He has led many research projects and publications and is credited with the establishment of innovative skills policy, systems and programmes including quality apprenticeships, RPL and centres for excellence in many countries. Organise or take part in an event or activity, vote in the VET Excellence Awards or share your VET story to inspire others to discover their talent. EPSU brings together more than 260 trade unions in 50 countries covering energy, waste and water, health and social services, and local, regional, national government and the European institutions. He is currently working on a project on the effects of the economy’s transition to Industry 4.0. As part of the French reform of VET, she also contributed to inter-ministerial workshops on the merging and harmonisation of the professional advisory bodies that regulate the creation of national vocational qualifications. Mr. Nicolas Schmit, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights will officially open the 5th European Vocational Skills Week with Mr. Claude Meisch, Minister of Education, Children and Youth in Luxembourg. European Vocational Skills Week 2020 Hilary Webb 09/11/2020 - 09:00 Working Group. Public policy plays a key role in ensuring no one is left behind. The European Vocational Skills Week is an annual event during which local, regional or national organisations showcase the very best of Vocational Education and Training (VET) – a sector capable of empowering all people with the skills they need for a fulfilling personal and professional life. She has been chair of the Vocational Education and Training committee of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs since 2016. She studied social sciences, economics and public health and holds a licentiate’s degree in social sciences from Åbo Akademi University. He has published more than 700 articles in the fields of economics, politics, regional integration and social policy in local and international journals. Higher up! She is involved in the VET4EU2 platform that gathers the four EU networks representing vocational education and training and the two EU networks representing higher education. While many old chimneys have fallen down, the region and its companies have been able to build a new booming automation industry and robotics cluster. He has extensive experience in adult education and digital learning gained in the higher education sector and the vocational education environment. His research and professional interests focus on innovation issues in the ICT sector, as well as the creation of a cluster for the development and promotion of entrepreneurship for SMEs. January 1988 – January 1991: Lecturer in the Law of International Organisations at the Europa Institute, University of Utrecht. In the context of the European Vocational Skills Week 2019, the video features baker Nicolas Gouin, winner 2018 Awards for VET Excellence. German Technical University, Faculty of Economics and Law There will be a demonstration of the new Europass platform – the European tool for managing careers and lifelong learning – followed by a discussion on how Europass can support communication on and understanding of VET. He is managing director of the Cluster IDiA, which brings together 81 Aragonese companies and institutions that collaborate in the development of ICT projects. 15/10/2017–15/12/2018: Professional education teacher Ruth Halle works as a technical advisor for TVET and labour market projects with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Dr Christof Nägele is a lecturer and project manager at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), School of Education, and a lecturer at the University of Basel. He also has experience in the organisation and administration of national and European research programmes, focused on the development and promotion of research efforts in the ICT sector. European Vocational Skills Week is back for the fifth time, as announced by Commissioner Ms.Marianne Thyssen. European Vocational Skills Week, organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union. This company-wide department devises and implements sustainable practices and policies for use across the world and promotes shared value for customers and society. Europe is very active in VET research, and research contributes to the development of VET systems, new forms of delivery and the shaping of careers. Save a Life’ at the municipal radio station of the municipality of Heraklion in Attica. since March 2018: Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs. This session will discuss work-based learning (WBL) for young people in VET and adult learners in need of re- and upskilling. His contract as member of the board ended at the age of 65. She has many years of practice, both as an expert and manager, and has conducted international projects such as Asia - IMTT, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig II, Socrates and Synergy. High-level representatives of the European Commission, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, European social partners and Eurochambres will share their opinions and predictions for the future of VET in Europe. Upcoming events. She works all over the globe, enabling effective strategy implementation, sustainable change and smart organisational development. This session will focus on the use of digitalisation and innovation to establish transparent career pathways and qualification systems. She currently leads the Technical Secretariat in charge of the EURoma network (European Network on Roma inclusion under ESI Funds), a network of representatives of 15 Member States that have worked closely with the European Commission for 13 years, with the aim of improving the use of European structural and investment funds to enhance the effectiveness of policies targeting Roma people, and to promote their social inclusion. VET is a path to a more fulfilling personal and professional life. Currently, he is responsible for Cedefop’s work on validation of non-formal and informal learning. A strong European believer, she is also a board member of EVTA, the European Vocational Training Association. Session 2 turns the spotlight on the benefits and challenges of internationalisation in VET and how to strengthen international partnerships. The fourth edition of the European Vocational Skills Week is taking place in Helsinki on 14 – 18 October 2019. It spans from longer programmes to short formats such as micro-credentials, and besides – not least through the challenges brought in by the Covid-19 crisis – goes vir(tu)al. His assignments concerned training and advice for schools and management in vocational education. He has more than 20 years’ experience in international project management in vocational education and training. She is a member of the European Working Group on VET for Germany. VET is an integral part of that. Hans Daems is chair of the board of CSR Europe and group public affairs officer Hitachi Europe (leading strategic integrated branding, corporate communications and sustainability across EMEA). Questions? VET Excellence for Green and Digital Transitions - Part 3 - High-level discussion on VET excellence – roadmap for Europe. