ICAE announces Webinar on “New Skills for Europe”

ICAE announces the ICAE Virtual seminar 2017 - on the topic of “The new Skills Agenda for Europe” The seminar is free of charge, open to anyone and will start on May 2nd.

 The webinar will take place next May 2nd at 14:00 (Brussels Time) in English language.

In 2017 the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) and DVV International continue to build global dialogue, support an exchange of ideas and critical reflection on highly relevant topics in adult education and development. This includes a virtual seminar discussing “Skills and Competencies”, following the latest edition of DVV International´s journal Adult Education and Development (AED) with the same topic.

To complement this we are, for the first time, also organizing a webinar. Paul Holdsworth, team leader for Skills for Adults in the Vocational Education and Training, Apprenticeships and Adult Education Unit in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion has agreed to participate.

During the webinar, Paul Holdsworth will present and discuss his article on “The New Skills Agenda for Europe” (available online at the journal´s website in English, French, Spanish), written together with Dana Bachmann for this years´ AED edition. The European Commission has published major proposals to tackle a number of challenges faced by the European Union in the field of skills and human capital. These aim to improve the quality and relevance of skills formation, make skills and qualifications more visible and comparable, and improve skills intelligence and information for better career choices. 

Shermaine Barrett, Board member of ICAE and AED, will react and comment on the presentation and discussion.

You can follow the presentation and discussion on the 2nd of May, 14:00 (Brussels time). The webinar runs on the Adobe Connect-platform, which you can access through a normal web browser, or through the Adobe Connect app. Technical support is available if you need it. Register for the webinar here. Deadline for registration is 1 May.

For any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ricarda Motschilnig (policy@icae.global).

Source: ICAE.