The power of skills in EU external relations: high-level panel

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, TownHall Europe, Brussels

On the occasion of the ETF’s 25th anniversary, an event in the TownHall Europe will gather influencers and decision makers in the field of education, employment, social affairs and development at European and international level. The event will capitalise on the ETF’s experience in supporting over 45 countries in reforming their education and training systems to leverage external assistance to developing and transition countries in the European neighbourhood and beyond.

Ayla Göksel, Chief Executive Officer of the Turkish Non-Governmental Organisation, Özyegin Social Investments, will deliver the keynote speech about the power of education and training in economic and social development in Turkey and 14 other countries in which the organisation is active.

A panel debate will follow with high-level representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Finnish Presidency, and the ETF partner countries focusing on the value of education and skills in social and economic development and future implications for the EU external relations policies and programmes.  

Stay tuned to the ETF’s social media channels for updates and conclusions of this preeminent meeting!

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