Conference “Vocational education and labour mobility”

Vocational education and labour mobility – think globally! (Bildung:Mobilität - global denken)
Conference on vocational education and training in the context of international labour migration

Date: 22nd & 23rd of October (opening on October 22 from 5 p.m., conference program on October 23 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Location: Hotel Oderberger, Oderberger Str. 57, 10435 Berlin
Participants: Stake holders and experts in the fields of (higher and initial) vocational education, migration and integration, labour mobility and training
Host: Hatice Akyün



“Think globally!“ Under this motto, the Goethe-Institute invites international stake holders and experts in the fields of (higher and initial) vocational education, migration, integration and labour mobility to Berlin in order to discuss global perspectives of action.

With the adoption of the „Migration Package” by the German Federal Government, including the law on immigration of highly qualified specialists and skilled workers; the public debate on vocational training, in the countries of destination as well as the countries of origin of migrants, has gained considerably more importance. Germany finds itself in an increasingly competitive international market for skilled workers, and must therefore continue promoting itself as an internationally attractive educational and work location.

Together with political and economic representatives, labour-market and education experts; the Goethe-Institute wants to identify which aspects call for action in order to improve the international cooperation in vocational education and skilled worker qualification.

Besides the discussion of current findings concerning the international mobility of skilled workers, the conference examines the role of vocational education within the course of migration and the process of integration – from qualification and trainings in the country of origin to structural (re-)integration in the country of destination.

The conference is hosted by Hatice Akyün, conference languages are German and English. Participation is free of charge. Given that places are limited, please register under the following link by 8th of October the latest:

REGISTER HERE

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Berlin!

Contact
If you have any question do not hesitate to contact the following e-mail-address: Fachtagung-Bildung@goethe.de
Project lead: Anna Dimitrijevic (Anna.Dimitrijevic@goethe.de) and Pamina Oestreicher (Pamina.Oestreicher@goethe.de)

(Preliminary) programme

22nd of October: Mind-Opener (5 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Registration
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cartoon-cabaret show by Muhsin Omurca
“The state certified German” (Der staatlich geprüfte Deutsche)
7 to 8:30 p.m. Fish-Bowl discussion
with protagonists of the video-project: “In Germany” (Wir in Deutschland), a collaboration between Goethe-Instituts and Arrival Aid
8:30 to 10 p.m. Drinks and Networking
Musical Input by „Wostok“, Stephan Garin and Jacob Przemus


23rd of October: Panels, workshops, informational meetings (9 a.m. to 18 p.m.)
9 to 10 a.m.
Opening address
by Johannes Ebert, Secretary General of Goethe-Institut e.V.
10 a.m. Political Greeting
Michelle Müntefering, Minister of State in the German Federal Foreign Office (requested)
10 to 11 a.m. Key-note address by Prof. Dr. Thomas K. Bauer
Vice President RWI-Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung
Vocational education and training in the context of international labour migration - perspectives, approaches and formats

following: Panel discussion with international organizations
Workshop round I: 11:15 to 12:15 a.m. Rotational Workshops (participation in 2 workshops possible)

Workshop 1: QUALIFY and ATTRACT (QUALIFIZIEREN und GEWINNEN)
Vocational Training worldwide – factors of international mobility of skilled workers
Key-Note: International Organization of Migration, IOM

Workshop 2: ARRIVE and STAY (ANKOMMEN und BLEIBEN)
Labour market integration of skilled workers
Key-Note: Minor - Projektkontor für Bildung und Forschung, Department of Immigration

Workshop 3: RETURN and FURTHER MIGRATION (ZURÜCKKEHREN und WEITERWANDERN)
Prospects for skilled workers in their country of origin
Key-Note: Centre for international Migration und Development, CIM
12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Lunch break
Workshop round II: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Rotational Workshops (participation in 2 workshops possible)

Workshop 1: QUALIFY and ATTRACT (QUALIFIZIEREN und GEWINNEN)
Vocational Training worldwide – factors of international mobility of skilled workers
Key-Note: International Organization of Migration, IOM

Workshop 2: ARRIVE and STAY (ANKOMMEN und BLEIBEN)
Labour market integration of skilled workers
Key-Note: Minor - Projektkontor für Bildung und Forschung, Department of Immigration

Workshop 3: RETURN and FURTHER MIGRATION (ZURÜCKKEHREN und WEITERWANDERN)
Prospects for skilled workers in their country of origin
Key-Note: Centre for international Migration und Development, CIM
3 to 4:15 p.m. Informational Meetings at the „Marketplace“
Showcase and best-practice exchange
4:15 to 5:45 p.m. Panel Discussion
Global perspectives for action in the fields of vocational education and labour mobility
5:45 to 6 p.m. Conclusion

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