The spider VET in the Net: WBL for the future
in cooperation with the Platform of European Associations of VET providers
Online - 12/11/2020 16:00

This session will discuss work-based learning for young people in VET and adult learners in need of re- and upskilling. It spans from longer programmes to short formats as micro-credentials, and besides – not least through the challenges brought in by the Covid-19 crisis – goes vir(tu)al. With this workshop, the Platform of the European Associations of VET Providers (VET4EU2) approaches WBL as “The Spider VET in the Net” from different perspectives and explores its possible future developments and challenges.


Joachim James Calleja, President of European Forum for Vocational Education (EfVET)
Eva Cendon, Vice-President, European University Continuing Education Network (eucen)
Hans Daale, President, CHAIN5, Belgium
Andrea Giacomelli, Research and development director, ENAIP FVG, Italy
Joost Korte, Director General, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
Hans Lehmann, Vice-Principal, EUC Syd, Denmark
Giulia Meschino, Executive and development manager, European Vocational Training Association (EVTA)
Manfred Polzin, Senior policy advisor, international affairs, MBO Raad, Netherlands
Chiara Riondino, Head of Unit for Vocational Education and Training, Apprenticeships and Adult learning, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
Margarida Segard, Vice President, European Association for Vocational, Education and Training Institutes (EVBB), Director of ISQ Academy Training and Human Capital Consultancy, Portugal
Alicia Leonor Sauli Miklavčič, Head of development, Slovene Association HVC, Slovenia


16:00 - 16:10
Welcome and introduction
16:10 - 16:30
Setting the scene
The EU policy perspective by Joost Korte, Director General - DG Employment
WBL as spider in the net (by VET4EU2)

16:30 - 17:30
Perspectives on WBL
WBL and digitalisation
WBL and micro-credentials
WBL and the green transition / green skills

17:30 - 18:00
The future of WBL
WBL in 15 years? Voices from the sector
Future proofed VET
Wrapping up and conclusions