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conferences, workshops, and associated events on topics essential to the discussion about vocational education and training (VET), lifelong learning, skills and labour market developments were held online. She set up and is CEO of Albanian Skills: National Association for Skills Competitions and is project manager of the Albanian partner in the EU-funded INTERVET WB project. European Vocational Skills Week is an annual event where local, regional or national organisations showcase the very best of vocational education and training (VET). Hrvoje Grganović has a very versatile profile, focusing on communication and project coordination in the private sector with a strong volunteering background in mobility and health and wellbeing. February 2008 – June 2009: Head of Unit responsible for relations with the Council (COREPER II) and for coordination of G7/G8 activities – Secretariat General (SG). Her unit, Innovation and Cooperation in VET/Europass, implements the Erasmus+ programme in VET in KA2 (strategic partnerships) and the National Europass Center coordinates all activities related to the new Europass portal in Germany. Her life motto is ‘Everything happens for a reason’. He has a PhD in human capital formation and labour relations from the University of Bergamo and has published many studies about VET and partnerships between the educational system and industry. Monica Verzola is the development business director in the international department of ENAIP NET, an Italian consortium bringing together nearly 90 training centres, globally delivering vocational training to more than 40,000 beneficiaries every year. Equally important is the coordination and involvement of private and civil society sectors to mainstreaming validation opportunities for further learning and working. 30/06/2013–29/06/2015: Head of Vocational Education Development Department, Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia On 5. His responsibilities at the ETUC cover sustainable development and climate change, migration, youth policy, non-standard work and the platform economy, education and training, and equality and non-discrimination, as well as organising. Moreover, representing OAED and/or the Greek Ministry of Labour, she has participated in numerous European and international conferences. The event, which will be opened by Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit, will look at how companies, training providers, social partners and national authorities are supporting green and digital skills in apprenticeships, in order to highlight challenges and opportunities and identify good practices across the EU that can inspire action. Before joining the EAC, he was a senior lecturer at the School of Education, Moi University, Kenya, where he taught comparative and international education. The focus of the discussion will be on validation for lifelong learning and employability. She is also a board member of the European Vocational Training Association, with responsibility for network development. Aligned with the European Green Deal and regional commitment to digital transformation, this year’s European Vocational Skills Week will run from November 9 to 13 under the theme of Green and Digital Transition. In this context he has also collaborated with institutional actors at national, European and global levels. After several years of working in the private sector, she crossed into the vocational education sector. VET Excellence for Green and Digital Transitions - Part 1 - Plenary sessionHigher up! 1990: Abitur (higher education entrance qualification), followed by banking traineeship at Deutsche Bank He represents manufacturing industries in education policies. With 15 years’ expertise in education and training acquired at the Commission and in NGOs, she has a deep understanding of skills development and policies for lifelong learning. Since 2019 she has been OAED’s general director of VET, a post she also held between 2012 and 2015. Any school, company, association or organisation in the EU, EFTA or candidate countries, or which is supported by the European Training Foundation, can organise events/activities as part of the Week. Born on 29 April 1971 in Ibbenbüren; married, three children Dietmar Eglseder has a master’s of advanced studies in education management, a series of training courses in education and communication, a diploma in landscape architecture and a vocational baccalaureate. She is the lead author of individual country reviews of upper secondary or post-secondary VET in eight countries. The fith edition of the European Vocational Skills Week, as announced by the Commissioner Ms Marianne Thyssen, will be held from 9 to 13 November 2020.It was planned to take place in Berlin (Germany), however it will be a 100% online event organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the German Presidency of the Council of the European … Kornelia Haugg has been director-general for vocational training and lifelong learning at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) since 2006. The European Vocational Skills Week 2020, from 9 to 13 November is all about these challenges and how we can turn them into opportunities. He started his working life at the Foundation for International Studies of the University of Malta followed by the United Nations International Institute on Aging and the Ministry of Economic Services Malta. European Vocational Skills Week occurs every year as a chance for local, regional and national organisations to showcase the best of Vocational Education and Training (VET). 