7 June

11:30 – 13:00 Registration
13:00 – 13:45 Opening Session

Madlen Serban, ETF Director

Welcoming remarks:

  • Chiara Appendino, Mayor of Turin
  • Angelino Alfano, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy (60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome)
  • Jordi Curell, Director, Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
 13:45 – 15:00 Setting the Context 

  • Arman Toskanbaev, Director of the Youth Business Association, Kazakhstan
  • Osman Yildiz, General Secretary of HAK-IS Trade Union Confederation, Turkey
  • Milan Solaja, CEO of ICT cluster, Serbia
  • Olena Kolesnikova, Deputy General Director, Federation of Metallurgists of Ukraine
  • James Calleja, Director CEDEFOP
15:00 – 15:30 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

  • Jafar Javan, Director, United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC)
  • Borhene Chakroun, chief of section of Youth, Literacy and Skills Development, Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems, UNESCO
  • Donatella Gobbi, Unit B3, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, EC
15:30 – 16:30 Presentation of Torino Process 4th Round Findings

  • Nigar Ismayilzade, Head of Initial Vocational Education And Training Division Ministry
    of Education of Azerbaijan
  • Anastasia Fetsi, Head of Operations, ETF
  • Manuela Prina, Project Leader, ETF
16:30 – 17:00 Coffee
17:00 – 18:30 Progress, Achievements and Challenges (in parallel workshops)

Workshop A  How can VET policies become more forward looking while maintaining a balance
between quick fix and long-term options?
Workshop B How can policies deliver impactful results for citizens?
Workshop C  How can VET contribute to economic growth and competitiveness?
Workshop D How can VET policies address social cohesion?
Workshop E How can VET policies be more accountable and transparent?
 20:30 – 23:00  Dinner (NH Lingotto)

 * Speakers to be confirmed

8 June

9:15 – 11:30 Entrepreneurship and Innovation in VET: Market of Ideas (Bar Area)

Presentation of innovative projects by young people from the ETF partner countries. This session also features reporting back from the workshops.

11:30 – 11:50 New Skills Agenda for Europe– An Agenda for a Changing World! 

Keynote speaker: Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs,
Skills and Labour Mobility

The Commissioner will stress the importance of the new Skills Agenda as a driver of change for skills
development and an enabler for innovation through VET.

11:50 – 13:00 Innovation and VET  


  • Markku Markkula, President, Committee of the Regions
  • Damir Šehović, Education Minister of Montenegro
  • Roberto Saracco, EIT Digital Node Director Italy, European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)
  • Eli Eisenberg, ORT Network and member of National TVET Committee, Israel
  • Laura Orestano, CEO, SocialFare, Italy


13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Public Policies that Work 


  • Enrico Giovannini, Professor of Economics and Finance, Rome University “Tor Vergata”, former OECD Chief Statistician and former Italian Minister of Labour
  • Aleksandre Jejelava, Minister of Education and Science, Georgia
  • Fathallah Sijilmassi, Secretary General, Union for the Mediterranean
  • Madlen Serban, ETF Director


15:00 – 15:30 Coffee
15:30 – 16:30 Responding to Challenges

What we aim here is to engage into a debate that can lead to a new impetus in VET reforms.
The panel group will take the discussion from the beginning and will reflect on how challenges are faced within the country context. Challenges are set to become the area for interaction.Panellists:

  • Pavlo Khobzey, Deputy Minister of Education and Science, Ukraine
  • Abdusalom Mirzozoda, Deputy Minister of Labour. Migration and Employment of Population, Tajikistan
  • Mustafa Hilmi Çolakoğlu, Deputy Undersecretary Ministry of National Education, Turkey
  • Bernard Brunet, Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission


16:30 – 17:00 Closing 

  • Michel Servoz, Director-General of Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion , European Commission
  • Madlen Serban, ETF Director

* Speakers to be confirmed

Facilitator: Dennis Abbott, Managing Director at Burson Marsteller, Brussels

Languages in plenary: English, French, Russian
Langauages in workshops A,B,C: English, French, Russian
Langauges in workshops D, E: English

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