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Opening Day - ETF’s Conference of the Year!

Skills & Qualifications: Benefits for People

Policymakers and practitioners from the ETF partner countries are gathering in Turin, at the Lingotto Congress Centre, with representatives from the European Union institutions, international organisations, and renowned international experts from the field of skills and qualifications for the ETF Conference on Skills and Qualifications: Benefits for People.

A full and varied agenda will challenge participants in discussions on maximizing the benefits for people derived from policies and practices on skills and qualifications. Learning and teaching, curricula reform, and career guidance and assessment will be in focus. Successful practices will inform discussions as will the recently published ETF Toolkit, designed to facilitate qualifications and skills development.  

The Opening addresses from the ETF Director, Cesare Onestini, the European Commission’s Alison Crabb, and Mika Saarinen from the Finnish National Agency for Education will be followed by the morning session on the ETF Toolkit presentation and then to the presentation of success stories from the ETF partner countries.

The afternoon session consists of three parallel workshops.  

Exploring how information on skills and qualifications for people is changing, how digital tools are enhancing outreach, and their transformative role on labour markets and skills development systems is the focus in Workshop 1 on ‘information and guidance’.

Flexible curricula’ is the topic of Workshop 2, and how to introduce and manage the changes needed in response to reforming qualifications systems. Technology in learning and in curricula design and student-centred approaches are key features for discussion.

Workshop 3 will examine ‘the future role of teachers and trainers’, the challenges they face in becoming learning facilitators and the support they need for this transition.

The event will be in English, with French and Russian interpretation in all sessions.

Proceedings of the event will be broadcast throughout the ETF social media channels so be sure to stay tuned!

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More information about the conference: https://europa.eu/!mB93gy

Web streaming: https://europa.eu/!um84bV