Chambers Ireland

Karl-Fitzpatrick-BrusselsKarl is an member of Chambers Ireland Employment, Workplace and Skills Council.

The Employment, Workplace & Skills Council supports the work of the Public Affairs staff in Chambers Ireland. The Council’s functions are to update Chambers Ireland staff on issues relevant to employment and skills which will play a vital part in developing and agreeing policies and to assist in the formation of policy by contributing to government consultations and working groups on specific policies and outputs relating to employment and skills.

Karl represented Chambers Ireland in Brussels at the European Parliament of Enterprises (EPE) on 16th October 2014. The EPE provided delegates from 45 European countries, with an opportunity to debate the issues which face companies across the continent. The debate focused on four core areas; Internationalisation, Skills, Energy and Finance.REPRESENTATION

 As Ireland’s spokesperson on skills, Karl had the opportunity to present to some of the most influential and political figures in Europe. Karl’s core message was focused on how apprenticeships can play a fundamental role in solving the youth unemployment epidemic, which has become the cause of great concern across Europe.