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Programme and presentations

Third policy learning forum on upskilling pathways: a vision for the future

Virtual event

5 and 6 November 2020s

DAY 1 – Thursday 5 November 2020

Time

Session/ Speakers

9.30 – 10.00 CET

Accessing the event platform - technical check-up

10.00 – 10.15 CET

WELCOME
Chair: Antonio Ranier, Head of Department, Cedefop

Lech Pilawski, President of the EESC Labour Market Observatory
Jürgen Siebel, Cedefop Executive Director

10.15 – 10.30 CET

 

SESSION 1: OBJECTIVE SETTING
Chair: Antonio Ranier, Head of Department, Cedefop

Cedefop work on empowering adults through upskilling and reskilling pathways
Lidia Salvatore, Expert, Cedefop

10.30 – 11.00 CET

 

SESSION 2: TOWARDS SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION: EXPERIENCES FROM INDIVIDUAL COUNTRIES
Chair: Lidia Salvatore, Expert, Cedefop

Finland
Tiina Polo, Senior Ministerial Advisor, Ministry of Education and Culture

Ireland
Mary Lyons, Director of Enterprise, Employees and Skills, SOLAS

Netherlands
Lise Weerden, Policy Adviser, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

11.30 – 11.40 CET

VIRTUAL COFFEE BREAK

11.40 – 13.00 CET

PARALLEL WORKSHOPS:
IN-DEPTH DISCUSSIONS OF COUNTRY EXPERIENCES

Participants will be pre-assigned to three breakout rooms

FINLAND
Tiina Polo, Senior Ministerial Advisor, Ministry of Education and Culture
Anna Toni, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Moderators:
Raimo Vuorinen, Project Manager, Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä
Cynthia Harrison, Support expert, Cedefop
Ernesto Villalba, Expert, Cedefop

IRELAND
Noreen Fitzpatrick, Manager
Mary Lyons, Director
Louise MacAvin, Assistant Manager, Enterprise, Employees and Skills, SOLAS
Moderators:
Lisa Rustico, Expert, Cedefop
Lidia Salvatore, Expert, Cedefop

NETHERLANDS
Lise Weerden, Policy Adviser, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
Moderators:
Ramona David, Expert, Cedefop
Patrycja Lipinska, Expert, Cedefop

 

End of day 1

DAY 2 – Friday 6 November 2020

9.30 – 10.00 CET

Participant online access and technical check-up

 

10.00 – 12.00 CET

(Virtual coffee break 11.05-11.15)

 

SESSION 3: FUTURE OF UPSKILLING PATHWAYS
Chair: Lidia Salvatore, Expert, Cedefop

EU policy developments
Chiara Riondino, Head of Unit, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

Portugal's approach to upskilling pathways
Maria João Alves, Head of the Division of Qualifica Centres
Alexandra Teixeira, Head of the Department for Adult Qualification

Brainstorming on the future of upskilling pathways and next steps

12.00 – 13.00 CET

CONCLUSIONS: THE WAY FORWARD
Chair: Mara Brugia, Deputy Director, Cedefop

Panel discussion
Tatjana Babrauskiene, VET and Adult Education expert of ETUC, EESC member
Martina Ni Cheallaigh, Senior expert, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
Carina Lindén, Deputy Director, Swedish Ministry of Education and Research and Deputy Chairperson Governments' Group, Cedefop Management Board
Laurenţiu Plosceanu, President, EESC, Section on Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC)
Robert Plummer, Senior Adviser, BusinessEurope

 

End of the virtual event