2020, Reykjavik

This year’s Summer School will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland in cooperation with the University of Iceland and other local and international partners. Sessions will focus on the theme of ‘Future Skills for Workplace Sustainability: Preparing for Transition’. Technology and Innovation have already brought many changes to the job marketplace, leading to a disruption of the skills that are needed. Not only is this happening now, but it is happening rapidly, and it is continuing to evolve on a near daily basis with the introduction of robotic automation, technical innovations and digitalization set to cost millions of jobs worldwide.

The International Youth Summer School in Iceland will help to prepare young adults for the changes that are pending now and likely in the future. We will learn and analyze the most influential trends in the development of the different areas in global society and what the outline of skills, education and training for sustainable future global development will be. We will study how to avoid becoming an obsolete figure in an ever-developing world and explore new ways to ensure that the role of young adults as working professionals remains sustainable.