“Alone we can do so little;
Together we can do so much.”
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!
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!
The Learning by Leaving Organising Team
Europass and Euroguidance Austria
Photo: CDC, Unsplash
Inclusion in Mobility
How can we best support learners and workers with diverse needs? Image: © C. O’Kane — 2015
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
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