Program

Location: dbb forum berlin,
Friedrichstraße 169, 10117 Berlin, Germany.
Evening reception: Bertelsmann Representation, Unter den Linden 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

From 10:30 on Posters exhibition of VPL-prize candidates in dbb forum
10:30 – 11:30 Registration – light lunch
11:30 – 11:50

Welcome address
Dr. Jörg Dräger, Member of the Executive Board of Bertelsmann Stiftung

11:50 – 12:15

Keynote speech
Prof. Dr. R. Alexander Lorz, President of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs in Germany

12:15 – 13:10

Validation in Europe: state of play
Manuela Geleng, Director for Skills, DG Employment, European Commission
Mara Brugia, Acting Director of Cedefop

Including Q & A

Validation outside of Europe
Borhene Chakroun, Director of the Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems, UNESCO

Including Q & A

13:10 – 13:45

Interactive introduction to workshops
Anni Karttunen, Globedu
Dr. Martin Noack, Bertelsmann Stiftung 
with Manigé Kiumarsi & Horst Thalmaier

13:45 – 14:15 Coffee break
14:00 – 15:15

Workshop 1
Six tracks for VPL policy areas:
1.1 Organisational arrangements
1.2 Financing
1.3 Procedures and instruments
1.4 Support structures
1.5 Post-validation pathways
1.6 Legal foundations
Seventh track for current VPL research and project:
1.7 Academic track

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:15 Workshop 2
Six tracks for VPL policy areas:
2.1 Organisational arrangements
2.2 Financing
2.3 Procedures and instruments
2.4 Support structures
2.5 Post-validation pathways
2.6 Legal foundations
Seventh track for current VPL research and project:
2.7 Academic track
17:30 – 19:00 Workshop TaKeTiNa (rhythmic learning method)
19:30 – 00:00

Reception and international buffet
Bertelsmann Representation, Unter den Linden 1

Global VPL-Prize awarding ceremony
Sandra Scheeres, Senator for education, youth and family, Berlin (tbc)

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

09:00 – 13:30 Poster exhibition of VPL-prize candidates
09:00 – 09:30 Check in
09:30 – 10:45 Workshop 3
Six tracks for VPL policy areas:
3.1 Organisational arrangements
3.2 Financing
3.3 Procedures and instruments
3.4 Support structures
3.5 Post-validation pathways
3.6 Legal foundations
Seventh track for current VPL research and project:
3.7 Academic track
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:30 Workshop 4
Six tracks for VPL policy areas:
4.1 Organisational arrangements
4.2 Financing
4.3 Procedures and instruments
4.4 Support structures
4.5 Post-validation pathways
4.6 Legal foundations
Seventh track for current VPL research and project:
4.7 Academic track
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 13:45 Keynote address 
Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility 
13:45 – 14:30 Presentation and adoption of Berlin Declaration on VPL
Anni Karttunen, Globedu
Dr. Martin Noack, Bertelsmann Stiftung   
14:30 – 15:00 Closing remarks and farewell