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European Conference of the Regions for the promotion of mobility in Vocational Education and Training

(CosmoCaixa Barcelona, 26-27 May 2009)

List of participants


 

Programme

Tuesday 26 may 2009

15:00 h Welcome, registration and delivery of documentation and entry ticket*

15:30 h Opening of the conference
Francesc Colomé, General Secretary for Educational Policies of the Ministry of Education of the Government of Catalonia

15:45 h Panel of representatives from European institutions
- European Commission
Ute Haller-Block (ppt), Deputy Head of the VET Unit of the General Direction for Culture and Education of the European Commission
- Committee of the Regions
Keith Walters, 1st Vice-chairman of the Commission for Culture, Education and Research of the Committee of the Regions

Introduction and moderation: Anna Terrón, Secretary for the European Union of the Government of Catalonia

16:45 h Coffee break

17:10 h Parallel roundtables of experiences
1. Experiences in interregional mobility
Ángeles Gabella (ppt), General Director for Professional and Lifelong Learning Studies of the Éducation Council of the Government of Andalucía
Hartmut Mattes (ppt), Deputy Head of Division of the Vocational Department, Culture, Youth and Sports Ministry Baden-Württemberg
Gianfranco Simoncini, Education Counsellor of the Regional Ministry in Toscana
Marta Wiekiera (ppt), Representative of Malopolska

Moderation: Joan Lluís Espinós, Deputy director for Planning and Organisation in VET, Ministry of Education of the Government of Catalonia

2. Mobility, transparency of qualifications and validation
Didier Gelibert (ppt), Head of ANFA’s International Relations Service (France)
Bill Harvey (ppt ), Deputy Director for Learning and Teaching of the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council,and
Sarah Breslin (ppt), Project Manager-Policy and New Products, Scottish Qualifications Authority
Bo Hogberg (ppt), Deputy Director of Transport gruppen (Sweden)
Marc Van Riet (ppt), General Deputy Director on Education of the Ministry of the French Community in Belgium

Moderation: Carme Mas, Deputy director for Education Supervision, Ministry of Education of the Government of Catalonia

3. National Agencies and Regions
Sibilla Drews (ppt), Deputy Head of Unit for Mobility in VET, German National Agency for European Training, Federal Institute for VET (BIBB)
Sonia Duboug-Lavroff, Director of the Agency Europe-Education-Training France
Emilio Garcia Prieto (ppt), Director of the Autonomous Organisation for European Programmes (Spanish National Agency)
Claudio Vitali, Coordinator of the Italian National Agency, Leonardo Da Vinci - ISFOL

Moderation: Xavier Farriols, Deputy director for Programmes and Resources, Ministry of Education of the Government of Catalonia

18:40 h Presentation of the book The European Dimension of Vocational Education and Training: 2004-2008
Josep Francí, General Director for Professional, Artistic and Specialised Studies of the Ministry of Education of the Government of Catalonia

19:00 h End of the session

*The entry ticket should be kept for the day, as it is necessary to get in and out of the venues: It allows for a visit of the CosmoCaixa Museum (until 20 h)

Wednesday 27 may 2009

08:30 h Distribution of entry tickets*

08:45 h Table of Presidents of regional networks Earlall and Freref
Kent Johansson, President of Earlall
Jean Vanoye, President of Freref

Moderation: Josep Francí, General Director for Professional, Artistic and Specialised Studies of the Ministry of Education of the Government of Catalonia

09:30 h Panel of experts
Soren Kristensen (ppt), CEO of Techne (Copenhaguen)
Domenico Lenarduzzi, Honorary General Director of the European Commission
Gerhard Welbers (ppt), Director Ifaplan (Cologne)
Moderation: Manel Camós, Director of the Representation in Barcelona of the European Commission

10:15 h Catalan experiences
Àngels Font (video), Head of Unit of International programmes for VET, Ministry of Education of the Government of Catalonia
Toni Diaz (ppt), Manager of Mobility Programmes in the Unit of International Programmes for VET, Ministry of Education of the Government of Catalonia

Francesc Roca (ppt), Coordinator mibility programs of IES  Comte de Rius (Tarragona)

11:00 h Coffee break

11:30 h Parallel roundtables of experiences
1. Experiences in interregional mobility
Farida Boudaoud, Education Counsellor of Rhône-Alpes Regional Council
John Griffiths, Deputy Minister for Skills, Welsh Assembly Government
Miquel Mestre (ppt), General Director for Professional and Lifelong Learning Studies of the Education Council of the Government of Illes Balears
Giovanna Pentenero, Education Counsellor of the Regional Ministry in Piemonte

Moderation: Francesc Ranchal, Director of the Catalan Institute of Professional Qualifications, Ministry of Education of the Government of Catalonia

2. Cross-border mobility
Nic Alff (ppt), Director of Vet, National Ministry of Education of Luxembourg
Marie Baudoin, Counsellor of Midi-Pyrénées Regional Council and Chairwoman of the Commission Decentralized Cooperation and Coss-border exchanges
Anne-Marie Cocula (ppt), Vice-president of the Aquitaine Regional Council
Natividad Mendiara (ppt), General Director of the Vet and Long-life Educational Programme of the Aragon Regional Ministry of Education

Moderation: Eulàlia Tatché, Deputy Director for Artistic and Specialised Studies, Ministry of Education of the Government of Catalonia

3. Tools, structures and resources at the service of mobility
Hanna Autere (ppt), Representative of the Finnish National Board of Education
Pete Cras (ppt), General Director of Kenniscentrum Handel (Holland)
Susanne Klimmer (ppt), General Deputy Director of IFA-International Young Workers Exchange (Austria)
Madlen Serban (ppt), Director of the Institute for the development of VET Education of the Romanian Youth, Research and Education Ministry

Moderation: Mercè Chacón, Manager of the “BCN Formació Professional” Foundation
13:00 h Conclusions: Declaration of Barcelona on the contribution of regions and territorial authorities in the organisation and promotion of training mobility of persons in initial VET

13:30 h Closing speech
Hble. Sr. Ernest Maragall, Minister of Education of the Government of Catalonia

*The entry ticket should be kept for the day, as it is necessary to get in and out of the venues: It allows for a visit of the CosmoCaixa Museum (until 20 h)

 

Content of the roundtables


 

Declaration


 
Data d'actualització: 04.06.2009
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