Local communities matter

Global economic shifts present new opportunities to narrow inequalities. Bottom-up solutions may be already in place at local level on how to boost economic cohesion through skills development. But how can policy makers find them?

In a thought-provoking Brainstorming Lab organised by the European Training Foundation and titled 'Local communities matter: from vocational education practices to policies', stories from seven countries will inspire debate on how to unlock economic potential through vocational education, and how to connect local evidence to national policy-making. The Brainstorming Lab will take place on Wednesday 19th June at the European Development Days (Tour & Taxis, Room B1 at 9:00). Participants will discuss good practices from:

  • Algeria: El Argoub Association, Laghouat
  • Belarus: Business Incubator, Minsk
  • Georgia: Mermisi Community College, Tbilisi
  • Israel: Amal Network, Hadera
  • Jordan: MENA Apps, Amman
  • Kazakhstan: Youth Business Association, Karaganda
  • Montenegro: Hotel Education Centre, Budva.
  • Facilitator: Pirita Vuorinen, Human Capital Development Specialist, European Training Foundation.

The Brainstorming Lab is organised by the European Training Foundation, the EU’s Agency for foreign policy in the area of skills and employability. Working in almost 30 countries bordering Europe, the ETF brings stories and in-depth experience from the EU neighbourhood. Join the discussion in person and via social media (hashtag #EDD19).

Info: www.eudevdays.eu 

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