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03a: Higher Vocational Education and Training in Europe: Which Way Forward?

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Supported by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
In a world of global competition and fast technological progress it is essential to make sure that the workforce has a high level of education and training. Certain European countries have set up higher vocational education and training schemes offering skilled workers a tertiary education. What are the different approaches and advantages of such systems? (Session I – English) In Austria, the potential of these schemes, which complement the traditional higher education system, has not yet been exploited. Is it possible to transfer existing models to Austria to create a more flexible education system? (Session II – German)

Speakers

Member, Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats), European Parliament; Secretary-General, OSB - Austrian Senior Citizens' Association, Brussels
Head, Vocational and Professional Education and Training, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI, Bern
Director, ibw - Institute for Research on Qualifications and Training of the Austrian Economy, Vienna
Journalist, Careers and Business Section, KURIER, Vienna Chair

Heinz K. BECKER

Member, Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats), European Parliament; Secretary-General, OSB - Austrian Senior Citizens' Association, Brussels

  import Company, Berlin and Vienna
1970-1974 Assistant to the Japanese manager responsible for the COMECON market; Marubeni Corporation, Japanese export-
1974-1977 Account Manager and Account Director/Group Account Director; Gramm & Grey, advertising agency, Vienna
1977-1980 Advertising Manager for the audio and home electronics sector; Österreichische Philips Industrie, Vienna
1980-1985 Account Director/Group Account Director and Authorised Signatory; GGK International, advertising agency, Vienna
1985-1988 Agency Head and Account Director; Grey Group, advertising agency, Vienna
1986 Professional examinations in advertising consultancy and advertising media
1988 Founder and Chief Executive; MediaCom, media agency
1988-1992 Agency Head; Member of the Executive Board; BZW Advertising, advertising agency, Vienna
  Handover of management to spouse Anna (2002)
  Transfer of business to spouse, termination of all business licences (2011)
1992 Self-employed: BECKER. advertising agency, Vienna and Perchtoldsdorf
since 2001 Secretary-General, Austrian Senior Citizens' Association (ÖSB)
 
  Transfer of business to spouse, termination of all business licences (2011)
since 2011 Member of European Parliament
since 2001 Austrian Senior Citizens' Association (ÖSB); Secretary-General
since 2011 Member of European Parliament

Jean-Pascal LÜTHI

Head, Vocational and Professional Education and Training, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI, Bern

1987-1993 Manager, R&D Electronics & Computer Sciences, k-Tron International (CH & USA)
1994-2003 Engineer School Teacher & Head of Vocational Education Training School, St-Imier
2004-2012 Head of Vocational Education and Training French Part of Canton Bern
since 2013 Head of Vocational and Professional Education and Training, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI, Bern

Mag. MA Thomas MAYR

Director, ibw - Institute for Research on Qualifications and Training of the Austrian Economy, Vienna

 Studies at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and College of Europe, Bruges
1998-2001 Policy Advisor, Federation of Austrian Industry, Vienna
since 2002 Director of ibw - Institute for Research on Qualifications and Training of the Austrian Economy, Vienna

Mag. Nicole THURN

Journalist, Careers and Business Section, KURIER, Vienna

2005 Research Assistant, European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, Unesco-Project "International Coalition of Cities against Racism", Graz
2006 Research Assistant, Peripherie, Institute for Practical Gender Research, EU-Project, Graz
2007-2010 Online Editor (News, Politics), kurier.at, Vienna
since 2010 Journalist, KURIER, Career and Business Section, Vienna

Perspectives

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Kategorie: all BreakoutPlenary

19.08.2013

14:30 - 14:45OpeningPlenary
14:45 - 16:30European Values: Acquis or Cheap Talk?Plenary
17:00 - 18:30The European Union's Future Role in a Global EconomyPlenary
20:00 - 22:00"Foreign" by Miriam FassbenderPlenary

20.08.2013

09:00 - 10:30Europe in the MediaPlenary
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 01a: The European Union - With or Without Me?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 02: Europe after the Crisis - "More Europes" or "More Europe"?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 03a: Higher Vocational Education and Training in Europe: Which Way Forward?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 04a: Is there a Future for the European Welfare State?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 05: What Role for Social Partners in the European Union 2.0 of the Future?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 06: Coordinating Economic Policies within the EUBreakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 07: The Financial Crisis as Litmus-Test: The Union between Austerity and GrowthBreakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 08: The Achillees Heel of the European Project: Youth Unemployment in EuropeBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 01b: The European Union - With or Without Me?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 03b: Higher Vocational Education and Training in Europe: Which Way Forward?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 04b: Is there a Future for the European Welfare State?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 09: A New Culture for Investment and InnovationBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 10: The EU s Role in Global Governance: Working With Strategic PartnersBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 11: Changing Values - Focus on IncentivesBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 12: Coordinating European Pension Policies - A Bridge so Near?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 13: Horizon 2020: The Ambitious Goals of the EU Innovation PolicyBreakout

21.08.2013

09:30 - 13:00The EU's WMD strategy - Lessons Learnt from Outreach Programmes in Export Control
10:00 - 10:30Europe: A Phoenix from the Ashes?Plenary
10:30 - 12:30The Future of Europe: A Grassroots PerspectivePlenary
12:30 - 12:35ClosingPlenary