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VET School Partnership Network – Kick-off event in Sarajevo on 2-3 October 2019

The project “VET School Partnership Network”, implemented by Kolping Berufsbildung and the European Foundation for Education and supported by the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg, sets out to strengthen the capacities in vocational education in Bosnia and Herzegovina. As the country struggles with high unemployment and disparities between vocational education offers and labour market needs, the aim of the project is that VET schools better align their training programs with labour market needs. On the long-term, they should systematically include representatives of industry, business and commerce as training partners from local and regional levels.

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EDU-LAB at the 8th EUSDR Annual Forum

“Building cohesion for a shared prosperity in the Danube Region” – this was the motto of the 8th EUSDR Annual Forum where EDU-LAB was among the five selected Danube Transnational Programme projects that were presented. The 8th EUSDR Annual Forum was organised on 27-28 June in Bucharest, with the key topics being connectivity and regional mobility, digitalization, tourism and post-2020 EU policy design. As Romania has been holding the 2019 EUSDR Presidency, the conference was co-organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania, the European Commission and the Danube Transnational Program. Just like in previous years, high-level officials, experts of different fields and representatives of DTP projects came together to discuss the developments and future strategy in the Danube Region.

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EDU-LAB Stakeholder event at the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu on 25-26 June 2019

A last stakeholder event of EDU-LAB was held in Romania on 25-26 June, hosted by EDU-LAB partner, the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu. The aim of the event was to exchange experiences with local stakeholders through presenting project results and learning about successful cooperation models in the region between businesses and the Lucian Blaga University.

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EDU-LAB Final Conference – Video

Watch the new EDU-LAB video showcasing the final conference in Zagreb on 16 May:

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PRO-YOUTH 2nd transnational project meeting and cultural heritage city tour in Zagreb, Croatia

The Knowledge at Work Foundation hosted the second transnational project meeting of our Erasmus+ project, PRO-YOUTH in Zagreb on 5 June 2019. The meeting focused on setting up the management structure of the project consortium, sharing the results already achieved, planning further activities and the dissemination of results.

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EDU-LAB Final Conference “Better Chances for Young People in the Danube Region”

The 2-day final conference of EDU-LAB, entitled “Better Chances for Young People in the Danube Region” was opened in Zagreb on 16 May, hosted by the European Foundation for Education, Germany, and Foundation Knowledge at Work, Croatia. EDU-LAB partners, stakeholders and those interested in the project came together to celebrate the achievements of the 2,5-year project, including the development of the New Danubian Governance Model and the accreditation of the professional Bachelor`s programme in Slovakia.

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10th Meeting of the Joint Governmental Commission Baden-Württemberg – Croatia

The 10th Meeting of the Joint Governmental Commission Baden-Württemberg – Croatia was held on 14-15 February 2019 in Stuttgart. The European Foundation for Education was invited as experts to discuss possibilities for education-related cooperation between the two countries.

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New EDU-LAB video

The EDU-LAB partnership consortium has been working together for more than two years now to enhance the labour market relevance of higher education. In this video, shot during a project meeting in Bratislava, partners share their experiences about the process.

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Erasmus+ kick-off event for strategic partnerships in Bonn, 30 October 2018

The National Agency of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (NABIBB) organised a kick-off event for strategic partnerships in Bonn on 30 October 2018. Dr. des. Ágnes Sebestyén, project director at the European Foundation for Education (lead partner of PRO-YOUTH), attended the event.

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Priority Area 9 “People and Skills” International Stakeholder Conference in Vienna, 29 November 2018

How can the EU ensure that people in the Danube region are equipped with relevant knowledge and skills that are in accordance with labour market demands? How to integrate vulnerable groups to the labour market? What are the challenges that industry 4.0 could bring? These were some of the pressing questions that the 6th International Stakeholder Conference “The Future of Priority Area 9 ‘Investing in People and Skills’ in the Danube Region” in Vienna addressed. During the one-day event, representatives of ministries, institutes of higher education and employment and other stakeholders debated issues and exchanged best practices.