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Athens 2021 – EVBB Int. Annual Conference (Online)

Online-Meeting

Gern machen wir Sie auf die jährliche internationale Konferenz „VET in the post-covid era. Challenges & Opportunities“ unserer Mitgliedsorganisation Europäischer Verband Beruflicher Bildungsträger e. V. (EVBB) vom 1. bis 2. Dezember 2021 aufmerksam:

Offizieller Einladungstext

The EU economy’s outlook for the forthcoming period looks brighter than ever before. After the improving of the health situation and the easing of virus containment measures, EU economies are back in motion with a GDP growth forecast to be put at 4.8% for 2021 and 4.5% for 2022 in both the EU and the euro area. At the same time, Next Generation EU, the new Recovery Plan for Europe, has been deployed, activating all productive drivers throughout the European Economies, promising and even brighter future.

The question that arises is whether – under these conditions – the European economy has those characteristics that are required to maintain its growth momentum in the coming years. And most importantly, how the increase of EU’s GDP can be transformed also to prosperity for our societies, in an inclusive way.

At this point, the role of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in the post-covid environment is crucial.

A new demand for skilled employees has become eminent, although recent studies (CEDEFOP, OECD) have underlined significant skills gaps, making it difficult to cover new employment opportunities that are created.  At a time when market representatives state that they are unable to find employees who meet their needs, there is a persistent refusal of the latest to acquire skills and competences that are in high demand. VET image is still low and EU’s youngest generation, reproducing stereotypical perceptions of the past, chooses higher education, over VET which offers immediate employment prospects. This casts doubts on the ability of Europe’s society to actively gain from the unique development opportunity that is presented, improving its position through better, of higher quality, sustainable jobs.

On behalf of EVBB we would like to inform you that due to the current epidemiological situation in Europe, and taking into consideration the concerns you have expressed about the progress of the pandemic, our Board decided to convert the annual conference of EVBB exclusively online, in order to give the opportunity to all the participants to attend with safety.

The Online Conference will now take place on the 1st & 2nd December 2021:

1st December: General Assembly
(EVBB Members only)
2nd December: Annual Conference 2021
(Open to the Public)

After filling out the registration form, you will receive detailed information on how to join the online conference as well as the relevant link.

We are looking forward meeting you online.

Kontakt für Rückfragen: generalsekretariat@evbb.eu