Final Conference

Print Your Future Project Final Conference

Wednesday 3 November

Brussels, Belgium



The Print Your Future project’s primary aim was to develop knowledge and tools to support those with an interest in recruiting the next generation to the printing industry.

With Print Your Future ending in January 2022, we want to share the project’s outcomes with interested stakeholders. Join us at the Hotel Marriott Grand Place in Brussels on Wednesday 3 November for the Print Your Future Project Final Conference, where our findings and tools will be presented.

Participation is free of charge, and we particularly encourage those in the following categories to attend:

  • Printing companies and their young workers
  • Industry associations
  • Trade unions
  • VET providers, schools, and universities – and their students
  • Public authorities
  • Employment services
  • Trade press

We encourage in-person participation to guarantee the best experience but will offer those who cannot travel to Brussels the option to join this event online. Interpretation on-site and online will be provided in Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Topics due to be addressed by our speakers include:

  • The printing sector: current and future opportunities and challenges, Speaker tbc
  • The world of work: next generation, Intergraf Young Talent Award winners Rita Estevinha Silva and Bastien Combeau
  • Project presentation: objectives and key results, Spin360
  • Best Practice Toolkit, Intergraf
  • Employment and recruitment situation in project countries (Estonia, Germany, the Netherlands, and Portugal)
  • Retention management in the printing industry, Prof. Dr. Andreas Otterbach
  • Way forward and Q&A


About the project

The Print Your Future project ( was designed and co-coordinated by the European social partners for the graphical sector: Intergraf (representing employers) and UNI Europa Graphical (representing workers). The project was funded by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion, and supported by four country experts: the Association of Estonian Printing and Packaging Industry - AEPPI (Estonia), Stuttgart Media University (Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart) (Germany), GOC (the Netherlands), and the Associação Portuguesa das Indústrias Gráficas e Transformadoras do Papel - APIGRAF (Portugal). The project was also supported by a technical expert: Spin360.



Contact: Alison Grace