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Workshop 4 Action Plan 2030 Lifelong Learning (LLL), Including Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET)


4 Workshops to Collect Input and Develop the Action Plan 2030

ASEM partners and stakeholders are currently drafting an ASEM Education 2030 Strategy to be endorsed by the Education Ministers during ASEMME8. In addition to the strategy paper, they will also present an Action Plan 2030 with concrete actions to implement the Strategy 2030.

For this purpose, the ASEM Education Secretariat is hosting 4 online workshops for all ASEM partners and stakeholders to discuss and shape actions, initiatives, projects and activities to be included in the Action Plan. The workshops will be a combination of experts contributions and interactive brainstorming sessions under 4 different themes reflecting the four strategic objectives identified in the Strategy 2030:

  1. Transparency and Mutual Understanding on Recognition, Validation and Quality
  2. Connectivity between Asia and Europe by Boosting Inclusive and Balanced Mobility and Exchanges
  3. Transversal Skills
  4. Lifelong Learning (LLL), Including Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET)

Workshop 4: “Lifelong Learning (LLL), Including Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)”

The fourth virtual workshop will take place on 9 February 2021 from 9.30 to 12.30 CET.


Renee Tan (Director for Research, Institute for Adult Learning Singapore (IAL))

Mrs Tan will give us better insights into how to promote and catalyze (enterprise) innovation for lifelong learning. She will also reflect upon how the ASEM Education Process could further promote and support lifelong learning including technical and vocational education training.

Panel of Experts

A panel of experts with complementary fields of expertise will look at the role the ASEM Education Process can & should play in raising the profile of lifelong learning including TVET. They will present the state of play and future perspectives of the programmes and initiatives they are involved in.

  • Dr. Séamus Ó Tuama – ASEM Lifelong Learning Hub Chair and Director of ACE (Adult Continuing Education) at University College Cork
  • Sahara Sadik – Assistant Director, Institute for Adult Learning Singapore; ASEM Research Network 2
  • Georgios Zisimos – Senior Expert on EU Policies on Education and Training, European Training Foundation
  • Shanti Jagannathan – Principal Education Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank
  • Dr. Olga Oleynikova – Director of Centre for VET Studies, Coordinator of the Erasmus+ programme in Russia 

This panel discussion will be moderated by Prof. Azirah Hashim (Principal coordinator, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, Asia-Europe Institute (AEI)). Speakers’ biographies can be downloaded here.

Brainstorming sessions in small groups

The final part of each workshop will be dedicated to interactive discussions in virtual break-out rooms to allow partners and stakeholders to examine existing initiatives and projects, suggest new ones and discuss relaunching or revitalising former activities.

Source: https://asem-education.org/events/workshop-4-action-plan-2030-lifelong-learning-lll-including-technical-and-vocational-education-training-tvet/

Last Updated: 31/03/2021