List of Participants

List of Participants 2016


Welcome Address
Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, President of the Swiss Confederation and Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research. Es gilt das gesprochene Wort.

Skills as a Driver of Jobs and Growth
Marianne Thyssen, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility

From Skills to Prosperity: Best Practices and Challenges on Work-Based Learning
Deborah Roseveare, Head, Skills beyond School Division, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD (PDF)

The impact of VPET on Economic Success
Luiz Cassiano Rando Rosolen, CEO Indústrias Romi S.A. (PDF)

Welcome Address
Mauro Dell'Ambrogio, State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, Switzerland. Es gilt das gesprochene Wort. (PDF)

Comparative Analysis of Vocational Education and Training (VET): How to Establish Strong Linkages between Actors of the Education and Employment Systems?
Dr. Ursula Renold, Head of Division, Comparative Education System Research, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (PDF)

US-Swiss Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training
Christopher P. Lu, United States Deputy Secretary of Labor (Video Message)

Innovative Partnership Leading to a News Higher Vocational Education
Per Byström, Sweden (PDF)

Championing Private Sector Responsive Vocational Training in Serbia
Goran Kostic, Serbia (PDF)

Young People Want Jobs: Implementing a Swiss-modelled Dual-track VET System in Brussels
Jean-Christophe Vanderhaegen, Belgium (PDF)

Results Poll Seminar Focus 1 (PDF)

One for All? Toolbox for Apprenticeship Development
Jan Reitz Jørgensen, Denmark
Isabelle Le Mouillour, Germany
Franz Gramlinger, Austria (PDF)

Nestlé Global Youth Initiative
Kathryn Rowan, Switzerland
Pedro José Pires, Switzerland (PDF)

Results Poll Seminar Focus 2 (PDF)

Introducing Dual-track Education Programmes within an Existing Education System: Challenges and Achievements in Gabon and Bulgaria
Félicien Moukagni, Gabon
Marc-André Gonin, Switzerland
Petya Evtimova, Bulgaria (PDF)

Results Poll Seminar Focus 3 (PDF)

Summary and Preview 2018
Josef Widmer, Deputy Director of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, Switzerland. Es gilt das gesprochene Wort. (PDF)

Dossier for Journalists

Flyer Englisch (PDF)
Flyer Français (PDF)
Flyer Deutsch (PDF)

NZZ-Special edition „Bildung“ (PDF, german)
NZZ-Special edition article „Educational reform driven by Swiss expertise“ by Erik Swars (PDF, English)
NZZ-Special edition article “Learning in Singapore” by Manfred Rist (PDF, English)
NZZ-Special edition article “An experience for life” by Stefan Hugentobler (PDF, English)

Press release 23.06.2016 (PDF)
Communiqué de presse 23.06.2016 (PDF)
Medienmitteilung 23.06.2016 (PDF)

Press release 07.06.2016 (PDF)
Communiqué de presse 07.06.2016 (PDF)
Medienmitteilung 07.06.2016 (PDF)

Press release 01.12.2015 (PDF)
Communiqué de presse 01.12.2015 (PDF)
Medienmitteilung 01.12.2015 (PDF)