Annual Forum 2010

EQAVET first Annual Forum took place in Madrid on 29 and 30 April 2010. This was the first general meeting to be held within the new phase of the work at European level regarding quality assurance in VET since the adoption of the Recommendation on the establishment of the quality assurance reference framework and the subsequent establishment of the Secretariat to support its implementation.

The Annual Forum was hosted by the Spanish Ministry of Education and officially opened by Mr. Antonio Gil González, Head of Unit in the Subdirectorate of Guidance and VET.

The Annual Forum was chaired by the European Commission represented by Mr. João Delgado.

Twenty-seven countries were represented at the Annual Forum. Social Partners were represented by ETUC, CEEP, UEAPME and Business Europe. Observers from QALLL, EVBB and COEPA were also present as well as CEDEFOP and ETF.

Download the report from the Annual Forum.


Follow the link below to download a presentation.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

08.30 - Arrival and registration

9.00 - 13.00 - Plenary session

09.00 - 09.45 - Official Opening by Antonio Gil González, Head of Unit, Subdirectorate of Guidance and VET, Ministry of Education

João Delgado, DG Education and Culture, European Commission (Chair of the Network)

09.45 - 09.50 - Presentation and approval of the agenda

09.50 - 11.00 - Key note address followed by structured responses and discussion:

11.00 - 11.30 - Coffee break

11.30 - 13.00 - Sean Feerick, EQAVET Secretariat, Presentation of the work programme followed by discussion

Developing strategies to national approach for the implementation of the reference framework and enhancing cooperation in the field of QA in VET

Discussion on contextualising work in broader policy context and preparing the groundwork for the development of the Network’s Strategy: working groups, experts and steering committee

13.00 - 13.30 - Presentation of candidates for election to the steering committee

13.30 - 14.30 - Lunch

14.30 - 15.00 - Introduction to the working group discussions: Sean Feerick, EQAVET Secretariat

15.00 onwards - Four parallel working groups to discuss methodologies for developing national approaches for the implementation of the reference framework by:
1) developing guidelines, tools and instruments
2) developing appropriate strategies for working with indicators

15.00 - 16.00 - Working groups Session 1

16.00 - 16.30 - Coffee break

16.30 - 18.00 - Working groups Session 2

Friday, 30 April 2010

9.00 - 10.00 - National Reference Points’ discussion on LLP Call for Proposals

10.00 - 11.00 - Reports from the working groups followed by discussion:


11.00 - 11.30 - Coffee break

11.30 - 12.00 - Presentation of Communication Strategy followed by discussion: Sean Feerick, EQAVET Secretariat

12.00 - 12.30 - Agreement on mandates of the working groups and initiation of membership process

12.30 - 13.00 - Conclusions of the Annual Forum and next steps

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