Annual Forum 2012

The 3rd EQAVET Annual Forum took place on 29 and 30 March 2012 in Elsinore, Denmark.

The Annual Forum was organised jointly by the European Commission, the EQAVET Secretariat and the Danish Confederation of Trade Unions.

This Annual Forum was of particular importance as it marked the final year of the current work programme and focused on our priorities and strategies for the future. In this context it provided an opportunity to reflect on the achievements so far, the experiences of Member States in developing their national approaches to the implementation of the EQAVET Recommendation, and to decide on the most appropriate ways to support Member States and national reference points over the coming years.

To download the presentations from the meeting, click on a selected link below.



Thursday, 29 March 2012 

8.30 | Arrival and registration

9.00 – 10.30 | Plenary session
Chair: João Delgado, European Commission

Welcome speeches and introductions to the Annual Forum:

Secretariat report, key findings and trends emerging from the survey undertaken in 2011:

10:30 – 11:00 | Coffee break

11:00 – 13:35 | Agora thinking session

1. The IT tool, how to communicate and maximise its use?
Presenters: Keith Brumfitt, Maria Emilia Galvão

2. The LLL perspective, increasing cooperation with HE and EQF and ECVET
Presenters: Sophie Weisswange, Maria Kristin Gylfadottir

3. Supporting a community of practice, the work on QA by CEDEFOP and by ETF
Presenters: Tina Bertzeletou, Margareta Nikolovska

4. Fostering a partnership culture with the industry sectors and social partners
Presenters: Kim Faurschou, Susanne Mueller

13:35 – 14:30 | Lunch

14:30 – 17:00 | Café tables for thematic workshops

4 parallel café tables, each reflecting and discussing on:
a) Identification of key issues/needs for work programme 2013-2015
b) Identification of actions to address these key issues/needs

17.15 | Departure for Erhvervsskolen Nordsjælland (Vocational School of North Sealand)

18:00 | Visit of school and reception organised by students
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20.00 | Dinner in Lo-skolens konferencecenter


Friday, 30 March 2012

8.30 – 9.30 | Informal meeting of national reference points

09:00 – 09:30 | Restricted session: Steering Committee election


09.30 – 11.00 | Plenary session
Chair: Sophie Weisswange, European Commission

09.30 – 10.00 | Reporting on the EQAVET Recommendation 2013
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10.00 – 11.00 | Results of the Café tables and strategic reflection on work programme 2013-2015
>> Download the report of the café table 1
>> Download the report of the café table 2
>> Download the report of the café table 3
>> Download the report of the café table 4

11:00 – 11:30 | Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 | Strategic discussion continues followed by a panel discussion: moving forward the key issues identified in the café tables in cooperation with key stakeholders


  • João Delgado, European Commission
  • Maria Kristin Gylfadottir, European Commission
  • Tellervo Tarko, EUproVET
  • Morten Smistrup, Danish Confederation of Trade Unions
  • Kalle Toom, EQAVET Member – Estonia
  • Dana Stroie, National Reference Point – Romania

Moderator: Keith Brumfitt, EQAVET Expert

13.00 | Lunch and departure

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