The EVTA annual event represents a large-scale gathering bringing together members, partners, and stakeholders. The event serves as an important platform for sharing knowledge, exchanging best practices, and networking with like-minded professionals.

It is part of the ViP-NExT – The next generation of Visibility, Policy engagement, NETwork Strengthening in Vocational Education and Training 2023 work programme, funded by the Erasmus Plus programme under the call “Civil Society Cooperation in the Field of Education and Training”.

new strategic approach (3-pillars: Visibility; Policy Engagement; Network Strengthening).

Strategic approach 3-pillars Visibility; Policy Engagement; Network Strengthening.

The event will provide an opportunity for members and partners to network with each other, build new partnerships, and identify new areas of collaboration. Through the annual event, EVTA aims to strengthen the VET community in Europe and promote the development of high-quality vocational education and training across the continent. The attendees will participate in workshops, keynote speeches, and policy discussions. Through these sessions, they can gain valuable insights on best practices that can help them improve their work and contribute to the advancement of VET in their respective countries.

EVTA General Assembly

The annual statutory activity for members to get updated on the important issues related to the organisation’s operations and future direction. During the meeting, the members will receive reports on the organisation’s financial performance, operational activities, and strategic plans. The members will be asked to vote on the approval of 2022 accounts and 2023 budget, and on the new membership policy scheme.

EVTA Symposium

This high-level event will represent an opportunity for EVTA and its members to gather and discuss around specific topics linked to the theme of 2023, identified as the European Year of Skills.

ViP-NExT Policy roundtable

The ViP-NExT policy roundtable will bring together a diverse group of educational stakeholders, including VET providers, policymakers, public agencies for adult vocational training and civil society organisations, to discuss recent European policy developments on strategic internationalisation and social value of VET. It also aims to gather educational experts’ inputs about the establishment of policy observatory on internationalisation and social utility.

Best practices sharing

This session aims at exploring how VET contributes to the attainment of main priorities of Erasmus+ programme. EVTA members and stakeholders coming from various sectors will exchange best practices and innovative tools developed to meet the EC policy priorities in VET and cope with the multiple challenges that green and digital transitions pose. The session will also serve as a networking opportunity for VET providers who will have the possibility to connect with policymakers and create future cooperation opportunities with key stakeholders working in the field of education and training and beyond.

Agenda

 

Main conferenceMAIN CONFERENCE - Opposing truths: Vocational Training and skills in a contradictory world

MAIN CONFERENCE – Opposing truths: Vocational Training and skills in a contradictory world

Opposing truths: Vocational Training and skills in a contradictory world

The idea of the EVTA symposium builds from the assumption that we currently live in a world in constant evolution and change where there can be a true statement whose negation is also true. Such statements are called “true contradictions”. This concept is summarised by the philosophical theory called Dialetheism (from Greek δι- di- ’twice’ and ἀλήθεια alḗtheia ’truth’).

In Western philosophy there is a principle called Law of non-contradiction stating that: “nothing can both be and not be at the same time and in the same respect.” In other words, something cannot both possess a certain quality or characteristic and lack that same quality or characteristic at the same time and in the same way. No statement may be simultaneously true and false at the same time and in the same sense. The Law of Non-Contradiction helps ensure that our thinking is consistent and coherent, and it is used extensively in fields such as mathematics, philosophy, and science. This principle, defended by Aristotle in the Metaphysics and considered a fundamental basis of logic and reasoning, became a staple of philosophy until the 20th century, when some philosophers began to think that, in reality, some contradictions may be true

But what kind of contradiction could possibly be true? An how these dynamics can significantly impact and shape the labour market and the skills needed in our short-medium term future?

Starting from the theory of Dialetheism, EVTA intends to analyse the current challenges of the European society and how skills should adapt to a fast-changing world, where opposite conditions, such as global overpopulation and demographic decrease; human resources versus technological evolution and artificial intelligence; gentrification, social turnover and sustainability.

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