SHINE Multiplier event in Brussels

28/03/2017 00:00:00 - 28/03/2017 00:00:00

High Vocational Education & Training excellence supporting
growth, innovation, competitiveness - Multiplier event,
Brussels, 28 March 2017
Regione Emilia-Romagna
Delegazione presso l’EU
21, rue Montoyer, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium

The European Union needs competences, innovation, balanced and integrated territory development in order to boost its growth. Higher Vocational Education and Training (HVET), especially for qualifications around EQF level 5, has a relevant role, and a tremendous potential to that aim. SHINE targets actors governing and managing HVET programmes, as well as students, aiming at bridging the gap among local economic contexts and goals set by corresponding regional Smart Specialization Strategies, by acknowledging the role and innovative potential of high-level technical professional profiles.

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FinALE - Meeting and multiplier event

04/04/2017 00:00:00 - 06/04/2017 00:00:00

4-6 April 2017: Partner Meeting Number III will be held in Porto, Portugal, combined with the project's first multiplier event. 

  • Output 5 – Tools (May 2017 – December 2017) will be prepared in Porto, and then the method of input – draft – feedback – final analysis will be followed. The partnership will map and analyse examples of good practices and innovative funding instruments.
  • Output 6 – Policy recommendations (September 2017 – April 2018): a first discussion will already be done in Porto, which will then be reinforced in Hannover. The method of input – draft – feedback – final analysis will be followed.

Financing adult education: workshop and EAEA regional meeting

05/04/2017 00:00:00 - 05/04/2017 00:00:00

Time: 05.04.2017 - 05.04.2017
Location: Porto, Portugal

WHEN: 5 April 2017, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Hotel Tuela Porto, Rua Arq. Marques da Silva, 200, Porto, Portugal

Why should we invest in adult education? Where and how should we invest? The FinALE project consortium will present results of their work, looking at the returns on investment in adult education, funding instruments and indicators. The participants will have a chance to compare the experiences from their countries and discuss how financing adult education can be improved in their national context.

The event will also include an EAEA Regional Meeting for participants from Southern Europe.

Registrations are now open! Please register here before 5 March.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact EAEA Events Officer Aleksandra Kozyra.

EARLALL's General Assemby

06/04/2017 00:00:00 - 07/04/2017 23:30:00

EARLALL's Board Meeting, reunited last October, has set the dates for the first General Assembly of 2017. The GA will take place in Brusselson April 6th and 7th, gathering together member regions and local authorities, as well as observes. The first day will be dedicated to the Board Meeting, while the second one will see the advent of the General Assembly. 

The topic of the conference accompanying the General Assembly will be innovation in vocational training.

Two General Assembly will be held in 2017: one in May and in one October. Both General Assembly will be held in Brussels. This General Assembly in October will see the topic of integration, whereas the one taking place in Brussels will face the topics of integration in vocational training as decided in the previous point.

EARLALL Annual Conference

07/04/2017 11:30:00 - 07/04/2017 13:30:00

Register to our conference - 7 April 2017
Friday, 7th April 2017, from 11.30 to 13.30
Committee of the Regions 
Rue Belliard, 101
1040 Brussels

EARLALL Annual Conference 2017
"Looking into the future: Innovation in regional and local VET systems"

Vocational education and training (VET) contributes to new ideas and solutions in enterprises, economies and societies. Moreover, these processes can be strongly enhanced and promoted when VET institutions cooperate at local level, linked to the regional development strategies. It is essential to work together on the basis of targeted actions and joint initiatives, and this is precisely the objective of this conference. 

In the first part of the conference, we will count on the participation of CEDEFOP and the European Commission:
Setting the framework by CEDEFOP:  the Changing nature and role of VET in Europe: future challenges and opportunities - Mr Jens Bjornavold, Senior Expert at CEDEFOP 
Updates from the European Commission: new initiatives for VET – Mr Joao Santos, Deputy Head of Apprenticeships and Adult Learning Unit, DG EMPL 
During the seminar, there will be the opportunity to hear from best examples at regional level of: 
    New learning settings and processes
    Innovative products and services
    Advanced practices to transfer knowledge to the business network
    Training on new methodological models, anticipating arising needs


UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning - 3rd International Conference on Learning Cities

18/09/2017 00:00:00 - 20/09/2017 23:00:00

UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning - 3rd International Conference on Learning Cities

Learning Cities play a central role in promoting lifelong learning at local levels, thereby stimulating sustainable development. The 3rd International Conference on Learning Cities will take place in Cork, Ireland from 18 to 20 September 2017. The conference comes at a critical time in global development with countries working towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to which cities have a significant contribution to make.

The conference will provide a platform for cities to share knowledge, exchange ideas and compare strategies and approaches that can be used to further develop or initiate development of learning cities. Participants will discuss the development of learning cities in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly the local implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 4, which aims to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’.  

This is the first time that such a major international conference in this field is to be held in Europe. The open, vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Cork offers an excellent setting for the conference. Known as the gateway to the south of Ireland, Cork is a destination to experience the best of traditional Irish culture and a warm welcome from the people. Cork city is also ideally located for exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside of County Cork.

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