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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 as a virtual meeting 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 and workshops. Participants will have the possi­bility to share infor­mation, innov­ative tools and practices, get ideas for new (transna­tional) projects and formulate recom­men­da­tions and feedback.

 Go online and join the 2020 conference!


Table Discussions 2020

Table Discussions, round 1, 11:10–11:30 1. Is it inclusion or illusion? – How to reach young­sters? Diana Baranyi (Eurodesk Hungary) Zsófia Bertalan (Europass  Hungary) Zoom breakout room 1 2. Mobility for ALL – Tools to make mobility programmes more inclusive Ángeles…

Workshops 2020

WS 1. DINAMO — A Distance Training on Mobility in Guidance  The workshop will introduce and discuss the e‑training tool DINAMO, including four modules to support and train guidance profes­sionals: 1. The presen­tation of the challenges of mobility 2. The use of…

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

08:15 – 09:00 Arrival of partic­i­pants, meet and get to know the other partic­i­pants in the virtual lobby

09:00 — 09:20 Welcome and intro­duction / conference opening by Ernst Gesslbauer, Director, National Agency Erasmus+ Education

09:20 – 09:40 Keynote by Julie Fionda, European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion, Unit E2: Skills and Qualifications

09:45 — 10:30  Motivational speech by Ali Mahlodji

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break and networking oppor­tu­nities

11:00 – 11:10 Introduction to discussion tables

11:10 – 12:10    Discussion tables

12:10 – 12:30  Wrap-up und outlook for day two

Extra bonus:

17.00 – 18.00 Join a virtual tour of Vienna with our expert guide Angelika Kronberger and the other conference partic­i­pants

Day 2: friday, june 5, 2020

09:00 – 09:20 Arrival of partic­i­pants, Meeting in the virtual lobby

09:20 — 09:30 Welcome back

09:30 – 09:40 Introduction to workshops

09:40 – 10:40 Workshops

  • WS2: Euro-Quest
  • WS3: Future Time Traveller

10:40 – 11:10 Coffee break and networking oppor­tunity

11:10 – 11:45  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?

11:45 – 12:00 Conference closing, Carin Dániel Ramírez-Schiller, Head of Area, Adult Education & Transversal Matters, National Agency Erasmus+ Education


Ali Mahlodji

Inspirational Speaker

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Julie Fionda


Deputy Head of Unit
DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

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