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Programme

Monday, 21 June 2021 (CEST)
9.00-10.00
9:00-9:10
Introduction to the Conference week
9:10-9:30
Welcome to the Conference week
  • Cesare Onestini, Director, European Training Foundation
  • Borhène Chakroun, Director, Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems, UNESCO
  • Afshan Khan, Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, UNICEF
  • Barbara Rambusek, Director, Gender & Economic Inclusion, Department of Country and Sector Economics, EBRD
  • Sangheon Lee, Director, Employment and Policy Department, ILO
9:30-9:55
What is Lifelong Learning?
  • Manuela Geleng, Director, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
  • Srinivas Reddy, Chief, Skills and Employability Branch, ILO
  • David Atchoarena, Director, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
9:55-10:00
Launching the Conference week
10.30 - 12.30
ADAPTING TO A CHANGING SKILLS DEMAND

Global trends are transforming the way we work, learn and live. What does this mean for people, and how can education and training systems help them develop the skills they need throughout their lives?

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13.30 - 15.30
NEW FORMS OF LEARNING

In the fast-changing world, people learn in different settings and learning environments. What conditions are required at system level to facilitate and encourage the development and implementation of more meaningful and engaging learning environments?

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Tuesday, 22 June 2021 (CEST)
9.00 - 11.00
ROLE OF ACTORS IN LIFELONG LEARNING SYSTEMS

Moving towards lifelong learning systems means rethinking the roles and responsibilities of the different actors in the system. What new tasks and accountabilities must governments, businesses and civil society assume in governing and financing lifelong learning?

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11.30 - 13.30
MONITORING AND ADAPTING

Changing systems requires sustained reform efforts. What mechanisms do we need to put in place to monitor whether our reforms are on track, and to adapt our approach accordingly?

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Wednesday, 23 June 2021 (CEST)
09.00 - 11.00
SKILLS FOR ALL

Ensuring a cohesive and fair digital and green transition means providing quality learning opportunities for everyone throughout their lives. How can we build lifelong learning systems that are inclusive by design?

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11.30 - 13.30
SUPPORTING THE GREEN TRANSITION

Climate change and environmental degradation are among the major global challenges of our times. How can education and training systems support a fair and inclusive transition toward sustainable carbon neutral economies and societies?

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THURSDAY, 24 JUNE 2021 (CEST)
9:45-12:30
HIGH-LEVEL EVENT - PART 1
9:45-10:30
Opening and Welcome
  • Cesare Onestini, Director, European Training Foundation
  • Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, European Commission
  • Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director General for Education, UNESCO
  • Patrizio Bianchi, Minister for Education, Italy (G20 Presidency)
  • Branko Ružić, Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia
  • Tamar Kitiashvili, Deputy Minister of Education and Science, Georgia
10:30-10:40
Stories from the online days
10:40-11:05
Visions for Education and Training 2030

WHAT are the international policies and commitments on Education and training in a Lifelong learning perspective

  • Maki Katsuno-Hayashikawa, Director, Division for Education 2030, UNESCO
  • Filip Van Depoele, Head of Unit, International Cooperation, Directorate General Education, Youth, Sport, Culture, European Commission
  • Bora Muzhaqi, Deputy Minister of Education, Albania
  • Murdullo Kholmukhamedov, First Deputy Minister, Uzbekistan (tbc)
11:05-11:15
Coffee and virtual chats
11:15-11:30
Progress towards lifelong learning systems
11:15-11:30
Results of ETF Torino Process
11:30-12:30
Round table

 

  • Borhene Chakroun, Director, Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems, UNESCO
  • Nurlan Omurov, Deputy Minister of Education and Science, Kyrgyzstan
  • Harry A. Patrinos, Practice Manager, World Bank Education
  • Jeyhun Karamov, Deputy Director, State Agency on Vocational Education, Azerbaijan
12:30-13:50
LUNCH BREAK
13:50-14:00
VIRTUAL COFFEE TABLES

For speakers and moderators only

14:00 – 16:00
HIGH-LEVEL EVENT - PART 2

Action for system change - Learning from Experience

FRIDAY, 25 JUNE 2021 (CEST)
09:00 – 12:30
HIGH-LEVEL EVENT - PART 3
9:00-9:05
Introduction to the day
9:05-9:20
Speech

Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, OECD

9:20-9:30
Lifelong Learning: what is next?

Madlen Serban, Secretary General of National Commission of Romania for UNESCO

9:30-9:50
Reporting back from parallel sessions
9:50-10:50
The Road Ahead: Accelerate system change (1)

TVET Global agenda – Hervé Huot-Marchand, Chief of Section, Youth, Literacy and Skills Development, UNESCO

10:50-11:00
Coffee and virtual tables
11:00-12:00
The Road Ahead: Accelerate system change (2)

Discussion on the role of international community in the change process

  • Myriam Ferran, Director, Directorate General Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission
  • Igor Garbaruk, Deputy Minister of Education and Science, Ukraine
  • Dukagjin Pupovci, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Kosovo[1]
  • Soo Hyang CHOI, Director, UNESCO-UNEVOC, International Centre UNESCO
  • Paul Comyn, Senior Skills and Employability Specialist, ILO
 

[1] * This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

12:00-12:10
Speech: EU as global player supporting education and training across the world

Koen Doens, Director-General, Directorate General for International Partnerships, European Commission

12:10-12:25
Closing words
12:25-12:30
Goodbye/Arrivederci