EfVET Virtual Annual Conference 2020: Open For Registrations

EfVET is pleased to announce that the registrations for its Virtual Annual Conference 2020 are officially opened. As previously announced, this year’s conference will be focusing on “COVID-19 beyond 2020: A new generation of VET?” and will take place online on the 22nd of October. You can register at this link.

The COVID-19 is a health hazard of global proportion and also a wake-up call to unprepared policy makers who have been faced by unprecedented circumstances.

Notwithstanding the enormous investment in research and in international organisations, humanity has been caught on the wrong foot when faced by such a deadly enemy. While health care systems have had to increase their capacity overnight, other systems including education and training had to switch to remote work with all its challenges and opportunities.

This conference will bring together practitioners’ members of EfVET and other stakeholders to share their experiences in the face of COVID-19 and the impact on educational institutions focused on Vocational Education and Training.

Online teaching and learning has had its problems and its advantages. Many have experienced difficulty in making sure that the class meets at a particular time, on a given platform and with the same state-of-mind that normally takes place when people meet face-to-face. Accessing a platform, downloading material, sharing texts and interacting is not the same as when a normal classroom or lecture room is being used. What will be the impact of such a change in the mode of operation? Will technology prove to be more effective than human being parting knowledge, skills and competences or the reverse? How can teachers partner with technology and remain in command of the learning process? Will social distancing in education and training trigger a new generation of work-based learning? Which digital solutions should be adopted by VET Providers to face the challenges of new learning scenario? How online education can smoothly complement and integrate with classroom and work-based learning?

Other topics will be discussed during the Conference. Please read the full programme and theme.

Workshops – 5th Of November

Every year, EfVET organises the Annual Conference with workshops. Unfortunately, this year because of the COVID-19 and social distancing rules, EfVET has taken the collective decision to have online workshops which will take place at a later stage on the 5th of November.

Have you ever found yourself with a group of people, trying to engage them and bring some clarity to the conversations that are happening? The virtual workshops will be a tool to bring people together and come up with outcomes that everyone will remember!

Roundtables & Marketplace – Coming soon

EfVET offers European project partners the opportunity to disseminate progress, results and products of their Transnational Transfer of Innovation; Development of Innovation and other European initiatives – a key to successful valorisation of good practice outcomes and sustainability.

All information on the registrations, deadlines, and on how to join the conference can be found at this link.

For any conference-related enquiries, please contact us at the following e-mail address: efvet-office@efvet.org

We look forward to seeing you all online!