Automotive Skills Alliance

  • Europe & Stakeholder-wide Partnership for collaboration on Skills Agenda in the Automotive-Mobility Ecosystem
  • The ASA was annouced and officially launched in November 2020
  • The ASA became a legal entity (non-profit organization) in January 2022

The Automotive Skills Alliance (ASA) is focused on the re-skilling and up-skilling of workers in the automotive sector, developing intelligence and fostering dialogue among all relevant partners and stakeholders in the sector, and supporting the elaboration of specific plans for re-skilling, up-skilling and training of workers in the EU automotive sector.

The ASA mission is to contribute to a better coordination of relationships at the European level of all the relevant national or regional stakeholders in automotive ecosystem, in order to ensure and develop a common platform for collaboration and best practice sharing across borders. In this regard, ASA intends to ensure continuous, pragmatic and sustainable cooperation on the skills agenda in the ecosystem.


Collaboration Through Projects

ASA builds upon the work carried out by strategic projects in the skills agenda for the ecosystem & promotes and facilitates initiation of new projects/initiatives or support mainstreaming the existing once.

Automotive Sector – (Jan 2018 – Mar 2022)

The Blueprint project on Strategic Sectoral Skills Collaboration in Automotive Sector. Focused on skills needs & offer, training recognition and training developments in the automotive sector.

Batteries Sector – (Dec 2019 – Nov 2023)

The Blueprint project on Strategic Sectoral Collaboration in Batteries for Electromobility Sector. Focused on skills needs & offer, support of training developments in the battery sector.

An opportunity to build on the
best practices and initiate new projects and collaborations

Ambition and Commitments

The overall ambition:

  • Upskill 5% of the workforce each year (resulting in 700,000 employees up or reskilled)
  • Start implementation in pilot regions and pilot projects


The first set of KPIs include:

  • Number of workers to be re-orientated and upskilled
  • Number and skills profiles of new jobs created
  • Number of agreed personal development plans
  • Number of successful trainings certifications
  • Number of workers entering a new or revised job position
  • Number of involved stakeholders and coverage of the ecosystem and of countries and regions

Working Groups and Committees

The Automotive Skills Alliance is composed of four individual Topic Committees which are coordinated by the ASA Office:

  • Technology – The Technology Committee prioritizes Repair and Maintenance, Batteries, Hydrogen, Digitalisation, Electronics Packaging, Software/System Development, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), and Environmental Footprint. With a focus on extending device lifespan and minimizing electronic waste, the committee explores sustainable energy solutions, integrates digital technologies, and evaluates environmental impacts for a holistic and sustainable technological approach.
  • Education – The Education Committee focuses on advancing learning through effective programs, training, and the promotion of both initial and life-long learning. By prioritizing continuous education, the committee aims to equip individuals with the skills needed to thrive in an ever-changing world.
  • Social Aspects – The Social Aspects Committee prioritizes diversity, attractiveness, and key social elements. Committed to inclusivity, it actively promotes diversity and works towards enhancing social appeal and engagement. The committee focuses on creating a harmonious and inclusive society that values diversity for a vibrant and enriching social environment.
  • Regional Dimension – The Regional Dimension Committee prioritizes regional collaboration and effective implementation, fostering collective efforts to address shared challenges. Emphasizing collaborative strategies, the committee aims to create a resilient regional framework for sustainable solutions benefiting local communities.

Topic Committees are responsible for the evaluating, steering, and recommendation provision to specfic Groups which are present under each Committee area, thus steering the ASA activities in specific areas. The structure of Groups and Committees combines, in principle, a horizontal and vertical approach. Groups are of a vertical nature and ASA member types groups represent a horizontal perspective (involving industry, education/training providers, social partners, regions, and more). Each group has clearly defined working plan and may be permanent (working group) or temporary (task force). Groups may use the guidance of developed methodology to select various activities which may be executed to improve the European Skills Intelligence.

  • Members of ASA participate in groups or may establish various groups.
  • Topic Committees recommend and steer the activities of the groups.
  • Each group works on specific selected activities in the context of the European Skills Intelligence.
ASA NEW Structure

More on the methodology may be found by clicking the buttons below:

Note that the following structure and methodology improvement was developed thanks to the ERASMUS+ funded project FLAMENCO, thus views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.


