Originally scheduled for 4 and 5 June 2020 in Thessaloniki, the conference will now be held virtually on 30 June and 1 July 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives and disrupted education and training processes and employment globally. Reacting fast to this unprecedented situation the conference changes format allowing participants to follow it and actively participate from their offices or homes safely.

Hosted under the Croatian and the German Presidency of the EU in cooperation with the European Commission, the joint virtual Cedefop-ETF conference, on 30 June and 1 July, will review achievements made on the joint priorities in European cooperation in VET  during 2015-20. It will also debate Cedefop’s and ETF’s overall evidence, data and intelligence on the key challenges for VET in a forward-looking perspective.

The event, organised on the eve of setting new priorities for VET, will bring together high level representatives of the European Commission, the Croatian and German Presidency of the EU, policy-makers, social partners and experts from all participating countries and international organisations to discuss and reflect on:

  • findings from Cedefop and ETF analysis on VET policy developments and implementation during the latest policy cycle agreed in 2015 (Riga Conclusions);
  • key challenges and future priorities for VET.