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Mr Janne Jousiaho Moderating

I work as a teacher in Keuda.  I started my career as a teacher in 2000 in city of Helsinki.  2008 I moved to Keuda to become a vocational teacher. 2011 I finished my second higher education degree and I started to work as an guidance councellor. Since 2018 I was selected to coordinate and …

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Mr Heikki Helve

Savo Consortium for Education is one of the largest providers of vocational education and training and upper secondary education in Finland. The Consortium, consisting of 16 municipalities in the North Savo Region, manages Savo Vocational College and Varkaus Upper Secondary School. The Consortium operates on 10 campuses in Kuopio, Varkaus, Siilinjärvi  and Iisalmi. Investment in …

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Ms Elsi Katainen

Member of the European Parliament for Finland’s Centre Party since 2018. Sits in Parliament’s third largest group, Renew Europe. Vice-chair of the Committee of Agriculture and Rural Development and a member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism. Previously a Member of the Finnish Parliament in 2007 – 2018 from the Savo-Karelia region. Bachelor of …

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Chiara Riondino

Ms Chiara Riondino

Chiara Riondino is head of unit for vocational education and training in the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission. Chiara previously worked as policy coordinator for employment policies and policy assistant to the Director for Employment. In this context, she focused mainly on employment opportunities and challenges in the changing …

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Mrs Sarah Elson-Rogers

Sarah recently joined UNESCO-UNEVOC as team leader for the Innovation and Future of TVET programme which includes the Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET (BILT) project. The team supports efforts to strengthen TVET systems in UNESCO’s Member States with a focus on the themes of digitalisation, greening, migration and entrepreneurship. Prior to starting at UNESCO-UNEVOC, …

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Mr Nicola Alimenti

After the secondary school diploma, he worked two years for the biggest Italian tour operator (Alpitour) from 1999 to 2001. Then, he graduated at the University of Turin with a degree in Sciences of Tourism in 2005. After the degree he developed the thesis on “Solible Tourism” (an innovative mix of Sustainable and Solidal tourism) …

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Mr Alfredo Garmendia

I am Alfredo Garmendia, Head of the International Affairs of Centro San Viator, where I have been working for the last 20 years. I have a bachelor’s degree in Anglo-Germanic studies. For the last 18 years I have combined my job as project manager with teaching to young students with fewer opportunities, so somehow I …

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Mr Andrea Lombardi

Andrea Lombardi, 39 years old, Italian. He graduated in foreign languages and literature at Bologna University in 2006, with one year Erasmus at Sussex University (UK). In 2007 he spent 8 months EVS at the Department of International Relations of CIDJ, the French National Youth Information Centre in Paris , where he shaped his professional …

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Mr Andre Schoonhoven

Andre Schoonhoven, working as head of the International Office in Da Vinci College, The Netherlands. He started his professional career as a social worker, working with disadvantaged children and later with adults having problems with addiction to harddrugs, alcohol or gambling. Started in 1999 in Da Vinci to combine life as a social worker and …

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Mr Paolo Nardi

Paolo Nardi is International Affairs and Research Officer at Cometa VET Centre (Como, Italy) and Coordinator of the UNESCO-UNEVOC Centre for Italy. Board Member of VETNET (association of researchers in VET). Active in managing several international projects on education and training, namely focused on innovations in pedagogy and life skills; he is currently manager in …

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