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Programme and presentations

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

20 and 21 May 2019, Burssels

 

DAY 1 – Monday 20 May 2019

Time

Session/ Speakers

13.30 – 14.30

Registration

14.30 – 14.50

Room: JDE 62 (6th floor)

Welcome and objectives of the second PLF on Upskilling pathways: a vision for the future

  • Christa Schweng, President of the Section on Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC), EESC
  • Antonio Ranieri, Head of department for learning and employability (DLE), Cedefop

14.50 – 15.30

Room: JDE 62

 

Chair: Antonio Ranieri, Cedefop

Setting the scene: mapping adult populations with a low level of  skills

  • Lidia Salvatore, Expert, Cedefop

 

15.30 – 15.45

Room: JDE 62

Update on the Council’s work on upskilling and reskilling

  • Augustin Mihalache, Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU

 

15.45 – 16.15

Coffee break

16.15 – 18.00

Room: JDE 62

 

Chair: Tatjana Babrauskiene,

Chair of Cedefop’s Management Board

Developing upskilling pathways for adults

Martina Ni Cheallaigh, Senior expert, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

Cedefop experts

Irene Psifidou, Expert, Cedefop

 

End of day 1

DAY 2 –Tuesday 21 May 2019

9.00 – 9.30

Registration

 

9.30 – 13.00

Atrium 6

 

Coffee break

11.40 – 12.00

 

Key areas for developing upskilling pathways for adults

Parallel sessions in world café format: three parallel sessions will focus on specific key areas identified in the draft analytical framework.

Participants will be divided into country groups and will spend one hour in each session.

 

Coffee break from 11.40 to 12.00

 

9.30 - 10.30

Key area 1: Integrated approach to upskilling pathways  for adults

Key area 7: Lifelong guidance

Key area 4: Financial and non-financial support

Key area 5: Monitoring and evaluation

Key area 8:

Skills assess-ment

Key area 9a:  Tailored learning offer leading to a formal qualification 

10.40 – 11.40

Key area 2: Governance (multilevel/ multi-stakeholder)

Key area 6: Outreach

Key area 4: Financial and non-financial support

Key area 5: Monitoring and evaluation

Key area 10: Validation and recogni-tion

Key area 9B: Tailored-learning offer with work-based learning

12.00-13.00

Key area 3: Identification of target groups

Key area 7: Lifelong guidance

Key area 4: Financial and non-financial support

Key area 5: Monitoring and evaluation

Key area 10: Validation and recogni-tion

Key area 9B:

Tailored-learning offer with work-based learning

 

13.00 – 14.30

Atrium 6

Lunch break

14.30 – 16.00

Room: JDE 62

Reporting from the parallel sessions and discussion

  • Cedefop experts: Summary of the parallel sessions
  • Feedback from participants and next steps

16.00 – 17.00

Room: JDE 62

 

Chair: Franca Salis-Madinier, EESC member

Panel discussion: stakeholder perspectives

  • Vladimíra Drbalová, Vice-President of the Labour Market Observatory of the EESC
  • Csaba Borboly, Member of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR)
  • Mario Patuzzi, Head of Unit Basic Issues of Vocational Education, German Confederation of Trade Unions (DGB)
  • Fons Leroy, CEO of the Flemish public employment service (Vlaamse Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling en Beroepsopleiding – VDAB) and Chair of the European Network of Public Employment Services
  • Gina Ebner, Secretary General, European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA)
  • Brikena Xhomaqi, Director, Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP)

17.00 – 17.30

Room: JDE 62

 

Concluding remarks

  • Ákos Topolánszky,  Vice-President of the Section on Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC), EESC
  • Dana Carmen Bachmann, Head of Unit, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
  • Tatjana Babrauskiene, Chair of Cedefop’s Management Board

 

End of the event

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