Hospodářské noviny | More than five million people will need to be retrained in the Czech Republic by 2030. Car industry will mainly face the problems

The Czech car industry is lagging behind the rest of Europe and the world. It may not be able to pick what to produce, but it has the opportunity to strengthen its competitiveness and resilience. However, it needs trained and educated employees, which are hard to find on the local labour market. So are we going to train the automotive workforce, strengthen the position of our strategic sector and promote a just transformation? Or are we going to continue to say that the transition to electric mobility does not concern us and that the Green Deal for Europe is to blame for increased unemployment? How to produce electric cars and remain competitive? Rebeka Hengalová, a researcher at EUROPEUM Institute, discusses this topic in her article for economic daily Hospodářské noviny.

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Hospodářské noviny | Czech lithium reserves could boost the automotive industry

The Czech Republic has vast reserves of lithium, a crucial resource for manufacturing batteries for electric vehicles. However, it lags behind in other aspects of the battery supply chain, such as production and recycling. And yet, these key industry sectors could potentially help in saving the local automotive industry. Jonathan Lyons, an analyst at the EUROPEUM Institute, further explored this issue and the potential benefits of lithium for the Czech economy in an article for Hospodářské noviny.

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End-of-life management of the automotive industry and the opportunities for Czechia

After three successful projects focusing on the decarbonization of the Czech automotive industry, the Green Europe team of EUROPEUM in collaboration with the Institute of Circular Economy (INCIEN) is broadening its focus and taking a more circular approach. This project will focus on better lifecycle and end-of-life management of materials used in vehicles and batteries. The collaboration will be split into two research areas:

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REPORT: The Round Table Electromobility And Work Opportunities: What Changes Await Us?

For the second time, experts on employment in the automotive industry and its transformation met, this time at the regional level of the Moravian-Silesian Region. The topic of labour changes in connection with decarbonisation and electromobility was discussed by representatives of automobile companies, trade unions, employers' associations, regional and state administration. The round table was organized in cooperation with Charles University, CELSI Institute, and Hyundai Nošovice. The report was written and the debate was moderated by researcher Rebeka Hengalová.

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Report | Round table - Electric cars and jobs: How to prepare for changes in the automotive industry?

On June 20, 2023, the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy organized a closed round table entitled Electric cars and jobs: how to prepare for changes in the automotive industry?. The debate was attended by experts from the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the Ministry of the Environment, as well as from international research organizations, institutions of the European Union, the private sector and, last but not least, representatives of trade unions operating in the automotive industry. The report was written by Rebeka Hengalová.

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REPORT | EU-Pacific Talks: In-EV-itable future of automotive industry: what is the role of the Pacific region

In the last debate of the second series of EU-Pacific Talks, organised by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, the guests focused on electric and fuel cell vehicles, which are envisaged as a way to decarbonise road transport. Read what our guests discussed in this report by Petra Pospíšilová.

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REPORT | EU-Pacific Talks: In-EV-itable future of automotive industry: what is the role of the Pacific region

V poslední debatě druhé série rozhovorů EU-Pacific Talks, pořádané Institutem pro evropskou politiku EUROPEUM, se hosté zaměřili na elektrická vozidla a vozidla s palivovými články, která se předpokládají jako způsob dekarbonizace silniční dopravy. Přečtěte si o čem naši hosté debatovali v reportu, který napsala Petra Pospíšilová.

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EU-Pacific Talks: In-EV-itable future of automotive industry: what is the role of the Pacific region

We would like to invite you to the debate called "EU-Pacific Talks: In-EV-itable future of automotive industry: what is the role of the Pacific region" in the EU-PACIFIC Talks series. The debate will take place online on Tuesday, May 30 at 13:00.

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EU-Pacific Talks: In-EV-itable future of automotive industry: what is the role of the Pacific region

Rádi bychom vás pozvali na debatu s názvem "In-EV-itable future of automotive industry: what is the role of the Pacific region" v rámci série rozhovorů EU-PACIFIC Talks. Debata se uskuteční online v úterý 30. května ve 13:00.

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Third year | Decarbonisation of the Czech automotive industry

The climate team of EUROPEUM is currently delivering the 3rd year of its project focused on the decarbonisation of the automotive industry in the Czech Republic. We want to build upon our experience and move this work forward with a more targeted approach. We will focus on three main areas, which we have identified as crucial parts of the puzzle for transitioning to cleaner modes of transport.

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