Agenda Mapping of VET Policies and Practices for Social Inclusion and Social Cohesion in the Western Balkans, Turkey and Israel


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Agenda Mapping of VET Policies and Practices for Social Inclusion and Social Cohesion in the Western Balkans, Turkey and Israel

  1. 1. MAPPING OF VET POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION AND SOCIAL COHESION IN THE WESTERN BALKANS, TURKEY AND ISRAEL Workshop and study visit Metropolitan Hotel 11-15 Trumpeldor Street, P.O. Box 26505, Tel Aviv, 63803, Israel 11 - 13 November, 2013 This regional workshop is part of the European Training Foundation’s (ETF) continued support to the Regional Policy Network on social inclusion through education and training, with stakeholders from the Western Balkans, Turkey and Israel (WBTI). This event is organised jointly with the Israeli Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Education, and is part of a consultative process to support enhanced regional cooperation in the area of inclusive education and training. The workshop is the concluding event for the ETF action research project “Vocational education and training for social inclusion and cohesion- policy and practices”, which has been conducted by the London School of Economics, Enterprise Ltd (LSE): a team of international experts and 18 experts from the Western Balkans, Turkey and Israel. The workshop will focus on the conclusions and recommendations of the final report that synthesizes and analyses the findings of the nine country reports. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about Israeli experience, in this field, during study visits to vocational schools and discussions with representatives of the Israeli Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Education and other relevant institutions. Background In 2012, the ETF launched a regional project in the Western Balkans, Turkey and Israel to address the links between vocational education and training and social inclusion. The aim of the project is to deepen the understanding of the main barriers and potential opportunities for building more inclusive and equitable VET systems, given current social and economic challenges. It seeks to provide new evidence on the role of VET in combating social exclusion and contributing to building more cohesive societies. To achieve these aims, research teams in nine countries have been investigating the impact of VET practice and policy on social inclusion and social cohesion, focusing on three vocational schools/training centres in each of the countries. The project has used the method of participatory action research which is a reflective process of problem solving led by researchers from the countries, engaging with practitioners at vocational schools and associated community representatives. National and local policy makers, school professionals, students, employers, researchers and civil society
  2. 2. organisation representatives, as members of the national and local advisory boards, have been working closely with the schools in this reflective process. Objectives of the workshop The main objectives of the workshop are: ■ To provide a forum for collective reflection on the analyses, conclusions and recommendations contained in the synthesis report. ■ To stimulate peer learning prompted by the school visits. Expected result Plans for the dissemination of the project outcomes and outputs, at international, national and local levels, with a particular focus on taking forward recommendations will be presented. Participants Invited participants will include representatives of the ETF-supported WBTI Regional Policy Network, policy makers, vocational school principals, researchers and other experts from the participating countries. Interpretation will be provided in: Albanian, English, BSC (Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian), Turkish, Hebrew AGENDA DAY ONE – Monday 11 November 2013 09.00 – 10.00 Opening of the workshop Chair: Anna Gluck, Acting Director, Manpower Training and Development Bureau (MTDB), Ministry of Economy of Israel. Welcome Michal Tzuck, Director of Employment Regulation and Senior Deputy Director General, Ministry of Economy of Israel Florence Azran PhD, Deputy Director of Science and Technology Administration and Director of the Pedagogical Unit, Ministry of Education of Israel Livia Stella, Head of Operations Section, Delegation of the European Union to the State of Israel Henrik Faudel, Head of the Geographical Department, ETF Vocational education and training for social inclusion | 02
  3. 3. 10.00 – 10.45 VET and social inclusion destination uncertain: Trends, perspectives and challenges Chair: Lida Kita, Specialist in VET and Social Inclusion, ETF Presentation of the Israeli report, key findings Prof. Gad Yair, Director of the NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break 11.15 – 12.30 Research Study: Cross country analysis, challenges and responses, conclusions and recommendations Chair;Elizabeth Watters, Senior Specialist in VET policy and system development, ETF William Bartlett, Senior Research Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science Reflections on the study outcomes Vesna Atanasova, Senior Project Officer, Education Department, DG II – Democracy, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France Jason A. Laker, Ph.D, Professor and Chair, Department of Counselor Education, Salzburg Fellow, San José State University, California, USA Explanation of the organisation of the afternoon session 12.30 – 14.00 Lunch at the hotel 14.00 – 15.45 Working Groups Project participants will be divided into country