Monday, 26 April 2021

* Access to the virtual conference opens at 09.40 CET
10.00* – 11.50 The evidence for the relevance of Vocational Training programmes
  Welcome and introduction to Conference on Evidence based VET
- Ali RASHIDI, Folkuniversitetet, Sweden, Moderator
  The importance of VET for the future labour market in the European Union
- Koen BOIS D'ENGHIEN, Policy Officer, European Commission, Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Unit E3 - VET, Apprenticeships and adult education
  The trends in the development of VET in Neighboring countries
- Eva JANSOVA, Specialist in Human Capital Development, European Training Foundation
  Getting the skills right for the future
- George KOSTAKIS, Coordinator VET policies and systems, Cedefop
  A national initiative for adapting the provision of VET to employers/labour market needs
- Jonas SVENSSON, Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education, Sweden
  VET Graduate Tracking Systems: a key quality improvement parameter of the evidence-based VET- The case of Greek EQAVET NRP / EOPPEP survey
- Antonios GLAROS, Head of Communication & Development Division / Coordinator of the Greek EQAVET National Reference Point, National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP), Greece
  Experiences of adapting EQAVET to the banking sector in Europe
- Mario SPATAFORA, Chairman of the Quality Assurance Committee of the European Banking & Financial Services Training Association
  Maintaining relevance of VET with industry need in Industry 4.0
- Nader IMANI, Executive Vice President Global Education Festo Didactic SE, Germany
  Employers need for high-quality VET
- Åsa Gabrielsson, Torbjörn JOHANSSON, The Swedish Νational Αssociation of Installation Company. Sweden
  The importance of competence supply in the labour market
- Elin KEBERT, Expert in competence supply, The Swedish Construction Federation, Sweden
  Adapting EQAVET to the needs of VET
- Ali RASHIDI, Head of International Projects, Folkuniversitetet, Sweden
11.45 – 12.00 Break
12.00 – 13.30 Joint discussion panel: Evidence based VET – collection & use of data
  Discussion Panel:
- Koen BOIS D'ENGHIEN, European Commission
- Mounir BAATI, European Training Foundation
- Antonios GLAROS, EOPPEP, Greece
- Vaso ANASTASOPOULOU, DIMITRA Education & Consulting, Greece
Evgenios VASILIKOS, Hellenic Hoteliers Federation, Greece
- Mario SPATAFORA, Effebi Association
- Amanda FRANCIS, Rinova Ltd, The Hospitality Academy, UK
- Vivian WELKER, Folkuniversitetet, Sweden
- Jonas SVENSSON, Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education
- Åsa Gabrielsson, Swedish Installation Federation

Kim FAURSCHOU, EQAVET Expert, FACO Denmark, Facilitator
  Closing remarks
- Richard PARKES, Rinova Ltd, UK