1998-2003 - Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Law In that capacity, she has contributed to and managed projects on national and EU comparative analysis on VET, skills and entrepreneurship. European Vocational Skills Week er et årligt initiative fra den europæiske Kommission, der gennemføres for at sætte eet bredt europæisk fokus på erhvervsuddannelserne. From 2002 until 2005, Tamsin Rose was the general secretary of the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), a platform of NGOs and not-for-profit organisations working on health at EU level. Academic qualifications: The Zoom event is open to all interested in the topic. 30 Oct 2020 - 13 Dec 2020 He holds a PhD in internet and systems technologies from the Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Potsdam, Germany, and an engineering degree in computer science. Currently, the organisations are working together on a Rights, Equalities and Citizenship project called HIT – Hate Interrupter Teams. Ms Rambousek has 20 years’ leadership experience in the design and delivery of multisectoral inclusive development programmes and strategies in Central and Eastern Europe, MENA, Asia and the UK. A core focus in her role as assistant director is to improve engagement between higher education and industry. He is fluent in French and English and proficient in German. VET Excellence for Green and Digital Transitions - Part 3 - High-level discussion on VET excellence – roadmap for Europe. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, education and training institutions all over the world have had to innovate to ensure continuity in teaching. He is involved in the debates on French and European energy policies, believing that industrial strategies and climate and energy policies must be aligned to create good jobs for European citizens. Steve Medlin of Collage Arts presents Transforming Young People Through Creative Arts Learning in Unconventional Spaces (CREUS). He has also served as a professor of vocational education at the Otto-von Guericke University, Magdeburg. She holds a PhD in political and administration science, specialising in innovation and knowledge public policies (University of the Basque Country) and an MBA (Eseune) and an MA in society, science and technology (University of Oslo). 1998-2004: Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the EU 2005 - 2009: Secretary General of the SPD Born on 3 November 1972 in Hildesheim; married, two children In 2015 he completed two training courses on the writing and implementation of European projects at Business Academy Experta. Takes part in the following session(s):Which upskilling opportunities for whom? She works on the development and monitoring of European Union policies in the area of adult education, in particular in implementation of the Erasmus+ programme. Since December 2018 he has been a member of the governing board of Cedefop, Thessaloniki. Lesław’s professional path has seen him work as a primary school teacher, tutor in a child care centre, high school teacher, lecturer at Opole universities, and head and manager of the largest educational institution in Opole Voivodeship. The connection of the VET sector to HE plays a major role in this. This event will showcase the excellence, quality, attractiveness and benefits of VET. July 2007 – February 2008: Advisor – Secretariat General (SG). Vocational education and training’s (VET’s) role in the EU’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and in the green and digital transitions was at the heart of the European vocational skills week 2020, the first to be held virtually as a result of the pandemic, between 9 and 13 September. It offers an opportunity to showcase your organisation or share your passion and commitment to vocational education and training and to apply for the VET Excellence Awards. She has a PhD in education and has participated in several EU-funded projects on learning cities, lifelong learning, lifelong guidance, recognition of prior learning, apprenticeships and teacher training. From 2014 to 2019, he was the deputy head of unit. Mr Jowi holds a bachelor of education and a master’s in linguistics from Moi University; a master’s in comparative & international education, University of Oslo, Norway; and a PhD from the Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies, University of Twente, Netherlands. Noémi Ráczová studied English language, literature and Art at the Teaching College of the Comenius University in Bratislava and after graduation Book Illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. She is head of the Skills provision department at the Swedish Installation Federation, which gathers companies that install, optimise and control heating, ventilation, water, electrical and telecommunications technology. 1986-1988: Adviser, Cabinet of the Minister for Education She has worked for FSG for 20 years, first as national coordinator for the employment programme for Roma (Acceder Programme) funded by ESF and recognised as a good practice by EU institutions, the UN and the Spanish government. European Vocational Skills Week 2020 – VET and digital tools EODLW 2020. He is a member of the steering group circular skills and of build-up skills for how to build zero-energy houses. He is also director of Eifor Foundation, an NGO focused on the social integration of immigrants. Before joining Cedefop, he was Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Employment in his native Malta. In addition, she has worked for the Italian government on improving the legal framework on disability issues, and has taught at the Universities of Roma Tre, la Sapienza and Foro Italico. Missed the European Commission's Online Vocational Skills Week? She holds a degree in cultural and business studies from the University of Passau, Germany, a degree in international relations from the University March Bloch in Strasbourg and a master of European political and administrative studies from the College of Europe. NAVET is a Bulgarian contact point for the European Vocational Skills Week 2020. This session will explore these questions based on two recent initiatives. G8 Foreign Affairs Sous Sherpa since October 2010 – Secretariat General (SG). She is also involved in the #skills4climate campaign, which champions accelerated skill development to fulfil the climate ambitions. 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