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DigiGreeNPost Project – 1st Roundtable

Under the PostEurop CSR Circle and the Training Working Group, PostEurop organized the DigiGreeNPost 1st Roundtable on 16th May 2023 where DigiGreeNPost Project was presented to the involved PostEurop Members. The meeting brought together experts from various postal organizations to discuss and share insights on developing employees’ competences in the context of increased digitalization and training initiatives benefiting from EU funding.

The meeting commenced with a warm welcome and opening remarks by Ms. Margaux Meidinger, the Chairwoman of the PostEurop CSR Circle. She was joined by Mrs. Afroditi Riga and Ms. Tatjana Buhac, Vice-Chairwomen of the PostEurop Training Working Group, who further set the stage for the day’s discussions.

The first session of the meeting focused on developing employees’ competences in the face of digital transformation. Mr. Francesco Costa, the Chair of the SDC Training, Health & Safety Working Group, presented the main findings from the SDC project “Postal Skills and Work Environment in the Digital Era.” Following that, Ms. Meredith Wellard from Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL) then shed light on the learning initiatives at DPDHL.

The second session centered around training initiatives that have benefited from EU funding. Claude Fares from Formaposte, La Poste, discussed the mobility of apprentices between La Poste and Swiss Post, showcasing the added value of cross-border collaboration through EU-funded projects. Ms. Kalina Toteva from Bulgarian Post introduced the GreenPosts Project, which focuses on training to implement the European Green Deal. Dr. Antonino Scribellito, the PostEurop Head of Projects, wrapped up the session by highlighting the DigiGreeNPost Project, which aims to propel the postal industry toward a more digital and greener era.

The meeting concluded with an open discussion, allowing participants to engage in fruitful exchanges and share their thoughts on the topics covered throughout the day. The insights gained from this collaborative gathering will undoubtedly shape the future of training and development within the postal industry.