Groups Overview

Topic Committee: Technology
Activity: Conference and Event Cooperation
Members: Continental Automotive, ISCN, ACEA, EuroSPI, ITC


  • Prepare and formalize concrete collaboration model between ASA and SIITME conference
  • Enhance industry-academic collaboration with focus on innovation and technology.
  • Enhance collaboration, research visibility, and education impact in electronic technology to inspire new professionals.
  • Formalizing partnerships and promoting knowledge exchange.
  • Strengthen academic-industry ties, promote innovation through SIITME, and develop sustainable collaboration models for skills growth in electronics packaging.
  • Forge a robust network for tech innovation and improved education.

International Symposium for Design and Technology in Electronics Packaging (SIITME) serves as a premier platform for international discussions and cooperation in electronic engineering and technology. Scheduled for the fall of 2024, SIITME brings together a global community of academics, researchers, and industry professionals to exchange knowledge, present cutting-edge research, and navigate emerging trends in electronic engineering. Through its involvement in the FLAMENCO project and the organization of events such as TIE and SIITME, APTE reaffirms its unwavering commitment to bridging the gap between the academic and industrial sectors. These initiatives demonstrate APTE’s role in guiding the electronic technology sector towards a future marked by innovation, collaboration, and discovery. Join APTE on this transformative journey at TIE and SIITME, supporting the path for the next generation of excellence in electronic engineering!

SIITME – IEEE International Symposium for Design and Technology in Electronic Packaging

Topic Committee: Education
Activity: Conference and Event Cooperation
Members: Continental Automotive, ISCN, ACEA, EuroSPI, ITC, ASA


  • Coorganise a student competition and presentations to industry (APTE, ACEA, EuroSPI, other)
  • Strengthen collaboration between industry and academia, driving innovation.
  • Energize professionals through competitions and networking.
  • APTE commits to bridging academia and electronic technology industry via TIE event.
  • Establish lasting collaboration models for knowledge exchange and skill development.
  • Aim to build a strong network connecting industry pros with students for technological breakthroughs and education enhancement.
  • Issue micro-credentials

TIE 2024 brings technological innovation to all participant attention

From April 24 to April 27, Sibiu will host the 33rd edition of TIE, event focused on technological innovation – from Emerging Technologies Adoption toInnovations in Micro packaging. Organizers will provide a platform for students to showcase their talents, companies to align their brands with cutting-edge innovation, and everyone to immerse themselves in a world of vibrant ideas and inspirational success stories. Whether you’re an industry veteran, an aspiring engineer, or simply a tech enthusiast, TIE promises a great experience.

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Topic Committee: Technology
Activity: Conference and Event Cooperation


  • Establish continuing conference cooperation between ASA and EuroSPI.
  • Officially base the collaboration on the defined service model.
  • Ensure ongoing and robust partnership between ASA and EuroSPI conferences.

31st EuroSPI Conference
EuroSPI² 2024 (4 – 6 September 2024) will have 10 international thematic workshop streams supported by thematic topic communities and the ICSSP (International System and Software Process Association) conference will take place as a co-located partner event. Each thematic stream integrates both, research sessions and industry / applied science sessions. The thematic streams will be a mix of pitch talks provoking discussions, full presentations and panel discussions which will focus on specific questions of interest.


Topic Committee: Technology/Education
Activity: Job Role Definition and Update, Training, etc.
Members: TU Graz, ITC, ISPIM, Grenoble INP, ASA


  • Integration of the innovation agent job role into ASA
  • new job role definition
  • issuing of ASA badges
  • interview on people to join, etc.
  • innovation assessments
  • ISO 56000 compliance
  • E+ project submission or connected

Create a job role, with training, with a benchmarking tool (integrating existing initiative) and create a training service and business model. This is re-using the FLAMENCO models for job role creation and for certification.

Innovation Agent Task force unveiled by ASA

Embarking on the journey towards sustainable green mobility necessitates the seamless integration of various sectors, spanning automotive, IT, infrastructure, battery technology, hydrogen-gas chemical industry, lightweight materials, and cutting-edge sciences such as AI and machine learning. Innovation serves as the catalyst that binds these diverse domains and disciplines together.
In light of this imperative, the role of the innovation agent emerges as pivotal across all interconnected industries, facilitating the vital networking required for progress. Automotive Skills Alliance, alongside its partners, is poised to unveil the Innovation Agent Task Force and certification in 2024, heralding a new era of skills development and transformation within the automotive sector.

We invite you to participate in the TIMS Training Days — forming the European Innovation Agent Task Force in ASA:

  • where you can delve into the future of green mobility and innovation
  • scheduled for 8th May and 10th June 2024;
  • will be conducted online from 9:00 to 17:00 CET..

Please follow the link below. In order to access the materials, please register in the platform for free.

