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15 June

Activity - Moderator: Diana Madill

08.30 – 09.30

Registrations and welcome coffee

09.30 – 10.00

Unlocking talent: The case for validation of prior-learning

Marianne THYSSEN, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Labour Mobility, European Commission
Message from the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

10.00 – 10.30

Validation: Where are we now?

Scene setting interview with European Commission and Cedefop Video on validation of non-formal and informal learning

10.30 – 11.00

Spotlight: Why validation of prior learning matters

David RIVOIRE, President, VAE Les 2 Rives

12.15 – 13.45

Coffee break and visiting the marketplace

11.30 – 12.15

Panel 1:

The learner at the centre: Validation stories

Efrem GEBREAB MEBRAHTU, Activities counsellor, Dutch Council for Refugees
Petra VUKAS, Youth worker and Youthpass award winner
Mary JENSON, The InnoPharma learner experience, Ireland
Angélique VAN OOTEGHEM, Forklift driver and Tutor

12:15 – 12:45

Spotlight: Putting talent to work through validation

Laure JOACHIM, Head of Group’s ‘Associate Employability’ Unit, Adecco Group

12.45 – 13.30

Panel 2:

Multi-stakeholder commitment: A condition for success for validation

Tibor Bors BORBELY-PECZE Ph.D, Employment Counsellor, Ministry of Finance, Hungary
Anna KAHLSON, Senior Advisor, The Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education
Margit RAMMO, Head of the Estonian National Resource Centre for Guidance, Foundation Innove
Tormod SKJERVE, Social partner representative, Virke - The Federation Of Norwegian Enterprises
Noelia CANTERO GONZALVEZ, EARLALL Business Manager - European Association of Regional & Local Authorities for Lifelong Learning

13:30 – 13:45

Closing remarks

European Commission

13.45 – 15.00

Lunch