Skills are the hot topic at this morning’s session of the EU Industry Day programme in Brussels.

With around half of Europeans lacking basic digital skills, the continent’s political and business leaders are gathered in the Belgian capital to discuss solutions for tackling this and a range of other industry-related issues.

“Skills are at the heart of industrial policy: to continue to prosper, European enterprises have to be competitive and able to adapt to a changing environment characterised by technological change. The skills of our work force are key, and form the very basis for a competitive and innovative industry,” a document promoting EU Industry Day, titled: skills for a stronger industry, states.

These challenges are global and the debate in Brussels is one going on in every corner of the world. Watch the live streaming now to listen to the discussions, and share your experiences and opinions on Twitter using hashtag #EUIndustryDay