CONFERENCE ON THE EUROPEAN QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK
BUDAPEST, 25-26 MAY, 2011


Hungarian EU presidency event

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25th - 26th May 2011, Budapest
Venue: Danubius Hotel Helia
H-1133 Budapest 62-64. Kárpát utca

25th May 2011

9.00 - 9.30Registration
9.30 - 11.00Plenary. Chair: László Dux (Ministry of National Resources; Deputy State Secretary for Higher Education and Science Policy)
9.30 - 9.45Rózsa Hoffmann (Ministry of National Resources; Minister of State for Education): Opening of the conference on behalf of the Hungarian Presidency
9.45 - 10.00Jan Truszczyński (European Commission; Director-General for Education and Culture): Opening of the conference on behalf of the Commission
10.00 - 10.20Michael Teutsch (European Commission DG Education and Culture; Head of the Unit for Lifelong learning): Progress in the implementation of the EQF Recommendation
10.20 - 10.30Orientation (information about lunch and dinner; instructions about the workshops)
10:30 - 11:00Coffee break
11.00 - 13.00Parallel workshops, Session 1
1. Workshop: Promoting trust towards EQF: Trust towards and ownership of the national referencing process
Chair: András Derényi (Institute for Educational Research & Development)
Rapporteur: Anita Krémó (European Commission, DG Education and Culture)
Speaker: Carita Blomqvist (Finnish National Board of Education, Unit "International comparability and recognition of qualifications")
2. Workshop: The impact of national qualifications frameworks and learning outcomes approach: Teaching, training and facilitating learning
Chair: József Temesi (Corvinus University Budapest)
Rapporteur: Ewa Chmielecka (Ministry of National Education, Poland)
Facilitator: Jens Bjornavold (CEDEFOP)
Speakers: John Hammond (National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, NCCA); André Huigens (Wellantcollege, the Netherlands)
3. Workshop: Qualifications Framework as a policy instrument for Lifelong Learning: NQF as a tool in recognising prior learning
Chair: Mike Coles (Consultant; Senior Researcher)
Rapporteur: Zoltán Loboda (Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU)
Facilitator: Wolfgang Müller (German Federal Employment Agency), Kinga Szebeni (Ministry of National Economy, Hungary)
Speakers: John O’Connor (National Qualifications Authority of Ireland; Officer), Allan Bruun Pedersen (Danish Agency for International Education, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation)
4. Workshop: NQFs as communication tools. How qualifications frameworks can promote dialogue and cooperation: Qualifications framework as a communication tool between stakeholders from different education and training subsectors
Chair: Francis Petel (CGPME French employers’ organisation for SMEs; European Marketing Confederation)
Rapporteur: Gábor Halász (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)
Facilitator: Michael Axmann (ILO)
Speaker: Francisca Arbizu (International expert in Qualifications and VET, Spain)
5. Workshop: External dimensions of the European Qualifications Framework and potential of policy co-operation with other regions: The evolution of regional qualifications frameworks
Chair: Arjen Deij (ETF)
Rapporteur: Madhu Singh (UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning)
Speaker: Que Anh Dang (ASEM Education and Research Hub for Lifelong Learning)
13.00 - 14.30Lunch
14.30 - 16.30Parallel workshops, Session 2.
1. Workshop: (continued) Promoting trust towards EQF: Trust towards the results of the referencing process abroad
Speaker: Mile Dželalija (University of Split, Faculty of Science), Jan Meers (Ministry of Education and Training, Flemish Community of Belgium)
2. Workshop: (continued) The impact of national qualifications frameworks and learning outcomes approach: The role of quality assurance in implementing the learning outcomes based approach at providers' level
Speakers: John Allan (Scottish Qualifications Authority), Volker Gehmlich (Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
3. Workshop: (continued) Qualifications Framework as a policy instrument for Lifelong Learning: NQF as a tool in lifelong guidance
Speaker: Tibor Bors Borbély-Pecze (National Employment Office, Hungary)
4. Workshop: (continued) NQFs as communication tools. How qualifications frameworks can promote dialogue and cooperation: Qualifications framework as a communication tool between stakeholders in education and labour market
Speakers: Benedikte Sterner (Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions), Jolana Blažíčková (HRD and Labour Market Department, TREXIMA)
5. Workshop: (continued) External dimensions of the European Qualifications Framework and potential of policy co-operation with other regions: How can regional qualifications frameworks support mobility between different regions of the world?
Speakers: Frances Kelly (New Zealand Ministry of Education, International Liaison Unit; Education Counsellor for Europe), Edwin Mernagh (Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations) and Ragnhild Solvi Berg (European Commission, DG EAC)
18.30 - 21.00Dinner, cultural program

26th May 2011
Chair: Carlo Scatoli (European Commission, DG EAC)

9.00 - 9.30Christian Lettmayr (Cedefop; Acting Director): New qualifications for the changing labour market
9.30 - 9.40Questions
9.40 - 10.30Plenary: briefings of workshops
Workshop 1: Anita Krémó (European Commission)
Workshop 2: Ewa Chmielecka (Ministry of National Education, Poland)
Workshop 3: Zoltán Loboda (Permanent Representation of Hungary)
Workshop 4: Gábor Halász (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)
Workshop 5: Patrick Werquin (Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, Paris)
10.30 - 11.00Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.15Panel discussion
Moderator: János Setényi (Expanzió Kht.)
Participants: Sjur Bergan (Council of Europe); Viktor Sagyibó (Microsoft Hungary); Ildikó Modla-Görgényi (National Institute of Vocational and Adult Education, Hungary); Madlen Serban (European Training Foundation)
12.15 - 12.30Questions, comments
12.30 - 13.00Conclusion:
- Sándor Czomba (Minister of State for Employment of the Ministry for National Economy) - on behalf of the Hungarian Presidency
- Pierre Mairesse (European Commission, DG Education and Culture, Director - Lifelong Learning: horizontal policy issues and 2020 strategy) - on behalf of the European Commission
13.00 - 14.30Lunch
Parallel sessions
14:30 - 17:30EQF AG meeting
14.30 - 17.30Seminar for pre-accession countries