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DAY 1 – Monday 20 May 2019


13:30 - 14:30 | Registration

14:30 - 15:00 | Welcome and objectives of the second PLF on upskilling pathways: a vision for the future

  • Krzysztof Pater, President of the Labour Market Observatory (LMO), EESC
  • Antonio Ranieri, Head of the department for learning and employability (DLE), Cedefop

15:00 - 15:45 | Setting the scene: Mapping adult populations with a low level of skills

  • Lidia Salvatore, Expert, Cedefop

15:45 - 16:15 | Coffee break

16:15 - 18:00 | Developing upskilling pathways for adults

Chair: Tatjana Babrauskiene,Chair of Cedefop’s governing board

  • Martina Ni Cheallaigh, Senior expert, European Commission: Where are we with the implementation of the Upskilling pathways recommendation
  • Cedefop experts: Analytical framework designed to support countries in developing upskilling pathways for adults
  • Rena Psifidou, Expert, Cedefop: Cedefop’s electronic resources and tools to support countries in developing upskilling pathways

18:00 | End of day 1


DAY 2 – Tuesday 21 May 2019


09:00 - 09:30 | Registration

09:30 – 13:00 | Key areas for developing upskilling pathways for adults

Parallel sessions in world café format

Participants will be divided into country groups and will be rotating among three parallel sessions of one hour each.

Each parallel session will focus on specific key areas identified in the draft analytical framework.

Parallel session A:

  • Integrated approach to upskilling pathways for adults
  • Governance (multilevel / multi-stakeholder)
  • Identification of target groups

Parallel session B: Lifelong guidance system and outreach

Parallel session C: Financial and non-financial support

Parallel session D: Monitoring and evaluation

Parallel session E: Skills Assessment, validation and recognition

Parallel session F: Tailored learning offer

13:00 - 14:30 | Lunch

14:30 - 16:00 | Reporting from the parallel sessions and discussion

  •  Cedefop experts: summary of the parallel sessions
  • Feedback from participants and next steps

16:00 - 17:00 | Panel discussion: stakeholder perspectives

  • Vladimíra Drbalová, Vice-President of the Labour Market Observatory of the EESC
  • Csaba Borboly, Member of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and rapporteur on "Strengthening STE(A)M Education in the EU"
  • Mario Patuzzi (Cedefop Bureau member from DGB Germany, representing the unions - replacing Agnes Roman)
  • Fons Leroy, CEO of the Flemish public employment service (Vlaamse Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling en Beroepsopleiding – VDAB) and Chair of the European Network of Public Employment Services
  • Gina Ebner, Secretary General, European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA)
  • Brikena Xhomaqi, Director, Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP)

17:00 - 17:30 | Concluding remarks 

  • Christa Schweng, President of the Section on Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC), EESC
  • Dana Carmen Bachmann, Head of Unit, European Commission
  • Mara Brugia, Cedefop Acting Director

Participants can speak to English, French and German

                          and listen to English, French and German