Program

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This year we innovate by offering our delegates the preconference session  on Wednesday 24/10 with the Thematic Teams.

Moreover there are Parallel Sessions for Managers and Leaders  and for Practicioners  on Thursday 25/10 and Friday 26/10.

DAY 1

Wednesday 24th of October
  • 12:00 – 19:00
    Registration of participants
  • 14.00 – 17.30
    EfVET Thematic Teams – Get involved!
    This session allows EfVET members to meet within Thematic Teams (Clusters) with the aim of sharing good practice, network, promoting innovation and opportunities among members, initialing common projects and develop new cooperation opportunities A preselection of sectors includes the following: - Learning mobility - Internationalization - Technology enabled learning - School-Enterprise model - Technologies & Industry
  • 18.00 – 19.00
    Welcome and information session for new members and the first-time participants: - “Introduction to EfVET and the conference”
    Mr. Joachim James Calleja, President of EfVET and the Steering Committee Members
  • 19.00 – 20.00
    Welcome Reception
    The Mayor of Como / Regione Lombardia (TBC) will honour the reception with his presence
  • 20:00
    Dinner
    @ The Sheraton Hotel – Restaurant

DAY 2

Thursday 25th of October
  • 9.00 – 9.30
    Welcome to Como and opening of Conference
    Melania De Nichilo Rizzoli (Regional Secretary for Education, Training and Labour) – tbc --- Stefano Tirati (EfVET Vice-President) --- Alessandro Mele (Cometa Formazione - Chairman) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Opening of conference and setting the theme Mr. Joachim James Calleja, President of EfVET
  • 9.30 - 10.30
    Rethinking VET for Inclusive Excellence: keynotes
    1. Rethinking VET for Inclusive Excellence: keynotes Minister/Regional of Education and Culture, Italy TBC 2. The future of EU VET policy post -2020 - João Santos, Deputy of Head Unit VET, Apprenticeships & adult learning European Commission, DG- EMPL3. Rethinking VET – the way beyond 2020 - Loukas Zahilas, Head of Department for VET Systems and Institution, CEDEFOP- Open Panel Discussions Moderator – Irene Psifidou, CEDEFOP
  • 10.30 – 10.50
    Coffee break
    Time for networking
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    10.50 – 11.50
    “Outside the EU: cooperation and development for excellence” (Leaders & Managers)
    Jens Leibe, Senior Programme Expert & Regional Focal Point for Europe at UNESCO-UNEVOC - Cesare Onestini, Director of the European Training Foundation
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    11.50 – 13.00
    “VET & Industry – model of engagement” (Leader & Manager)
    Slawomir Tokarski, European Commission, Director F - Innovation & Advanced Manufacturing, DG-GROWTH - Christina Cofacci, International Industrial Relations, Multinational Company ENEL - Joachim James Calleja, President of EfVET - Yvone van Hest, Programme director Brainport Development
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    10.50 – 13.00
    CEDEFOP Working Groups “Community of Learning Providers”
    Introduction and Coordination by Tina Bertzeletou, Expert, Department for VET Systems & Institutions, CEDEFOP - Learning providers & the challenge of technology-enhanced learning - René van Schalkwijk, EUproVET - Learning providers and EU mobility: reinforcing learning attractiveness and employability - Jon Harding, EfVET - Learning providers and migration: empowerment and integration through learning - Horst Dreimann, EVBB (TBC)
  • 13.00 – 14.30
    Lunch
  • 14.30 – 16.00
    WORKSHOPS
    1. School-Enterprise Model 2. Strategies for Internationalization of VET colleges 3. HVET and Higher Apprenticeships 4. Industry and Innovation 4.0 5. Management and Leadership Skills 6. VET for Social Inclusion & Labour Market Integration
  • 16.00 – 16.10
    Coffee break
    Time for networking
  • 16.10 - 17.45
    Parallel visits
    Clerici Tessuto: Italian award for best VET-Industry partnership (Leaders & Managers) -- OR -- Cometa Formazione: meeting students, teachers and tutors across thematic pathways (Practitioners)

DAY 3

Friday 26th of October
  • 08.30 – 10.00
    National Board meetings
  • 10.00 – 11.00
    Annual General Meeting
    Announcement Award for Excellence
  • 11.00 - 11.30
    Coffee break and time for preparation of Roundtables sessions
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    11.30 – 13.00
    Round tables
    Conference offers European project partners the opportunity to disseminate progress, results and products of their Transnational Transfer of Innovation; Development of Innovation and other European initiatives – a key to successful valorization of project outcomes and sustainabilityThree sessions of 30 minutes each
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    11.30 – 13.00
    Digital Education Action Plan (Leaders & Managers):
    Research and Innovation for Digital Learning - Annika Östergren Pofantis, European Commission, DG-Communications Networks, Content, Technology, F4 Digital Economy & Skills Digital Education Action Plan: Trends, objectives, measures and impact - (TBC) - Damien Lanfrey (Italian Ministry of Education – Chief Innovation Officer) and Donatella Solda (Italian Ministry of Education – Expert in innovation), The program “Scuola Digitale” - Irene Psifidou (CEDEFOP - Expert), moderator
  • 13.00 – 14.30
    Lunch
  • 14.30 – 15.30
    Erasmus+ and beyond: exploring new opportunities
    Contributions from National Agencies, DG EAC, DG EMPL, DG GROWTH, CEDEFOP, ETF, UNESCO-UNEVOC - Irene Psifidou (CEDEFOP - Expert), moderator
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    15.30 – 17.00
    Policy Discussion on the future of VET (Leaders & Managers)
    Joao Santos (DG EMPL - Deputy Head of Unit for VET, apprenticeships and Adult education) - Vice-President, EfVET (TBC) - Irene Psifidou, Expert, CEDEFOP - moderator
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    15.30 – 18.00
    Erasmus+ & Future Programme - Presentation by Chrystalla Petridou, DG-EAC
    1. Future Erasmus Programme -Novelties for VET 2. Marketplace Delegates are invited to meet to discuss potential partnership both for reciprocal transnational mobility and possible partnerships for - KA1 Learning Mobility - KA2 / KA3 strategic partnerships - Moderators: Jon Harding and Panagiotis G. Anastassopoulos
  • 20.00
    Gala Dinner & Dance Villa Erba

DAY 4

Saturday 27th of October
  • 9.45 – 10.45
    Workshops Feedback
    Rapporteurs will be invited to feedback key outcomes from the Workshops. Evaluation of the workshops via e-vote
  • 10.45 – 11.40
    Shaping the future of VET: the role played by EfVET
    (EfVET Vice-President for policy), EfVET Action plan for policy: key issues and strategy (TBC) - Stefano Tirati (EfVET Vice-President for projects), EfVET project initiatives: results, goals and future perspectives - Irene Psifidou (CEDEFOP - Expert), moderator
  • 11.40 – 11.50
    Announcement of 28th EfVET Annual International Conference in 2019
  • 11.50 – 12.00
    Closing of the conference
    Mr. Joachim James Calleja, President of EfVET
  • 13.00
    Lunch and Excursion
    Ferry Boat tour at Historical Villas by the Lake Como