mallorca1.png21st Annual EfVET International Conference. The drive toward European Credit Transfer within Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) and the new LLP programme ’Erasmus for All’ 2014 - 2020. Palma de Mallorca, 24th–27th October 2012 Wednesday
24th October

18:00 – 19:00 Welcome and information session for new members and first time participants: -“Introduction to EfVET and the conference”. Mr Peter Hodgson, President of EfVET, and the Steering Committee members
19:00 – 20:00 Reception for all delegates and partners: Hotel MELIÁ PALAS ATENEA
20:00 Dinner/cultural evening: Hotel MELIÁ PALAS ATENEA Thursday
25th October
09:15 – 09:25 Welcome to PALMA DE MALLORCA: Day Chair Dr Stylianos Mavromoustakos
Welcome to the conference: Mrs Marian de Villanueva – Spanish National Representative and Conference Host
09:25 – 09:45 Welcome to PALMA DE MALLORCA and opening of Conference – Major of Palma de Mallorca (tbc)
09:45 – 10:15 Setting the theme: Mr Pete Hodgson, President of EfVET
10:15 – 10:45 Keynote speaker:
Mr Jan Truszczynski, Director General Education and Culture, European Commission addressing the new programme and the two initiatives Erasmus for All and ECVET
10:45 – 11:10 Refreshment break
11:10 – 11.40 ECVET – its implementation, timescales and review of 11 Pilot projects – implications for European VET institutions – Ms Daniela Ulicna, GHK Consulting Ltd
11.40 – 13.10 Workshop session 1
- Employability skills development and meeting the needs of the unemployed –both young and mature persons
- Tackling early ‘drop out’ and re-engaging young people in education and training
- Skills development through Entrepreneurship training
- The role of mobility in expanding opportunity – The value added of participation in the Europemobility Network, Mr Stefano Tirati (CSCS)
- Innovation in teaching, curriculum development and learning outcomes, Mr Luis Costa (ANESPO)
- The increasing need for collaboration and partnership across the VET arena Ms Annejet de Goede (NL)
14:30 – 16:00 Workshop session 2
- Employability skills development and meeting the needs of the unemployed –both young and mature persons
- Tackling early ‘drop out’ and re-engaging young people in education and training
- Skills development through Entrepreneurship training
- The role of mobility in expanding opportunity – The value added of participation in the Europemobility Network, Mr Stefano Tirati (CSCS)
- Innovation in teaching, curriculum development and learning outcomes, Mr Luis Costa (ANESPO)
- The increasing need for collaboration and partnership across the VET arena Ms Annejet de Goede (NL)
16:30 – 17.00 Keynote speaker:
European Quality Assurance Framework and tools for improving quality in VET (on-line quality assurance/assessment tool) Mr Sean Feerick or Mr Keith Brumfitt (tbc)
26th October
09:00 – 10:00 Annual General Meeting
10:00 – 10:40 Keynote speaker:
Representative from the Cyprus LLP National Agency Erasmus for All Programme- National perspective, Ms Androula Papanastasiou – Director of Cyprus LLP National Agency
10.40 -11.25 Gallery Walk of poster session: allowing all delegates to explore over 30 or so European projects and development initiatives
12.05 – 13.05 Roundtables – session 1
Conference offers European project partners the opportunity to disseminate progress, results and products of their Transnational Transfer of Innovation; Development of Innovation and other European initiatives – a key to successful valorisation of project outcomes and sustainability
Two sessions of 30 minutes each
(Note: Delegates will have time throughout the conference to explore project outcomes and results and indeed identify further partnerships and project possibilities for future Lifelong Learning Programme initiatives)
14:35 – 15.35 Roundtables - session 2
Two sessions of 30 minutes each.
(Note: Delegates will have time throughout the conference to explore project outcomes and results and indeed identify further partnerships and project possibilities for future Lifelong Learning Programme initiatives)
15.35 – 17:00 Networking and Transnational collaboration: Mobility Marketplace and project presentations (delegates with ideas for projects and partnership can prepare posters presenting briefly the concept.
Saturday 27th October

10:00 – 11:00 Results of workshops: key recommendations from each workshop will be presented and discuss
11:00 – 11:30 Conference conclusions - Mr Kim von Bülow, CPH West
11:30 – 12:00 Announcement of 22nd EfVET Annual International Conference in 2013
Closing of the conference - Mr Peter Hodgson, President, EfVET.

Past Conferences
EFVET 2011
EFVET 2010
EFVET 2009
EFVET 2008
EFVET 2007
EFVET 2006
EFVET 2005
EFVET 2004
EFVET 2003
EFVET 2002
EFVET 2001