On 3-4 June 2021, the European Alliance for Apprenticeships and the European Committee of the Regions are organising a high-level conference on apprenticeships. It will put the spotlight on how stakeholders at different levels can deliver high-quality apprenticeships for all. Participants will also discover some good practices implemented during the COVID-19 outbreak that are expected to remain after the pandemic.

Who will attend?

Spread over two-half days, the online event will be divided into two to three sessions a day and other organisers include: 

  • the European Commission,
  • the European Committee of the Regions, 
  • the European Association of Regional & Local Authorities for lifelong learning (EARLALL),
  • the German delegation at the CoR,
  • the Basque Government 

The European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmidt, and the President of the Committee of the Regions, Apostolos Tzitzikostas will speak during a political dialogue, and  contributions will be made from the Chair of the Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture (SEDEC).

Day 2  

Our SME competitiveness thematic expert Mart Veliste, on behalf of the Policy Learning Platform, will participate and speak in the two following discussions:

Session 4 - Encouraging cross border cooperation thematic discussion

The thematic discussion, moderated by Noelia Cantero will start at 9:50 CET and the other speakers will include:

  • Ms Heike Raab, Secretary of State for Federal and European Affairs, Media and Digitalisation in Rheinland-Pfalz, and CoR Member
  • Ms Ilaria Mascitti and Mr Francesco Pisanu, Autonomous Province of Trento, Department of Education – DUALPLUS Project: ‘The Atelier of Learning’  

Session 5 - One year after the Covid-19 outbreak: Good practices that will remain

Our expert will also participate in the session 5 that starts at 10:45 CETNorbert Schöbel will moderate the discussion and will also speak: 

  • Vlassis Korovilos , Cedefop expert
  • Denis Leamy, Chief Executive, Cork Education and Training Board and Chair of the OECD Local Employment and Economic Development Directing Committee
  • Maria Fabiani, Advisor of the Metropolitan City of Rome

Some parts of the event will also be translated into Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Greek and Spanish.

Credit: Photo by the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs & inclusion