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Documentation 2018



Opening speech “Learning by Leaving”

by Dr. Wolfgang Müller
(Managing Director for European Affairs at the Bundesagentur fuer Arbeit, the Federal Employment Agency of Germany)

Keynote speech “Youth on the move?”

by Prof. Dr. Birte Nienaber
(Associate professor in Political Geography — Université du Luxembourg)
The European Union supports young people to become mobile – especially inside the EU. However, there is still only a small percentage of young people becoming mobile. The keynote speech will present youth mobility of six different mobility types: vocational education and training, pupils’ exchange, mobility of higher education students, voluntary services, employment mobility and mobility in entre­pre­neurship. Quantitative and quali­tative data especially gathered in six EU/EFTA countries (Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Norway, Romania and Spain) will be presented based on the results of the H2020 project MOVE. These results show hindering as well as fostering factors for young people to become either mobile or to stay put.”
Keynote speech presen­tation (PDF 2,3MB)

Lecture on “Upcoming changes in the EURES-Network”

by Andrea Reichel
(European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) 
Lecture presen­tation (PDF 1,0MB)

Lecture on “The DiscoverEU campaign”

by Gheorghe Kraszuk
(support person for the DiscoverEU campaign at Eurodesk Brussels Link) Lecture presen­tation (PDF 1,7MB)

Lecture on “the Europass decision”

by William O’Keeffe
(European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) 
Lecture presen­tation (PDF 1,3MB)

Closing speech

by Prof. Dr. Marc Wilhelm Küster
(European Commission — Head of Sector Youth Communities management and support in DG EAC’s unit B.3 Youth, Volunteer Solidarity and Traineeships Office) Closing speech presen­tation (PDF 1,2MB) Video of the closing speech (youtube)

Presentation and exchange on good practice

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Here you can download a selection of 273 pictures of the “Learning by Leaving” conference 2018. The pictures are available in a jpg. format and can be downloaded via wetransfer in a zip file of 1.6 GB. picture download (ZIP 1,6 GB)

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Workshop results


Motivation and Information

1) “Peer to Peer” concepts on mobility information The best way to reach a young person is within or by their own peergroup – Eurodesk Poland estab­lished 2016 the euroclasses initiative to inform secondary school pupils about their chances in Europe via ready-made info-sessions. Eurodesk Germany developed out of this a peer to peer learning concept called “Fernwehlotsen” for young people inter­ested in the field of mobility. Another examples of peer to peer education is the network EuroApprentices, that has been set up following the initiative EuroPeers. The National Agency Education for Europe has started EuroApprentices as a pilot in 2017 together with the National Agencies of five countries. Learn more about these creative concepts on mobility infor­mation and discuss further cooper­ation ideas in this workshop. Workshop presen­tation (PDF 1,6MB) Etherpad workshop 1 (report and further discussion) Workshop poster 1 (jpg. 7,1MB) (Dawid Wójcicki – Eurodesk Poland, Robert Helm-Pleuger – Eurodesk Germany, Kristin Wilkens – NA BIBB, EuroApprentices)
2) A Network Cooperation concept “Navigator2017”: a thematic day on employability In line with the activ­ities of Europass, Euroguidance, EURES and Eurodesk the NAVIGATOR aims at connecting mobility related knowledge and good practice which are present in the fields of employment, youth, education, training and career orien­tation. The primary target group of the thematic day was stake­holders and experts of employment, education, youth and career guidance, who are respon­sible to provide support for learning and employment mobility. Besides the NAVIGATOR other examples of cooper­ation of the networks in Hungary are presented. We will discuss the trans­fer­ability of the formats and exchange ideas of cooper­ation. Workshop presen­tation (PDF 1,2MB) Etherpad workshop 2 (further discussion) Workshop poster 2 (jpg. 6,1MB Workshop report (PDF 0,3MB) (Anett Arany – Europass Hungary, Zsófia Bertalan – Eurodesk Hungary) 
3) Information and motivation campaigns on mobility and mobility networks All four networks are working in the field of infor­mation and thrive to engage citizens into European awareness especially through a mobility experience. One of the biggest challenges we have to cope is: how to reach a maximum number in mobility inter­ested, or poten­tially inter­ested, people? The other challenge is how to inform mobility partic­i­pants about all the benefits they can gain from various EU networks. One solution is EU-wide infor­mation and motivation campaigns. In this workshop, we will have a closer look at different campaigns run by our networks but we also would like to work on the idea of a joint campaign on learning mobility within our four networks. Workshop presen­tation 1 (PDF 3,3MB) Workshop presen­tation 2 (PDF 1,5MB) Etherpad workshop 3 (report and further discussion) Workshop poster 3 (jpg. 6,8MB) (Zsolt Marton – Eurodesk Brussels Link, Sigita Remeikiene – Europass Lithuania)

