Dissemination event of project “Learning by Doing”


VET Transition: from classrooms to companies

Open Seminar to support economic growth and competitiveness with help of WBL in VET

“Targeted capacity building of VET partnerships

in the Danube Region for the effective modernisation of VET systems”

EUSDR PA8 – Competitiveness – Meeting of Working Group for Vocational Education and Training


Organised by Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Venue: Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 99 Krisztina krt., Budapest, Baross Gábor Hall, 6th floor 

Date: 31 January, 2017 0900–1400

Moderator: Ms. Ágnes Dobrotka, Budapest Chamber of Commenrce and IndustryŰ
Senior Project Manager of Learing by Doing project, EUSDR PA8 Working Group Leader Vocational Education and Training

9.00 – 9.20 Welcome speeches

Hungarian implementation of EUSDR address
Mr. István Joó
Ministerial Commissioner
Responsible for implementation of Danube Region Strategy
Secretary of Danube Region Strategy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Economic Relations, Hungary

Opening address
Mr. dr. Zoltán Kiss
President of Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Legal representative of the LP “Learning by Doing” project

EUSDR address – Competitiveness
Ms. mr. sc. Dragica Karajić
EUSDR PA8 –Competitiveness – Priority Area Coordinator
Head  of Directorate for EU Programmes
Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, Croatia 

9.20 – 9.30 Ambition setting video message

Mr. Torbjørn Røe Isaksen
Ministry of Research and Education, Norway

9.30 – 11.10 Plenary sessions

Plenary Session I. – Vocational Education and Training in EU
Why transition of existing VET systems towards more demand-driven schemes is essential for a successful EU?

Keynote speakers:

  • Helen Hoffmann
    International expert
    European Commission, Directorate General Employment, Social affairs and Inclusion, Unit E.3 – VET, Apprenticeships & Adult learning
    Bruxelles, Belgium
  • George Kostakis
    Cedefop expert
    Europen Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
    Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Madlen Serban (video message)
    European Training Foundation
    Torino, Italy

Plenary Session II. – Vocational Education and Training  in the Danube region (10.40-11.10)

Experiences regarding the transformation of existing VET systems towards more demand-driven schemes 

Keynote speakers from Danube region

  • Darko Mali
    Head of Research and Development Strategies Department
    Institute of Republic of Slovenia for Vocational Education and Training, Slovenia
  • Ing. Monika Rybová
    Senior State Advisor
    Department of Secondary Vocational Schools and Conservatories, Regional Education Division, Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of Slovak Republic, Slovakia
  • Tibor Dőri
    National Representative of Hungary in European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (EfVET)
    Euro-Contact Business School, Hungary

11.10 – 11.40  Coffee break

11.40 -12.40 Workshop  session

Moderated Fish-Bowl Discussion with participants 

12.40 -12.50 Conclusion from international perspective

Mr. Sándor Blaskó
Administration  Officer (PA8) of EUSDR Danube Strategy point
Danube Strategy Point, Representation of Land Baden-Württemberg to the EU

12.50 -13.00 Take away message – Euroskills 2018

13.00 -14.00 Lunch

Proposed accomodation nearby for guests:
Hotel Mercure Buda (Address: 1016, Budapest, 41-43. Krisztina krt.) cca. 800 m (8 min) – walking distance from the venue of the event, please check their website.

In case of reservation until 19th January, 2017 – Special offer for guests of Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry:
Arrival (30/01/2017)
Departure (31/01/2017),
no. of nights: 1,
Standard room with buffet breakfast 62 EUR (+ 18% VAT + 4% tourist tax) = cca. 78 EUR
Please refer uppon reservation to the Budapest Chamber of  Commerce special discount.

Download the agenda here:

Open seminar VET transition