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"European Integration Agent" – Innovative Guidance Methodology for
Integration of Low-skilled Immigrants into Adult Educat...
Conference Programme
Friday 13 December 2013
Venue of the conference: Viktoria Hotell & Konferens, Almungevägen 33, Uppsal...
15.00 – 15.20 Coffee-break and networking
15.20 – 15.40 Keynote Speaker (5) – IGMA project, the case of Greece
 Vaso Anas...
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IGMA conference invitation and agenda, December 13, Uppsala

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IGMA conference invitation and agenda, December 13, Uppsala

  1. 1. "European Integration Agent" – Innovative Guidance Methodology for Integration of Low-skilled Immigrants into Adult Education and Labour Market 13 December 2013 Uppsala, Sweden Invitation You are warmly invited to attend this 1-day conference, which is being held to present the results of the “European Integration Agent” project, established to explore ways of improving access to adult education and labour market for the low-skilled individuals with immigrant background as well the challenges and solutions in regards to the integration policies in Europe. Funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme, IGMA is actively seeking to influence policy leaders, regional and local stakeholders responsible for Adult Education, Labour market and integration activities through participation in this international event. Themes  Challenges faced by the low-skilled individuals with immigrant background and the stakeholder organisations working with integration into education and labour market  Adult Education as a way to encourage greater participation in the labour market by the low-skilled individuals with immigrant background  European solutions and examples of best practices as an answer to the challenges of the integration policies in Europe This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  2. 2. Conference Programme Friday 13 December 2013 Venue of the conference: Viktoria Hotell & Konferens, Almungevägen 33, Uppsala 09.30 – 10.00 Registration, Tea / Coffee Morning plenary session:  Moderator: Ali Rashidi, Director of the Department for International Cooperation at Folkuniversitetet Uppsala, Sweden 10.00 – 10.15 Welcome and Official Opening  Gunnar Danielsson, Rector of Folkuniversitetet Uppsala, Sweden 10.15 – 10.35 Keynote Speaker (1) – Implementation of the Adult Learning Agenda in Sweden  Sara Petersson, Director of Education, Unit for Adult Education at Swedish National Agency for Education , Sweden 10.35 – 11.10 Keynote Speaker (2) – A European perspective on integration and best practice, a case of the Netherlands  Gerard Kok, Vice Director of Saxion Transfer, Saxion University, the Netherlands  Jan Woldendorp, Lecturer at Saxion University, the Netherlands 11.10 – 11.30 Keynote Speaker (3) – “European Integration Agent” project, challenges of the Integration and why the project was launched  Yevgeniya Averhed, Project Manager at Folkuniversitetet Uppsala, Sweden 11.30 – 12.00 Keynote Speaker (4) – “European Integration Agent” project, lessons learned, presentation of pilot activities in Luleå  Ingela Sandström, Coach at Folkuniversitetet Luleå, Sweden  Leif Pääjärvi, Coach at Public Employment Services in Luleå, Sweden 12.00 – 13.00 Lunch and networking Afternoon workshops: 13.00 – 15.00 “Integration Agent” methodology in practice, hands-on workshops  (Workshop 1) Moderator: Roger van de Winkel, Director of Revalento consultancy, the Netherlands  (Workshop 2) Moderator: Yevgeniya Averhed, Project Manager at Folkuniversitetet Uppsala, Sweden
  3. 3. 15.00 – 15.20 Coffee-break and networking 15.20 – 15.40 Keynote Speaker (5) – IGMA project, the case of Greece  Vaso Anastasopoulou, Project Manager at Dimitra organization, Greece 15.40 – 15.50 Keynote Speaker (6) – Overall results of the project in partner countries  Anna Toropova, External evaluator of the project, Jönköping University, Sweden 15.50 – 16.15 Closing Remarks  Ali Rashidi, Director of the Department for International Cooperation at Folkuniversitetet Uppsala, Sweden Project partners: Your success, our business REVALENTO REVALENTO

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