He taught economics of European integration as a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta. Takes part in the following session(s):Higher up! 01/2017 – 15/03/2018: Deputy Director-General, DG TRADE responsible for Directorates E, F, G and H. 16/03/2018 to date: Director-General – Directorate-General "Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion" (EMPL) Excellence in VET Awards will be presented in four categories: Companies and Learners, VET Innovators, European Funding for Excellence, and European Agencies. January 1988 – January 1991: Lecturer in the Law of International Organisations at the Europa Institute, University of Utrecht. She’s a mentor, speaker and author of the books Donne 4.0, the manifesto of the Community Donne 4.0, and Connected Sisterhood. And how can we offer tailored support to individuals with diverse needs and characteristics (both young and adult learners)? Stephan started his career as an apprentice mechanic before gaining Master’s degree in History, Philosophy & Sociology from the University of Zurich. Salvador is the diversity manager at Repsol and president of the training committee at the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, with more than 30 years of experience in training. LOCATION Ribera del Loira Nº 12 (The Spanish Chamber of Commerce) Online Spain CONTACT carmen.ayllon@camara.es. Prior to joining the Adecco Group, Stephan held senior marketing communications and public affairs positions at Swiss and international companies. He started his professional career with a six-month internship at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris, where he followed the work of the EU Council on Employment and Social Affairs. 1982: Doctorate in International Economic Relations from Faculty of Law and Economics of the University of Aix-Marseille FROM 11 Nov 2020 10:00. She has published books and articles in international journals. Accelerating digital transformation, developing education and finding new ways to help the region’s economy flourish are topics very close to her heart. He is also director of Eifor Foundation, an NGO focused on the social integration of immigrants. Since 2019, Dietmar Eglseder has been deputy managing director and head of higher vocational education and training at ICT-vocational training in Switzerland. She has been working in the field of VET for more than 20 years, as an expert in lifelong learning and vocational guidance, and manages several projects concerning job and employment services. Since joining the Commission she has worked on many initiatives to further lifelong learning and basic skills for adults, including preparation of the Council Recommendation on Upskilling Pathways: New Opportunities for Adults in 2016. The fifth edition of European Vocational Skills Week will take place from 9­ – 13 November 2020. the Commission's new web presence, Resources Nicolas Schmit, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, will launch the Week on 9 November at an event jointly-organised with representatives from Luxembourg.. An expert in energy policies, he was a member of EDF’s board of directors, representing the employees, for 10 years. Prior to this, he worked from 2005 to 2007 as a policy officer at the European Youth Forum in Brussels. 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. She works closely on the development of vocational and professional higher education in Slovenia. He holds degrees in electrical engineering, science and education and is active in the European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA), CIGRE and Engineers Ireland. Passionate about the transformative capacity of learning, he also oversees the development and coordination of dual training programmes. He supervises federal professional examinations (audit of examinations, assessment of competence profiles and examination regulations) and leads recognition procedures of core syllabus, study programmes and continuing education and training at professional education institutions. Her previous experience includes developing vocational qualifications, student assessment and entrepreneurship education. Kinga Szebeni works as a policy officer in the unit for vocational education and training, adult learning and apprenticeships of the European Commission. From 2010-2014, he was a member of the cabinet of the EU Commissioner responsible for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, Youth and Sport in Brussels. 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. She has worked for the Finnish National Agency for Education and briefly for the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture since 2002. He speaks English fluently, is at ease in Italian, and is a basic user of German and Spanish. She contributed to a French national commission whose brief was to benchmark national vocational standards with the objective of a shared and common language for competence-based qualifications. He then worked for the representation of Rhineland-Palatinate in Brussels and the Committee of the Regions before joining the European Commission in 2002. Working closely with the French Ministry of Labour, she worked on several national programmes to develop the validation of competences for jobseekers, aiming at shorter and simpler pathways and offering complementary training and support opportunities based on local jobs needs. 