Program

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

Moreover there are Parallel Sessions for Managers and Leadersand for Practicionerson 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, initialling common projects and develop new cooperation opportunities. EfVET wishes to launch EfVET Thematic Teams to cluster EfVET members around key sectors or thematic areas and has asked the members in June to replying online survey.
  • 18.00 – 19.00
    Welcome and information session for new members and the first-time participants: - “Introduction to EfVET and the conference”
    Mr. Santiago Garcia Gutiérrez, 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
    Local Authority EfVET, Italy National Representative and COMETA ------------------------------------------------------- Opening of conference and setting the theme Mr. Santiago Garcia Gutiérrez, President of EfVET
  • 9.30 - 10.30
    Keynote speakers
    1. Minister / Regional of Education and Culture, Italy (TBC) 2. DG-Employment Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission”, speaker TBC 3. Loukas Zahilas Head of Department for VET Systems and Institution, “Rethinking VET – the way beyond 2020”, 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
    “Internationalisation of Vocational Education and Training “
    Shyamal Majumdar, UNESCO-UNEVOC - Cesare Onestini, European Training Foundation
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    11.50 – 13.00
    “VET & Industry – model of engagement”
    Slawomir Tokarski, Director F - Innovation & Advanced Manufacturing, DG-GROWTH - Christina Cofacci, Multinational Company ENEL - Joachim James Calleja, Principal & CEO Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology Malta (MCAST) - Yvone van Hest, Programme director Brainport Development
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    10.50 – 13.00
    CEDEFOP Working Groups “Community of Learning Providers”
    Focus on Technologies, Mobility, Migration - Recommendations from EfVET Members, Tina Bertzeletou, Expert, Department for VET Systems & Institutions, CEDEFOP - René van Schalkwijk, EUproVET, (TBC) - Jon Harding, EfVET, - 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 “Future of Manufacturing in Europe” Eurofound (TBC) 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
    Visit to COMETA -- OR -- Visit to Clerici Tessuto

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 sustainability Three sessions of 30 minutes each
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    11.30 – 13.00
    Digital Transformation
    Digital Education Action Plan: presentation and discussion by EC - Trends, objectives, measures and impact - Italian Ministry of Education Scuola Digitale (TBC) - Irene Psifidou, Expert, Cedefop
  • 13.00 – 14.30
    Lunch
  • 14.30 – 15.30
    Future exploring new opportunities
    Presentation from National Agencies, Veronica Mobilio DG-EAC (TBC), ETF, CEDEFOP, DG-GROWTH
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    15.30 – 17.00
    2020 Policy Discussion on the future of VET
    Policy Discussion and recommendations from EfVET - Hans Lehmann, Vice-President, EfVET - Irene Psifidou, CEDEFOP
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    15.30 – 18.00
    Marketplace
    Delegates are invited to meet to discuss potential partnership both for reciprocal transnational mobility and possible partnerships for -KA1 Learning Mobility, Chrystalla Petridou, DG-EAC (TBC) -KA2 / KA3 strategic partnerships
  • 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
    Closing remark “Policy and Projects Statements”
    Hans Lehmann, Vice-President, EfVET - Stefano Tirati, Vice -President, EfVET - Irene Psifidou, Expert, CEDEFOP
  • 11.40 – 11.50
    Announcement of 28th EfVET Annual International Conference in 2019
  • 11.50 – 12.00
    Closing of the conference
    Mr. Santiago Garcia Gutiérrez, President of EfVET
  • 13.00
    Lunch and Excursion
    Ferry Boat tour at Historical Villas by the Lake Como