Annual Forum 2011

The 2nd EQAVET Annual Forum took place on 31 March and 1 April 2011 in Budapest.

The Annual Forum was organised jointly by the European Commission, the EQAVET Secretariat and the Hungarian National Institute of Vocational and Adult Education.

Twenty-five countries were represented at the meeting. Apologies were received from EU Member States Bulgaria, Demark, Poland; as well as from partner countries Croatia, Liechtenstein, Iceland, the “Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and Turkey. The Social Partners were represented by the European Trade Union confederation (ETUC), the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (UEAPME) and Business Europe. Observers from Quality Assurance in Lifelong Learning (QALLL) project, Eurochambres, European Providers of Vocational Education and Training (EUproVET), the Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU), the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) and MENON network were also present. The European Training Foundation (ETF) was also represented. Apologies were received from the European Development Centre for Vocational Education and Training (Cedefop).

The Annual Forum was chaired by the European Commission represented by Mr Risto Raivio.

Below you will find the presentations and videos from the Annual Forum. Click on the links to access selected presentation / video.

Agenda

Thursday, 31 March 2011 

8.30 | Arrival and registration

9.00 - 13.00 | Plenary session
Chair: Risto Raivio, Head of Sector, Directorate General Education and Culture, European Commission

9.00 - 9.45 | Welcome Speeches and Inaugural Addresses:

  • Sándor Czomba, Minister of State for Employment Policy, Hungary
  • Risto Raivio, Head of Sector, Directorate General Education and Culture, European Commission

9.45 - 9.50 | Overview of the Agenda

9.50 - 11.00 | Key note addresses followed by discussion on the implicarions for the ongoing work in EQAVET:

11.00 - 11.30 | Coffee break

11.30 - 12.50 | Secretariat Report on the implementation of Work Programme:

1st plenary discussion on the outcomes of working groups and implications for Member States

13.00 - 14.00 | Lunch

14.00 - 15.30 | Workshops Session 1

Exchange of information on the preparation of national approaches to the implementation of the Reference Framework and presentation of the on-line IT guidance

15.30 - 16.00 | Coffee break

16.00 - 17.00 | Workshops Session 2

Discussion on monitoring the national approaches to the implementation and reporting

17.00 - 17.45 | Meeting of MENON Network and coordinators of Leonardo da Vinci projects on Quality Assurance of VET

Friday, 1 April 2011

8.30 - 9.30 | Meeting of national reference points
Chair: Sophie Weisswange, Policy Officer, Directorate General Education and Culture, European Commission

Presentation by Anthony Camilleri, MENON Network: EQAVET Promotion and Knowledge Management Unit
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9.30 - 9.55 | Introduction to Workshops Session 3:

9.55 - 10.15 | Coffee break

10.15 - 11.45 | Workshops Session 3

Opportunities for synergies at national level between EQAVET, EQF and ECVET concerning quality assurance and VET learning outcomes

11.45 - 12.30 | Panel discussion: identification of key messages / trends emerging from discussions at the workshops which should impact on future work

Panellists:

  • Maria Emília Galvão, Expert
  • Keith Brumfitt, Expert
  • Franz Gramlinger, Expert
  • Serban Iosifescu, Expert
  • Katalin Molnár Stadler, National Institute of Vocational and Adult Education, Hungary
  • Rita Siilivask, Ministry of Education and Research, Estonia

Moderator: Barbara Kelly, Director of Awards and Standards, FETAC, Ireland

>> View the video - part 1

>> View the video - part 2

12.30 - 13.15 | Panel discussion: agreement on next steps to be undertaken in order to support members in implementation of the Recommendation

Panellists:

  • Christina Linderholm, Social Partners - Employers
  • Hermann Nehls, Social Partners - Employees
  • Giorgio Allulli, Institute for the Development of Vocational Training of Workers, Italy
  • Tarja Riihimaki, Ministry of Education, Finland
  • Franz Reithuber, Higher College of Engineering in Steyr, Austria
  • Sophie Weisswange, European Commission

Moderator: Barbara Kelly, Director of Awards and Standards, FETAC, Ireland

>> View the video - part 1

>> View the video - part 2

>> View the video - part 3

>> View the video - part 4

13.15 - 13.30 | Formal conclusions of the 2nd Annual Forum:

  • Risto Raivio, Head of Sector, Directorate General Education and Culture, European Commission
  • Katalin Molnár-Stadler, Senior Expert, National Institute of Vocational and Adult Education, Hungary

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