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. Questions? He is now the national secretary of CFE-CGC Energies, the second largest trade union in the French energy sector, responsible for public affairs in France and Europe. As the coordinator of a geographical desk, he was involved in the negotiations on the EU structural polices supported by the European Social Fund. She has been coordinating the implementation of the current Erasmus programme and the preparation of the next (2021-2027), based on the mid-term evaluation of the programme and consultation of many stakeholders in these fields and in close cooperation with other Commission services. He conducts research on the double transformation (VET and labour market analysis, curricula, learning outcomes), works with competence profiles and professional examination standards and training programmes (IT, economics and administration, medical and social care), and conducts national and international research projects. Since 2005, he has been responsible for dual study programmes as global lead and implemented similar programmes in China, India, Brazil, Hungary, Ireland, the USA, Singapore, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Jasmina Poličnik is general secretary at the Association of Slovene Higher Vocational Colleges (HVC). Since 2014 he has worked in the field of vocational education and training, apprenticeships and adult learning. We will be using B2Match services to allow 1-to-1 meetings and direct contact between participants. She currently manages the European ValueAble network project. A meeting of Directors-General for VET, or vocational education and training, the launch of a Pact for Skills by the Commission, an expert conference on VET, a social partners conference and the 2020 Vocational Excellence Award Nominees Celebration are all planned for this year's European Skills Week. Since December 2018 he has been a member of the governing board of Cedefop, Thessaloniki. As in every year, the ETF contributes greatly to the event with a number of activities. VET Excellence for Green and Digital Transitions - Part 3 - High-level discussion on VET excellence – roadmap for Europe. Since 2019 she has been OAED’s general director of VET, a post she also held between 2012 and 2015. EuroSkills Graz 2020 (postponed indefinitely) The video features European Vocational Skills Week events and activities that happened in Helsinki during 14-18 October, together with key campaign’s statistics and results. 1995-1998 - Professional qualification of TV correspondent, College of Television Arts Training Center On the other, the Dutch ‘STAP’ budget gives individuals an annual budget of EUR 1 000 to cover the costs of training courses. Previously, he worked on the ministry’s white paper process Work 4.0 on the future of work and coordinated an ESF project that supports small and medium-sized enterprises in their human resource strategies. It will provide an insight into the Erasmus+ programme, the European Social Fund, the European Regional Development Fund, the Recovery and Resilience Facility, InvestEU and the Technical Support Instrument, all of which can be catalysts for further investment in skills in Europe. Contact us.Data protection document, 2020 VET Excellence Award Nominees Celebration and Closing Ceremony, https://ecorys.webex.com/ecorys/onstage/g.php?MTID=e42ea2c6f3cd74a26d4af861c4a81834f, European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) - High Level Event, Validation of non-formal and informal learning, European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA), VET Excellence Award Nominees Celebration and Closing Ceremony, Which upskilling opportunities for whom? Prior to joining the ETF, he was deputy head of the EU Delegation to India and Bhutan. As chair of the board of CSR Europe, he was key in the 380 CEOs Call for a Sustainable Europe 2030 (2019) which led to the inauguration of the European Pact for Sustainable Industry, inaugurated in October 2020 at the European SDG Summit. Takes part in the following session(s):Higher up! A strong European believer, she is also a board member of EVTA, the European Vocational Training Association. Social inclusion goes hand in hand with economic development, and neither should exclude or progress at the expense of the other. Belén Sánchez-Rubio is head of the International Department at the Fundación Secretariado Gitano (FSG), an intercultural national NGO working for equality and inclusion of the Roma community in Spain and Europe. The fifth edition of the Week is a 100% online event organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union. In 2018, the project Closer to the Labour Market 2 was chosen as the best project for vocational education at the European Vocational Skills Week. From 2015 to 2019, she was the director of international relations of OAED, the Greek public employment service. He holds a PhD in international and comparative education from Stockholm University and he is on the editorial board of the European Journal of Education and the Journal of business creativity and the creative economy. Within BMBF she has been head of division for strategy and planning, and director for research institutions and the Council of Science and Humanities. He attended training in several subjects, such as student counselling, financial management, managing change and business administration. this site, Commission However, can VET be inclusive if its governance is not diverse? He worked as a consultant and was project manager of the Vocational Training 4.0 initiative. Before joining the Commission, she worked for the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, where she was responsible for developing the upskilling and reskilling strategy for adult learners and implementing measures focused on adapting workers to the changes in the labour market. since January 2011: Chairwoman of the CDU municipal association, Tecklenburg She has represented OAED in the European Network of Public Employment Services as assistant to the head of PES and as an alternate member of the board of the network between 2010 and 2020. November 1992 – February 1997: Directorate General VI – Agriculture (Unit B.I.1 – Agricultural Law). 