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Alone we can do so little;

Together we can do so much.”

(Helen Keller)



The Austrian Europass and Euroguidance centres are happy to announce that the Learning by Leaving Conference 2020 – a joint conference for the European mobility networks Eures, Eurodesk, Europass and Euroguidance – will take place in Vienna, Austria on June 4–5, 2020.

Following the confer­ences in Cologne, Germany 2018 and Cagliari, Italy 2019, the 2020 conference continues the series that aims to establish closer cooper­ation between the European mobility networks through regular exchange of infor­mation, best practices and peer learning — thus creating synergies to increase the quality of service provision.

The support of mobility is at the centre of the Learning by Leaving networks. Learners and workers need the appro­priate infor­mation, guidance and means to document their compe­tences to success­fully take part in the European education and labour market.

The focus of the 2020 conference is inclusion in mobility. How can we best support learners and workers with special needs, including those from under­priv­i­leged backgrounds and migrants? Are our existing tools and infor­mation suffi­cient or do we need to make changes to make successful mobility achievable for everyone?

The conference will have a range of plenary sessions, workshops and networking oppor­tu­nities. Participants will have the oppor­tunity to share infor­mation, innov­ative tools and practices, get ideas for new (transna­tional) projects and formulate recom­men­da­tions and feedback.

Get mobile and join the 2020 conference in Vienna!



Dear colleagues, 

Despite challenging  condi­tions locally and globally,  we are still very much hoping that the conference can go ahead as planned. At the same time, we have to take current devel­op­ments with COVID-19 into consid­er­ation. We have just learned that limita­tions on leaving our houses have been prolonged until Easter Monday, April 13 by our government.

We are following devel­op­ments closely and we will post here and email regis­tered partic­i­pants as soon as we can either confirm that the conference can go ahead as planned or inform you of any changes planned – at the latest after Easter.

In the meantime, stay safe and healthy!

Best regards,

The Learning by Leaving Organising Team
Europass and Euroguidance Austria

Photo: CDC, Unsplash


Workshops 2020

1. Joining forces for inclusive student mobilityIn the Netherlands, inclusive student mobility is high on the list of prior­ities of various organ­i­sa­tions. But how do you bring these ambitions and initia­tives together to make a real difference? And how can we learn and…

Documentation 2018

Find out about the workshop topics … Image: Amador Loureiro — Unsplash (CC0)


Enabling successful mobility experi­ences … Image: © Sergey Nivens — Fotolia


Inclusion in Mobility

How can we best support learners and workers with diverse needs? Image: © C. O’Kane — 2015

Underserved Communities

How can mobility profes­sionals support workers and learners from under­served commu­nities in achieving sucessful mobility experi­ences and promoting social mobility and integration? Image: © C. O’Kane — 2015

Moving Forward

Are our existing tools and infor­mation suffi­cient, or do we need to make changes to make successful mobility achievable for everyone? Image: © C. O’Kane — 2015


day 1: Thursday, june 4, 2020


09:00 — 09:30 Registration

Launching the new Europass Portal – Policy Update (with Austrian stake­holders)

09:30 — 09:40 Welcome and intro­duction

09:40 — 09:50 Conference Opening

09:50 – 10:50 Keynote  – “Launching the New Europass” and “Inclusion in Mobility – the Contribution of Erasmus 2021”

10:50 – 11:20 Coffee break

11:20 – 12:00 Panel discussion: “Inclusion in the light of the new Europass and Erasmus 2021”.

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:30  LBL 2020 — Motivational Speech: Ali Mahlodji

14:30 – 14:40  Group photo

14:40 – 15:10 Meet the networks

15:10 – 16:40  Workshop Round 1 (choose from different workshops)

17:30    Cultural programme and Dinner


Day 2: friday, june 5, 2020

09:00 – 09:10 Welcome back

09:10 – 10:40 Workshop Round 2 (choose from various workshops)

10:40 – 11:20 Coffee break and workshop feedback round

11:20 – 11:30 Handing over the LBL torch to Spain

11:30 — 12:00 Your opinion counts! Give feedback on:

  • Inclusion (what is important, what is missing, what can be done)
  • This conference (what will you take with you, how can we keep the networking going)
  • Next steps: how do we go forward with Learning by Leaving?

12:00 — 13:00 Closing of the conference & light refresh­ments


Ali Mahlodji

Inspirational Speaker

Read more…

Julie Fionda



Click here to apply to register for LBL2020. (Please note that there is no conference fee!)

Click here for infor­mation about the venue and accomo­da­tions. (Please note that you are respon­sible for reserving and paying for your own travel and accomo­dation!)