Work area: Forum

The FemCAT Forum is a meeting point where the business community in Catalonia has the opportunity to share common experiences and important knowledge for economic and social development. Since the first edition in 2007, FemCAT Forum has tackled issues such as internationalization, a country’s brand, training, research and innovation, knowledge transfer, work, and immigration. FemCAT, as an initiative that comes from business and aspires to have an impact on society as a whole, stresses that business is society. Thus, it poses a question that involves all levels of society working together to find solutions.

Digital Society: Challenges and Opportunities

Digital Society: Challenges and Opportunities

Digital Society: Challenges and Opportunities

11th FemCAT Forum (2021) – Digital Society: Challenges and Opportunities Please consult the programme Digitalisation as a national strategy, cooperation between the public and private sectors, and inclusion of companies and citizens can drive greater efficiency in public administration, making it possible to improve public policy and create optimal conditions for the digitalisation of businesses. The 11th FemCAT Forum will act as a hub of discussion and analysis to consider a challenge that requires a [...] Read more...

EARLY SCHOOL LEAVING AND THE LABOR MARKET

EARLY SCHOOL LEAVING AND THE LABOR MARKET

EARLY SCHOOL LEAVING AND THE LABOR MARKET

10th Edition (2018): Early School Leaving: From the Company’s Perspective • Why are there companies that can’t find the employees they need, despite the high unemployment rate? • What do businesspeople do to find the employees they need?  • How can early school leaving be reduced and untrained insertion into the labor market be prevented? • What can be done, on the part of the business world, to reduce early school leaving?  • Is there [...] Read more...

Youth unemployment: what can we do?

Youth unemployment: what can we do?

Youth unemployment: what can we do?

9th edition (2016): “Youth unemployment: what can we do?” At FemCAT we believe that the company is society. Improving employment prospects, particularly youth employment, must be a joint objective of all stakeholders. FemCAT Forum, held on 16 November 2016, was the meeting point of several experts who discussed the need to build medium and long term vision on work, society and country we want The youth unemployment rate in Catalonia is 38%, one of the [...] Read more...

The Wealth of Nations in the 21st Century

The Wealth of Nations in the 21st Century

The Wealth of Nations in the 21st Century

8th edition (2014): The Wealth of Nations in the 21st Century On the occasion of the celebration of FemCAT’s tenth anniversary, the foundation organized, jointly with the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, an encounter in which three leading international experts in economics discussed issues of the current world economy. Robert E. Lucas, of the University of Chicago, and Edward C. Prescott, of Arizona State University, economists and researchers who have been honored with a Nobel [...] Read more...

A World for Learning: Training, Research and Innovation

A World for Learning: Training, Research and Innovation

A World for Learning: Training, Research and Innovation

7th edition (2013): A World for Learning: Training, Research and Innovation The seventh edition of the FemCAT Forum focused on the role of people as vectors for innovation. The German model of dual vocational training is based on transfer of knowledge to company employees from the inception of their relationship. In turn, it relies on knowledge creation by external institutions, which in addition to providing services also facilitate the incorporation of people already trained in [...] Read more...

Competing in the World: The Challenge of Business Location

Competing in the World: The Challenge of Business Location

Competing in the World: The Challenge of Business Location

6th edition (2012): Competing in the World: The Challenge of Business Location What are the parameters of competitiveness that will help companies and territories to emerge from the crisis quickly? What are companies doing about it? Do Catalonia and Catalan companies stand up in a comparison with the best players on a global scale? These were the questions asked by the speakers of the 6th FemCAT Forum. The guests responded with complex elements that made [...] Read more...

A Place in the World: Countries’ Brands

A Place in the World: Countries’ Brands

A Place in the World: Countries’ Brands

5th edition (2011): A Place in the World: Countries’ Brands What concepts, attributes, or images are associated with a country, a city, a place? How do these concepts influence the decision to travel there, to buy a product made there, or to approach a person from there? Building a country brand requires a meticulous process that must involve citizens, businesses, and institutions; it must also observe carefully the perceptions of those who visit or who [...] Read more...

Business and Knowledge: a new world

Business and Knowledge: a new world

Business and Knowledge: a new world

4th edition (2010): Business and Knowledge: a new world In reviewing the pillars of competitiveness, the management, dissemination and use of knowledge were profiled as a sustainable commitment to the future of countries. Catalonia starts from a good base, both for the richness of its scientific production as well as for its assets in talent management. The fourth FemCAT Forum gave voice to the agents in our society who protect, generate and transfer knowledge. An [...] Read more...

The World of Tomorrow: Industry and Innovation

The World of Tomorrow: Industry and Innovation

The World of Tomorrow: Industry and Innovation

3rd edition (2009): The World of Tomorrow: Industry and Innovation Industry is one of the cornerstones of the Catalan economy. In a globalized world and in times of crisis, solutions from the “real” economy and foundations on which to base a new concept of growth are sought. It is therefore time to look at industry as a sector that traditionally has given life to Catalan society and which generates innovative concepts. The Forum featured two [...] Read more...

The World that is coming: Business, Employement and Immigration

The World that is coming: Business, Employement and Immigration

The World that is coming: Business, Employement and Immigration

2nd edition (2008): The world that is coming: Business, Employment, and Immigration The second FemCAT Forum focused on the always current topic of employment, with special emphasis on immigration. In 2008, 15% of the Catalan population was foreign-born (one million people), while in 2000 the figure was 2%. Immigration, as a present and future phenomenon related to the economy and social cohesion, forms a part of the challenges related to employment and a country’s economy. [...] Read more...

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