ASA Learning Platform Course

Please note that the enrolment to the course requires registration to the platform.

Additionally, mark your calendars for the TIMS Conference — an EU Project Open Access Final Event—taking place on May 16th, 2024, both onsite and online, from 09:00 to 17:00 CET. Further details, including conference links, location specifics, and materials access, will be available on the TIMS website:

TIMS Project

Topic Committee: Education
Activity: Conference and Event Cooperation
Members: Automobile Club de l’Ouest, Hydrogen Europe Research, EDUCAM, TU Dortmund, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Vamia, ACEA, ASA, Arcturus.


  1. Update them on the latest Hydrogen developments,
  2. train the trainer activity (present the results or training courses from Hydrogen Blueprint (job skills mapping), Hydrogen CoVE, ASA, EII PfS),
  3. create networking and collaboration possibility specifically on hydrogen education for VET level (specifically IVET) in Europe.

The Hydrogen VET Forum is part of the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Spa- rancorchamps (Belgium) of May 2024


Teachers’ Course on Hydrogen in mobility at Spa FIA WEC

Spa- Francorchamps (Belgium), 09 – 11 May 2024

At the Hydrogen VET Forum, you will learn more about hydrogen and its use in mobility, covering topics such as fuels cells and use of H2 in ICE, as well as safety when handling hydrogen tanks and refuelling stations, to name a few. The theoretical training will be complemented by exchanges with experts and drivers from the two racing teams who demonstrate H2 prototypes in competition for a zero emission motor racing. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend demonstration laps to see these teams in action.

Target group: Teachers working on vocational education and training (VET)
The course consists of two parts:

  1. During April 2024, online courses which will take 1 to 2 days with the aim to give the participants enough basic knowledge of the hydrogen aspects and applications before the physical event in Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) – registration in the platform:
  2. A 2-day face to face event in Spa, Belgium from 9 – 11 May (see programme below)

About Hydrogen VET forum in Spa

The Hydrogen VET forum in Spa is an initiative launched by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, the FIA World Endurance Championship, the MissionH24 and its partners Automotive Skills Alliance[1], GreenSkillsforH2[2] and Skills Alliance for Industrial Symbiosis, as part of the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. The Hydrogen VET forum in Spa aims to gather current and future teachers and trainers to share ideas and good practices, work together and deepen their knowledge about the hydrogen ecosystem. The event will collect about 20 teachers and trainers from around Europe.


Topic Committee: Education
Activity: Talent and Skills Matching, DB of Training Courses and Skills Concepts, Networking and Collaboration
Members: OLIFE

The focus of the ASA expert database project is to address the needs of companies that require expertise for various purposes, such as technical projects or educational initiatives. The project aims to create a database of experts that can be accessed by ASA members and other companies to fulfill their expertise requirements.

  • Identification of required expertise: Identification of the most needed fields of expertise
  • Identification of experts: Strategies to identify experts who can provide the required expertise, either individual sources of experts or already existing databases. The project should evaluate the credentials, experiences, and track records of experts to ensure their suitability for specific projects.
  • Motivation of experts: Summary of actions to motivate experts to participate in the project that ASA may provide to the industry,
  • Creating the database and procedures: requirements for creating the ASA expert database/expert matching service, includingthe database, infrastructure and data management processes.
  • Experts deployment strategies: Description of Strategies for deploying experts to companies and regions in need, including project partnerships and online training opportunities. Investigation of the possibility to create project partnerships with other organizations to enhance effectiveness of expert demployment strategies.
  • Dissemination

The mission of the ASA expert matching project is to provide companies with access to experts addressing their needs for expertise in various fields. The project aims to facilitate the identification and deployment of experts, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing among industry professionals. By connecting companies with the right experts, the project seeks to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of technical and educational projects, ultimately contributing to the growth and success of businesses and industries.

A Skills Partnership for the Automotive Ecosystem

  • Pact for Skills is the first flagship action of the European Skills Agenda, firmly anchored in the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights. It also supports the EU Industrial Strategy and the goals of the Green Deal and the digital transformation.
  • The goal of the Pact is to mobilise and incentivise private and public stakeholders to invest and take concrete action for the upskilling and reskilling of people of working age.
  • It is a shared engagement and approach to mobilise all stakeholders to invest in skills for the growth and sustainable development of private and public businesses of all sizes.
  • The Pact facilitates the launch of skills partnerships, in particular it aims to build large-scale multi-stakeholder skills partnerships addressing the needs of the 14 industrial ecosystems identified in the EU Industrial Strategy.


Download the latest summary and ASA joint proposal.


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