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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)

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

Heinz K. BECKER

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

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

Jean-Pascal LÜTHI

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

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

Mag. MA Thomas MAYR

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

Policy Advisor, Federation of Austrian Industry, Vienna
 Studies at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and College of Europe, Bruges
1998-2001

Mag. Nicole THURN

Journalist, Careers and Business Section, KURIER, Vienna

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

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Kategorie: all Breakout Plenary

19.08.2013

12:30 - 12:45 Opening Plenary
12:45 - 14:30 European Values: Acquis or Cheap Talk? Plenary
15:00 - 16:30 The European Union’s Future Role in a Global Economy Plenary
18:00 - 20:00 “Foreign” by Miriam Fassbender Plenary

20.08.2013

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

21.08.2013

07:30 - 11:00 The EU’s WMD strategy – Lessons Learnt from Outreach Programmes in Export Control Plenary
08:00 - 08:30 Europe: A Phoenix from the Ashes? Plenary
08:30 - 10:30 The Future of Europe: A Grassroots Perspective Plenary
10:30 - 10:35 Closing Plenary