groups and clustered as ‘policymakers’ or ‘school professionals’. Each cluster will form a multi-national ‘Café Table’ and be facilitated to reflect on a significant finding and a set of statements that emerged from the synthesis study, and to consider priorities for ‘follow-up’ actions, to address common challenges. A third group of seminar participants who were not directly involved in the project will be invited to a question and answer session at which they can gain further insight into the cross-country synthesis study and contribute their reflections on its outcomes. Working room 1 - Group one: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia Facilitator: Elizabeth Watters, ETF Café Table’ one: policy-makers Moderator: Nina Branković, Bosnia and Herzegovina Rapporteur: Nikica Mojsoska Blazevski, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Vocational education and training for social inclusion | 03
  4. 4. ‘Café Table’ two: school professionals Moderator: Maja Ristovska, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Rapporteur: Natalija Lukić, Croatia ‘Café Table’ three: school professionals Moderator: Jadranka Kaludjerović, Montenegro Rapporteur: Zrinka Ristić Dedić, Croatia Working room 2 - Group two: 1 Albania, Israel, Kosovo and Turkey Facilitator: Lida Kita, ETF Café Table’ one: policy-makers Moderator: Basak Yavçan, Turkey Rapporteur: Ardiana Gashi, Kosovo ‘Café Table’ two: school professionals Moderator: Sidita Dibra, Albania Rapporteur: Jehona Serhati, Kosovo ‘Café Table’ three: school professionals Moderator: Nermin Oruc, Bosnia and Herzeogovina Rapporteur: Gözde Gülören, Turkey Working room 3 - Group three: Peer Reflection To include Israeli policy-makers, representatives of EU institutions and international guests Facilitator: Sabina Nari, ETF Panel: William Bartlett and Marina Cino Pagliarello, LSE -E Moderator: Gad Yair, Israel Rapporteur: Nir Rotem, Israel 15.45 – 16:15 Coffee break 1 This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSC 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence Vocational education and training for social inclusion | 04
  5. 5. 16:15 – 17.00 Plenary Chair: Lida Kita, ETF The rapporteurs will be asked to summarise the conclusions of the previous session. Announcements for Day II 19.00 Departure for the dinner – lobby of the hotel Metropolitan 19.30-21.30 Dinner at "Tadmor Hotel" Herzliya, 38 Bazel St' Herzliya DAY TWO – TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2013 Site visits to Israeli VET schools organised by the Israeli counterparts 08.00 (departure time) Meeting point: hotel lobby Departure from the hotel to the schools: 1. Ort Adivi (Half of the Israeli team, Turkey) Shmuel Pur, Henrik Faudel, Nurit Birger, Lida Kita and Jason Laker Shderot Avraham Ofer 5 Ashkelon 2. Max Fine School (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro) Liora Ramon, Judith Lichtenzon and Vesna Atanasova, Elizabeth Watters 130 Menanahem Begin Rd., Tel-Aviv-Jaffa 61072 3. Ruppin College (Half of the Israeli team, Croatia,) Moshe Amir, Sabina Nari Practical Engineering College, Ruppin, Emek Hefer, 4025 4. Ort Technicum (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia) Alonit Bar, Aleksandra Falcone 15 Golomb, Givataiiml 5. Amal Shevach Moffet (Albania, Kosovo) Tami Atiya, Joanna Anstey Vocational education and training for social inclusion | 05
  6. 6. 7 Hamzger St', Tel Aviv VET school visits followed by discussion and reflection Objective: to exchange information on measures taken, challenges faced and support needed for school managers and teaching staff in addressing diverse needs in VET and to learn from each other through this peer learning activity. (13.30-14.00) Lunch Box (will be provided at Yad Vashem) 14.00-16.00 Visit to Yad Vashem History Museum, Jerusalem, organised by the Israeli counterparts Reflecting on how VET systems are bound to deep-rooted traditions, different cultures, traditions and socio-political structures. Participants will be allocated to one of five groups, each with a guide.. 16:00 - 16:30 16:30 - 17:30 18.00-19.00 Coffee break Main hall, International School for Holocaust Studies Sightseeing Old City, Jerusalem Dinner: Darna Restaurant, 3 Horkanos st' , Jerusalem 19.30-21.30 DAY THREE – WEDNESDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2013 9.15 – 09.30 Good morning! Introduction to the working groups Chair: Lida Kita, ETF 9.30 – 11.00 Plenary room Working Groups Plenary room and three working rooms In parallel groups, participants will reflect on their school visit experience and prepare a five-minute input for the plenary session on the main learning outcomes. Each group has a moderator and a rapporteur 11.00- 11.30 Coffee break Vocational education and training for social inclusion | 06
  7. 7. 11.30-12.30 Plenary Chair: Lida Kita, ETF Rapporteurs present their reflections on the school visits followed by a discussion The task for the first afternoon session will be explained 12.30-14.00 Lunch break 14.00 -14.30 Country Groups Plenary Each country group will be given the task to prepare a 5 minute report on their plans to address further the project outcomes. 14:30 – 15:15 Plenary Chair: Joanna Anstey, Communication Coordinator, ETF A spokesperson for each country group makes a 5-minute presentation on their plans to address further the project outcomes. 15.15 – 15.45 Coffee break 16.00 – 16.30 Plenary: Building on Achievements Chair: Lida Kita, ETF Vesna Atanasova, Council of Europe William Bartlett, London School of Economics and Political Science 16.30-17.00 Closing remarks Henrik Faudel, ETF Israeli counterpart Vocational education and training for social inclusion | 07