Training and Qualification

4) Qualifying and Certification Models How to qualify infor­mation workers, recognise the compe­tences gained throughout the years and increase both quality and motivation? One way is to establish a compe­tence framework, together with creative assessment and certi­fi­cation methods to assess and recognise such profes­sional devel­opment. In this workshop, we will have a closer look at existing quali­fying and certi­fi­cation models within our four networks and discuss the idea of a central coordi­nation around what is common to our networks and how to better recognise the “youth infor­mation worker” profession at European and national level. Workshop presen­tation (PDF 2,6MB) Etherpad workshop 4 (further discussion) Workshop poster 4a (jpg. 5,6MB) Workshop poster 4b (jpg. 6,9MB) (Audrey Frith – Eurodesk Brussels Link, Giovanni Maccioni – Eurodesk Italy)
5) E‑ways for compe­tence devel­opment of guidance professionals Guidance profes­sionals are catalysts in encour­aging individuals to seize oppor­tu­nities for learning mobility abroad. How can the inter­na­tional dimension in guidance be supported through ICT tools? The Euroguidance centers of Estonia and Sweden offer an insight into the use of ICT for the compe­tence devel­opment of guidance profes­sionals. Various methods for distance learning are presented, and the workshop will open up for mutual exchange of ideas and experi­ences on the use of ICT in the context of guidance and mobility. Workshop presen­tation (PDF 2,9MB) Etherpad workshop 5 (further discussion) Workshop poster 5 (jpg. 7,0MB) (Nina Ahlroos – Euroguidance Sweden, Margit Rammo – Euroguidance Estonia)
6) MOOCs as a format for large-scale training and qualification In this workshop you will learn about the concept and imple­men­tation of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as a format for Adult Education. The Workshop will be based on the experi­ences of the so far biggest MOOC in Adult Education in the German speaking world, the so called EBmooc, which has been developed and evaluated by a team around workshop leader Dr. Birgit Aschemann (CONEDU/Austria). We will discuss how the format could be used within our networks as a format for training and quali­fi­cation or as a format directed at endusers. Workshop presen­tation (PDF 2,8MB) Etherpad workshop 6 (report and further discussion) Workshop poster 6 (jpg. 7,5MB) (Alexandra Enzi – Europass Österreich, Karin Kulmer – Conedu Austria)

Guidance Processes

7) Guide my way – a European guidance concept for inter­na­tional mobility of the youth The goal of inter­na­tional career guidance is to help young people to make a proper career choice and to support them as they progress in their planning of moving abroad. The Guidance Concept Guide My W@y focuses on a practice-orientated and systematic elabo­ration of career guidance methods. It has been realized by the active involvement of the target group of EURES/EUROGUIDANCE and other counsellors. Following a presen­tation of the concept, single modules will be discussed in smaller groups. Workshop presen­tation (PDF 1,0MB) Etherpad workshop 6 (further discussion) Workshop poster 7 (jpg. 6,2MB) (Prof. Dr. Florian Kreutzer – University of Applied Sciences of the Federal Employment Agency of Germany)
8) Virtual vs. personal guidance – finding the right balance In this workshop we will present and discuss different ways of addressing and advising clients (e.g. textchat, videochat, European Online Job Days etc.). Further, we want to explore the advan­tages of innov­ative, online tools and how they can help advisors in the guidance process. At the same time, we will take a look at the limits of online guidance and the impor­tance of personal guidance. Workshop presen­tation (PDF 1,5MB) Etherpad workshop 8 (further discussion) Workshop poster 8 (jpg. 5,9MB) (Jeanette von Zelewski – EURES Germany, Dominic Erfkamp – Euroguidance Germany)

Human skills

9) Working for the European Union public admin­is­tration – Developing inter­cul­tur­ality and identity capitals Did you know that there are altogether some 50.000 European citizens working for the European Union insti­tu­tions? Out of them around 6.500 are employed by the decen­tralized EU agencies located across the member states. The main motives for people to work for the EU public admin­is­tration are profes­sional achievement, career devel­opment, social networks, cultural orien­tation and interests, and esteem- and status-building. Growing to one’s profes­sional potential while working in an inter­na­tional environment attracts many. This workshop will explore and discuss the devel­opment of inter­cul­tur­ality and identity capitals in relation to careers within the EU services. Workshop presen­tation (PDF 0,6MB) Etherpad workshop 9 (further discussion) Workshop poster 9 (jpg. 5,9MB) (Mika Launikari – Euroguidance Finland)
10) The employers’ view on mobility chances This workshop highlights how employers see the quali­fi­ca­tions that foreigners bring into a German company as well as what they expect from sending employees abroad. Besides a repre­sen­tative of an SME we welcome an employee of a German craft chamber who will share his / her experience. Which skills and compe­tences do people acquire through an experience abroad and how does it translate into added value for the company? How can certi­fying processes meet the expec­ta­tions of employers regarding these acquired skills and compe­tences? Workshop presen­tation 1 (0,5MB) Workshop presen­tation 2 (PDF 1,0MB) Workshop presen­tation 3 (PDF 1,0MB) Etherpad workshop 10 (further discussion) Workshop poster 10 (jpg. 6,2MB) (Dr. Lena Sundheimer – EURES Germany, Martina Sommer – Handwerkskammer Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Stade)

Certification Processes

11) Online badges – a creative tool for the certi­fi­cation of mobility experiences Some partners from the Eurodesk and the Europass network are using open badges already for a couple of years. The system of online badges can be used in non-formal or formal learning situa­tions and mobility experi­ences. In this workshop we will learn what open badges are, and how they are already used in some inter­esting projects. We will cover how to create an open badge system and have a look at existing open badge certi­fi­cation processes. We will sketch how they could be applied within the new Europass and we will discuss if a joint open badge structure could be created for our four networks. Workshop presen­tation (PDF 1,2MB) Etherpad workshop 11 (further discussion) Workshop poster 11 (jpg. 7,0MB) (Johannes Bergunder – Eurodesk Magdeburg (Germany), Dik van der Wal – Europass Netherlands, Erik van den Broek – Europass Netherlands)