European Commission has the pleasure to announce that the international conference "Improving skills: Evidence from Secondary analysis of international surveys" will take place in Limassol Cyprus, 15-16 November 2012. The Conference will bring together researchers who have worked on secondary analyses of international surveys on skills and competences, to present key results and findings in areas pertinent for policy-making.
The aim of the conference is to develop the knowledge about results from large scale international assessments such as PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) and ESLC (European Survey on Language Competences). The conference will also point to EU relevant areas where there is a need and prospect for further data development and/or areas for secondary analyses in the next years.
The conference will have a strong focus on European results and be targeted to an audience of policy makers as well as researchers in the field. The "Improving skills" conference is organised by the European Commission in close cooperation with the Cypriot EU Presidency. You find an outline of the conference sessions here.
Further details about the programme, registration and various practical information will be provided in due time before the conference.  Registration for the conference will open in August.
Questions about the conference can be addressed to:
Kjartan Steffensen, DG Education and Culture, unit A4 - Analysis and Studies
E-mail: Kjartan.Steffensen@ec.europa.euThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Phone: +(32) 2 2957593.