade unions in the implementation of the Chips Act

Languages: English, French and Spanish.

Participants: Trade union officers in charge of labour market policies and/or employment and digitalisation. Trade union experts in the field coming from company/ sectoral or national level. Trade union trainers.