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5 and 6 November 2020 - Virtual event

DAY 1 – Thursday 5 November 2020, 9.30-13 CEST

09:30 - 10:00 | Accessing the event platform – technical check up

10:00 - 10:15 | Welcome

Chair: Antonio RANIERI, Head of Department, Cedefop

Speakers:

  • Lech PILAWSKI, President of the EESC Labour Market Observatory (LMO)
  • Juergen SIEBEL, Cedefop Executive Director

10:15 - 10:30 | Session 1. Objective setting

Cedefop work on empowering adults through upskilling and reskilling pathways

Chair: Antonio RANIERI, Head of Department, Cedefop

  • Speaker: Lidia SALVATORE, Cedefop

10:30 - 11:30 | Session 2. Towards successful implementation: experiences from individual countries

Chair: Lidia SALVATORE, Cedefop

Speakers:

  • Finland - Tiina POLO, Senior Ministerial Advisor, Ministry of Education and Culture
  • Ireland - Mary LYONS, Director of Enterprise, Employees and Skills, SOLAS
  • The Netherlands - Lise WEERDEN, Policy Adviser, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, The Netherlands

11:30 – 11:40 | Virtual coffee break

11:40 - 13:00 | Parallel workshops: In depth discussions of country experiences

Participants will be pre-assigned to three breakout rooms

Finland:

  • Tiina POLO, Senior Ministerial Advisor, Ministry of Education and Culture
  • Anna TONI, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Moderators:

  • Raimo VUORINEN, Project Manager, Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä
  • Cynthia HARRISON, Support expert, Cedefop
  • Ernesto VILLALBA, Expert, Cedefop

Ireland

  • Noreen FITZPATRICK, Manager, SOLAS
  • Mary LYONS, Director, SOLAS
  • Louise MACAVIN, Assistant Manager, Enterprise, Employees and Skills, SOLAS

Moderators:

  • Lisa RUSTICO, Expert, Cedefop
  • Lidia SALVATOREExpert, Cedefop

The Netherlands

  • Lise WEERDEN, Policy Adviser, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

Moderators:

  • Ramona DAVID, Expert, Cedefop
  • Patrycja LIPINSKA, Expert, Cedefop

End of day 1

DAY 2 – Friday 6 November 2020, 9.30-13 CEST

09:30 - 10:00 | Participant online access, technical check-up

10:00 - 12:00 | Session 3. Future of upskilling pathways

Chair: Lidia SALVATORE, Cedefop

  • EU Policy developments

Chiara RIONDINO, Head of Unit, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

  • Portugal’s approach to Upskilling Pathways

         Maria João ALVES, Head of the Division of Qualifica Centres

         Alexandra TEIXEIRA, Head of the Department for Adult Qualification

  • Brainstorming on the future of upskilling pathways and next steps

11:05 – 11:15 | Virtual coffee break

12:00 - 13:00 | Conclusions: the way forward

Chair: Mara BRUGIA, Deputy Director, Cedefop

Panel discussion

  • Laurenţiu PLOSCEANU, President,  Section on Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC), EESC
  • Tatjana BABRAUSKIENĖ, VET and Adult Education expert of ETUC, EESC member
  • Martina NI CHEALLAIGH, Senior expert, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
  • Carina LINDÉN, Deputy Director, Swedish Ministry of Education and Research and Deputy Chairperson Governments' Group, Cedefop Management Board
  • Robert PLUMMER, BusinessEurope

End of the event

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