20-21 June 2019: Annual ECVET Forum, The Netherlands

The Netherlands


The Annual ECVET Forum 2019 discussed ‘Using the ECVET principles to connect learning and working in tomorrow’s labour market’ - European, national, local and sectoral policies and initiatives'. This year the event was hosted in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The Annual ECVET Forum 2019 was a place for discussion and exchange between policy makers and practitioners with experience in using ECVET to modernise their VET systems and connect learning and working.

The Forum gathered over 130 participants to discuss examples of using ECVET Principles to support flexible VET pathways as well as networking between employers, Erasmus+ National Agencies and VET providers on ‘skills needs of the future’ in an ‘Idea Incubator’.

The full participant list can be found here.

You can find the forum presentations below.


Plenary & Background paper Link
Annual ECVET Forum 2019 Background paper  Download (PDF, 188 KB)
Giovanni Crisona, Skillman Network Download (PDF, 3.1 MB)
Marc van der Meer, 'How to achieve a breakthrough for life-long development?'  Download (PDF, 997 KB)
Marieke Vaneweyer, OECD, 'Geeting skills right, adapting to changing skills needs' Download (PDF, 2 MB)
Sli.do: Name one of the top skills required for the future labour market! Download (PDF, 98 KB)
Workshop 1 Link 

Workshop 1 Overview: Using the ECVET principles to support qualification/ curriculum design

Download (PDF, 68 KB)
Workshop 1 (AM): Eva Farksa, Hunagarian National Team of ECVET Experts Download (PDF, 671 KB)
Wprkshop 1 (AM): Pavel Hradecky, Using the ECVET principles to support qualification and curriculum design in teh Czech Republic Download (PDF, 299 KB)
Workshop 1 (PM): Janis Gaiglas, VET Curriculum reform in Latvia: Using the ECVET Principles from policy to implementation Download (PDF, 761 KB)
Workshop 1 (PM): Viola Horska, Green Wheels: ECVET units implementation in automotive school curricula Download (PDF, 710 KB)
Workshop 2 Link
Workshop 2 Overview: How to use the ECVET principles to support Upskilling Pathways for low-qualified adults? Download (PDF, 47 KB)
Workshop 2 (AM): Eric van der Westerlaken and Brenda Bleecke, Stroomopwaarts Download (PDF, 671 KB)
Workshop 2 (AM): Maria Skoglöf, Skolverket. Upskilling low skilled adults - a swedish initiative Download (PDF, 1.04 MB)
Workshop 2 (PM): Astri Pestalozzi, Skills Norway. Skills Plus - on the way to certified vocational skills Download (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Workshop 2 (PM): Laila Emiliussen - Hougaard, VUC Storstrøm. Upskilling of low-qualified adults: Ensuring validation and recognition of prior learning from different learning contexts. Download (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Workshop 3 Link

Workshop 3 Overview: Using the ECVET Principles to support the re-skilling of individuals

Download (PDF, 49 KB)
Workshop 3 (AM): Desiree Scalia, TELCO Download (PDF, 1.08 MB)
Workshop 3 (AM): Maciej Czarnecki, Wroclaw University of Economics. 

Download (PDF, 1.03 MB)

Workshop 3 (PM): Irati Artola, Build-up skills: Energy training for construction workers

Download (PDF, 2.49 MB)

Workshop 3 (PM): Pille Heinla, Prevention of unemployment in Estonia

Download (PDF, 1.17 MB)

Workshop 4 Link

Workshop 4 Overview: Sectoral approaches to tackling skills gaps and the role of ECVET principles 

Download (PDF, 55 KB)
Workshop 4 (AM): Jesús Boyano, INFODEF. 'Overcoming skills gap and fostering mobility in tourism sector through the recognition, validation and up-skilling of intercultural competences for tourism jobs' Download (PDF, 1.46 MB)
Workshop 4 (AM): Marco Scerbo, VECTOR. Vector project in a nutshell Download (PDF, 1.43 MB)
Workshop 4 (PM): Miroslava Katzerová, PECVET. Partnership for ECVET Download (PDF, 272 KB)
Workshop 4 (PM): Otto Venerini, IoE - EQ Internet of Energy Education and Qualification  Download (PDF, 2.26 MB)
Workshop 5 Link

Workshop 5 Overview: Using the ECVET principles to support recognition of learning outcomes from periods of work-based learning (WBL)

Download (PDF, 56 KB)
Workshop 5 (AM): Helen Gray and Sabine Weger, European Quality Assurnace for In-company Learning Mobility for Apprentices Download (PDF, 1.12 MB)
Workshop 5 (AM): Katarzyna Olszewska, Polish ECVET Team Member. 'How to ensure recognition of learning outcomes from periods of work-based learning and apprenticeships' Download (PDF, 1.51 MB)
Workshop 5 (PM): Franka Marie Herfurt, BBVET - Boosting Business Integration through joint Vocational Education and Training (VET) Download (PDF, 999 KB)
Workshop 5 (PM): Mario Jandrokovic, ConClip Download (PDF, 863 KB)