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 … Chiara Palazzetti holds an MSc in anthropology and development from the London School of Economics and has more than seven years of experience in transnational project design and management, including network coordination – specifically through EU direct and structural funds. Date for the Diary: EVSW 2020. European Vocational Skills Week is an annual event which sees local, regional or national organisations across Europe showcase the very best of vocational education and training (VET). She taught for many years at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens School and at the Public Institute of Vocational Training. As well as involvement in several European programmes such as Erasmus+ and its predecessors, he initiated and coordinated projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania and China on restructuring and modernising VET. Any event/activity taking place between March and December 2020 can apply to be an official partner event of European Vocational Skills Week. Throughout her various roles, the common denominator has been to further the status of VET. Welcome to the digital lobby of the fifth European Vocational Skills Week, organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union from 10-14 November 2020. 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. The Pact aims to mobilise all relevant stakeholders to provide more and better up- and reskilling opportunities for people of working age. She has valuable insights into the development of apprenticeships and work-based learning as well as VET systems in Europe. Before that he worked at the Directorate General for Employment and Social Affairs. Takes part in the following session(s):Higher up! Eva Cendon is professor for university continuing education and teaching and learning at the FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany, and vice-president of eucen (European Universities Continuing Education Network). July 2007 – February 2008: Advisor – Secretariat General (SG). European Vocational Skills Week is an annual event when local, regional or national organisations showcase the very best of vocational education and training (VET). Before her role as mayor of Pori, she was director of social and health services in the City of Lohja and financial manager at Pori Health Authority. European Vocational Skills Week 2020, Berlin, Germany VET research in Europe: topics, structures and cooperation Workshop on Wednesday, 11 November, 9:00 – 13:00 Organised by the European Research Network on Vocational Education and Training (VETNET) and the 30 Oct 2020 - 13 Dec 2020 Welcome to the digital lobby of the fifth European Vocational Skills Week, organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the German Presidency of … 15 October 2020. This company-wide department devises and implements sustainable practices and policies for use across the world and promotes shared value for customers and society. Ana Cláudia Valente is the deputy director of the National Agency for Qualification and VET, a public body whose mission is to coordinate the implementation of policies regarding vocational education and training for young people and adults, as well as to ensure the development and management of the National System for the Recognition, Validation and Certification of Competences. Her involvement in the skills movement started when WorldSkills Europe was born, with the first EuroSkills competition in 2008. He has published more than 700 articles in the fields of economics, politics, regional integration and social policy in local and international journals. She has coordinated many EU projects in employment, education and equality. Takes part in the following session(s):Launch of Pact for Skills. The European Commission has captured more than 250 examples and ideas from over 30 countries of how VET providers and other VET stakeholders have adapted. The topics of his involvement were multifarious: youth at risk, promotion of work-based learning, integration of migrants, shortages in STEM areas and promotion of entrepreneurship. 5 th European Vocational Skills Week co-organised by the European Commission in close cooperation with the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union 9 - 13 November 2020 : Online registration is now closed. This is a platform to make VET’s potential more widely known, and an opportunity to exchange information and good practice across Europe and beyond. They have one daughter. He holds the chair on management of culture change. He served as European Semester Officer and investment correspondent for the Investment Plan for Europe at the Commission Representation in Malta and an economic analyst with the Commission’s Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs in Brussels. Cristina Romero Aceituno graduated from the University of Huelva in business administration, management and tourism. He has taught in secondary schools in the UK and Cyprus. Professor Joachim James Calleja is principal and CEO of Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology. It is organized by the European Commission in partnership with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the German EU Council Presidency. As in every year, the ETF contributes greatly to the event with a number of activities. She also worked more broadly on taking forward the European Pillar on Social Rights. Ernesto Villalba has worked at the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Education and Training (Cedefop) since 2011. VET is a path to a more fulfilling personal and professional life. 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). She has 30 years’ experience in industry as an engineer, in the education sector as a teacher, in international cooperation through project management and senior roles including administration, finance, acquisitions and monitoring, and in a variety of programmes supporting education and vocational training, entrepreneurship and innovation. 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.Please find the information to connect:https://ecorys.webex.com/ecorys/onstage/g.php?MTID=e42ea2c6f3cd74a26d4af861c4a81834f Since then he has been active in various Commission services, particularly in the Directorate-General Education and Culture, first as policy officer in the field of education, then as head of sector for interinstitutional relations. 1992 - 1993: Civilian service, Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband (association of non-profit social welfare organisations), Peine Before joining Cedefop, he was Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Employment in his native Malta. 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