Annual Forum 2013

The fourth EQAVET Annual Forum took place on 14 and 15 March 2013 in Dublin, Ireland.

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Agenda

Thursday, 14 March 2013

8:30 | Arrival and registration

9:00 – 10:30 | Plenary session
Chair: Dana-Carmen Bachmann, European Commission

  • Welcome speeches and introductions to the Annual Forum
    - Dana-Carmen Bachmann, Head of unit Vocational training and adult education; Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig, DG Education and Culture, European Commission
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    - Dr Padraig Walsh, Chief Executive, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
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10:45 – 11:15 | Coffee break

11:15 – 13:00 | Information carousel

Themes:
1. Building an information/dissemination strategy at national level using the IT tool/training material
Presenters: Horace Caruana, Leena Koski, Siegfried Willems
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>> Download the presentation by Leena Koski, Finland
>> Download the presentation by Siegfried Willems, The Netherlands

2. Latest EU developments for EQF, ECVET and higher education
Presenter: Sophie Weisswange
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3. The work of Cedefop and ETF on quality assurance
Presenters: Tina Bertzeletou, Elizabeth Watters
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>> Download the presentation by Elizabeth Watters, ETF

13:00 – 14:00 | Lunch

14:00 – 17:30 | Brainstorming sessions

Themes:
1. The work of the working groups in 2013
Presenters: Katalin Molnar-Stadler, Dana Stroie
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2. EQAVET indicators and increasing EU cooperation
Presenters: Rhona Dempsey, Nick Gibson
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3. EQAVET in lifelong learning perspective - the importance of partnerships
Presenters: Thomas Gruber, Serban Iosifescu, Nele Muys, Agnes Roman
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>> Download the presentation by Thomas Gruber, Germany
>> Download the presentation by Serban Iosifescu, Romania
>> Download the presentation by Nele Muys, UEAPME
>> Download the presentation by Agnes Roman, ETUC
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19:30 | Social event

Friday, 15 March 2013

8:30 – 9:30 | Informal meeting of national reference points

9:30 – 9:45 | Plenary session
Chair: Alison Crabb, European Commission

9:45 – 10.45 | EQAVET workshops
4 parallel workshops during which participants will reflect on the following areas:

1. Reflection on how to ensure that EQAVER supports the development of responses to the challenges facing VET.
2. Reflection and discussion on identified issues keeping in mind 7 scenarios presented in the mapping study and the results of the external evaluation in order to reflect on future work, including the review of the EQAVET Recommendation.

10:45 – 11:15 | Coffee break

11:15 – 11:45 | Reports of the Information Carousel, Brainstorming Sessions and Workshops

>> Download the report from the Information Carousel Theme 1
>> Download the report from the Information Carousel Theme 2
>> Download the report from the Information Carousel Theme 3

>> Download the report from the Brainstorming Sessions and Workshop - group 1
>> Download the report from the Brainstorming Sessions and Workshop - group 2
>> Download the report from the Brainstorming Sessions and Workshop - group 3
>> Download the report from the Brainstorming Sessions and Workshop - group 4

11:45 – 12:30 | Panel reflection on the work of EQAVET for 2013-2015 and the broader policy context
Panellists:
- Juergen Horschinegg, Austria
- Kirsti Kosonen, EUproVET
- Tove Blytt Holmen, ENQA
- Agnes Roman, ETUC
- Alison Crabb, European Commission
Moderator: Keith Brumfitt, EQAVET Expert
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12:30 – 12:45 | Agreement on next steps reflecting priorities of Rethinking Education

12:45 – 13:00 | Closing remarks: Alison Crabb, European Commission

13.00 | Lunch and departure

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