European Seminar

On the European seminar jointly organised from the project partners and the EU Commission’s Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion the Apprenticeship-Toolbox was presented to the public for the first time. Almost 100 participants from across the EU, including representatives of the European Commission and Cedefop, convened at the seminar in Brussels on the 14th of September 2016. It was also used as a platform to support the European Alliance for Apprenticeships.


Key note session - Dual based VET on the move in Europe

Director Mr. James Calleja, Cedefop:

Mrs. Agnes Roman, European Trade Union Confederation and Mr. Robert Plummer, Business Europe:

Innovation manager Mrs. Hanne Shapiro, Technological Institute, Denmark:

Break-out session 1: Governing dual VET-systems and involving social partners

Mr. Thomas Giessler, DGB, German Trade Union Confederation, Germany:

Mr. Jakob Krohn- Rasmussen, The Danish Construction Association, Denmark:

Break-out session 2: Developing VET qualifications and matching labour market demands

Mr. Kurt Schmid, Research & Development in VET (IBW), Austria:

Mr. Erik Swars, SFIVET, Switzerland:

Break-out session 3: Organising dual VET programs and supporting apprentices training in companies

Mr. Christophe Struck, Ministry of Education, Luxembourg:

Mrs. Katrine Kruse, National Refernet, Denmark:

Mr. Jakubík Karol, Ministry of Education, Slovakia:

Break-out session 4: Promoting attractiveness and quality assurance in dual VET-systems

Mrs. Laura Antonelli, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI, Switzerland:

Mrs. Michaela Jonach, Austrian Reference Point for Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training, ARQA-VET, Austria