Annual Forum 2015

The sixth EQAVET Annual Forum took place in Jurmala, Latvia on 17 - 18 June  2015.

The annual forum was organised by the European Commission, the EQAVET Secretariat and the National Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training Development, Latvia.

Venue: Hotel Jurmala Spa, Jomas Street 47/49. Jurmala - Latvia

Day 1: Wednesday 18 June
Welcome speeches and introductions to the Annual Forum:
Joao Santos, Acting Head of Unit Vocational Education and Adult Education, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.European Commission View Video
Inita Juhņēviča,  Head of the State Education Quality Service. Latvia Download presentation View video
Sean Feerick, Director EQAVET Secretariat  View video

Quality assurance in VET in the EU policy context
Update on EU process with relevance to EQAVET
Carlo Scatoli and Koen Bois d’Enghien, Unit Vocational Education and Adult Education, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion - European Commission   View Carlo Scatoli video    View Koen Bois d'Enghien video
Question and answer session
Presentation of results of EQAVET work programme 2013-2015
Sean Feerick, EQAVET Secretariat. Activities and publications. Download presentation  View video
Working group on adult learning and CVET
Barbara Kelly (Ireland) View video
Maria Emilia Galvão, Supporting expert. View video
Joint working group for EQAVET and ECVET
Wolfgang Kreher (Germany)  View video
Keith Brumfitt, supporting expert View video

Progress on implementing a national quality assurance framework for VET providers in line with EQAVET
Presentations from several countries followed by plenary discussion on the questions of the background paper on this issue
Thea van den Boom,Senior Policy Advisor, Ministry of OCW (The Netherlands) Download presentation View video
Dana Stroie, Head of Unit, National Centre for TVET Development and NRP (Romania) Download presentation View video
Leena Koski, Counsellor of Education, National Board of Education and NRP (Finland) Download presentation View video

WORKSHOP I - utilisation of acquired skills at the workplace and feedback loops
Presentation in plenary of good practices followed by discussion in small groups on the questions of the background paper on this issue
Maria Emilia Galvão, EQAVET Secretariat expert. Results of the EQAVET peer learning activity on indicator 6. key messages, reflections and new insights
Philip Whitney, College Wales/ColegauCymru and NRP (UK Wales).Case study on implementation and utilisation of feedback loops: gathering data on destination of students   

WORKSHOP II - quality assurance of e-learning and of the use of ICT in VET
Presentation in plenary of good practice followed by discussion in small groups on the questions of the background paper on this issue
Werner Scharpenberg, Staatliche Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht (Germany) Case study on QA on e-learning and technologically enhanced learning

Day 2: Thursday 18 June
LEARNING FROM EU PROJECTS in quality assurance of VET
Presentation of 4 projects
Summary of projects
SESSION 1: (15mins presentation followed by Q&A)
Sue Newberry, Managing Director MInstF(Cert), Funding Ideas Ltd – On line, self-assessment system for VET providers, OWLS project
Kalle Toom, Headmaster Räpina School of Horticulture. European solutions in quality assurance, ESQA project
SESSION 2: (15mins presentation followed by Q&A)
Franz Gramlinger, Head of ARQA-VET. Quality Culture in IVET, Q-Kult project
Mario Spatafora, Effebi Association. Quality assurance in training for the financial sector, Quadro project     

Chair: European Commission: Joao Santos
UPDATE on relevant work in quality assurance of VET from CEDEFOP
George Kostakis. QA in IVET certification and EQAVET

PLENARY SESSION –  Proposals for deepening EQAVET work
Koen Bois d’Enghien, European Commission, DG EMPL. Introduction to the session
Sean Feerick, EQAVET Secretariat. Strategic plan 2016-2017, objectives and actions
Questions for clarifications

WORKSHOP - Building a new work programme
Group discussion
4 parallel workshops during which participants will reflect on the discussion paper and how to best develop work in the future
Groups agreement on results of discussions and preparation of report

PLENARY SESSION - Building a new work programme
Reports and plenary discussion - Results of workshop and discussion on priorities
Agreement on priorities and suggested methodologies for the work of EQAVET 2016-2017
European Commission

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