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#EUVocationalSkills Workshop – The spider VET in the Net: WBL for the future

#EUVocationalSkills Workshop – The spider VET in the Net: WBL for the future

On the 12th of November at 16:00pm, during the European Vocational Skills Week 2020 the session ’’The spider VET in the Net: WBL for the future’’ will take place in cooperation with the Platform of European Associations of VET providers (VET4EU2).

This session will discuss work-based learning for young people in VET and adult learners in need of re- and upskilling. It will span from longer programmes to short formats as micro-credentials, and besides – not least through the challenges brought in by the Covid-19 crisis – goes vir(tu)al. With this workshop, the Platform of the European Associations of VET Providers (VET4EU2) will approach WBL as “The Spider VET in the Net” from different perspectives and will explore its possible future developments and challenges.

The session will also cover green skills, digitalisation in VET/WBL and microcredentials. It will be a mix of good practices and information on policy initiatives and the Director General for Employment in the European Commission and Head of Unit in charge of VET, apprenticeships and adult learning will intervene.

The workshop will take place in its entirety online.

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16:00 – 16:10
Welcome and introduction
16:10 – 16:30
Setting the scene
The EU policy perspective by Joost Korte, Director General – DG Employment
WBL as spider in the net (by VET4EU2)
16:30 – 17:30
Perspectives on WBL
WBL and digitalisation
WBL and micro-credentials
WBL and the green transition / green skills
17:30 – 18:00
The future of WBL
WBL in 15 years? Voices from the sector
Future proofed VET
Wrapping up and conclusions


Joachim James Calleja, President of European Forum for Vocational Education (EfVET)
Eva Cendon, Vice-President, European University Continuing Education Network (eucen)
Hans Daale, President, CHAIN5, Belgium
Andrea Giacomelli, Research and development director, ENAIP FVG, Italy
Joost Korte, Director General, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
Hans Lehmann, Vice-Principal, EUC Syd, Denmark
Giulia Meschino, Executive and development manager, European Vocational Training Association (EVTA)
Manfred Polzin, Senior policy advisor, international affairs, MBO Raad, Netherlands
Chiara Riondino, Head of Unit for Vocational Education and Training, Apprenticeships and Adult learning, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
Margarida Segard, Vice President, European Association for Vocational, Education and Training Institutes (EVBB), Director of ISQ Academy Training and Human Capital Consultancy, Portugal
Alicia Leonor Sauli Miklavčič, Head of development, Slovene Association HVC, Slovenia