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An ambitious climate agenda and an ambitious digital policy in the shadow of the Corona pandemic. Then there's the French presidency, which will dominate the first half of the year. What does European policy have in store for us in 2022?

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Labor Minister Hubertus Heil's plan for a home office law goes too far. In doing so, the Federal Minister of Labor is damaging entrepreneurial freedom in several ways. It is up to management and the workforce to organize themselves in the best possible way.

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The audio blog for trend topics from mechanical and plant engineering
In search of skilled workers
Thinking ahead: Battery recycling is the next step
Platform economy for mechanical engineering
The road to the hydrogen economy



Tue. 01.02.22 14:15 – 15:45 Uhr

  • Regional Subsidiary North Rhine-Westphalia

In the course of Industry 4.0, digital twins are becoming increasingly important. Selected young companies present possible solutions for mechanical and plant engineering

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Thu. 17.03.22 10:00 – 12:30 Uhr

  • Regional Subsidiary North Rhine-Westphalia

This event will provide a detailed overview of the topic of sustainable finance. In addition, the background and criteria that will play an increasingly important role in future investments and lending in mechanical and plant engineering will be explained.

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Tue. 12.04.22 14:00 – 15:00 Uhr

  • New Members

This part of our digital event series "Connect2Discover@VDMA" presents an overall view of the VDMA portfolio. Be there and get to know your association better. Hear which topics are currently topical and how we can support you with our services.

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