Making Inclusion Work: How work-based learning can bring excluded groups closer to the labour market.

Tue 25 Apr 2017, 13:30 - 18:15
European Economic and Social Committee, Rue Belliard 99-101, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
IPPR and J.P. Morgan have commissioned a collection of case studies from across Europe looking at how work-based learning can help bring marginalised groups into the workplace.

As a result of this work we have identified a range of common themes and learning that will strengthen work-based learning programmes across Europe.

This conference, hosted in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will explore the learning from the collection in more detail and look at what is needed to ensure work-based learning can bring excluded groups closer to the labour market.

J.P. Morgan has supported this work as part of its New Skills at Work programme.

Register to attend using the ticket form below.

Proposed Agenda (all times local to Brussels):

13:30 Registration and Refreshments

14:00 Opening and Welcome

14.10 Presentation from Dr Manuel Souto-Otero​,
Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University

14:20 Keynote speech from Dorthe Andersen, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee (Employers' Group, Denmark); Chief Adviser at the Danish Employers' Confederation

14:40 Questions

15:00 Plenary session one: Working across sectors to ensure successful work-based learning systems

Clara Bassols, Director, Fundación Bertelsmann
Ben Butters, Policy Director, EUROCHAMBRES
Belén Otegui, Coordinación del Área de Programas, Pinardi
Chair: Clare McNeil, Associate Director for Work and Families, IPPR

16.00 Plenary session two: Integrating soft skills into work based learning

Sarah Stimson, Chief Executive, Taylor Bennett Foundation
Patrick Werquin, Professor, CNAM (Conservatoire national des arts et métiers – French Tertiary Education and Research Institution
Martina Dlabajová MEP (invited)​
Chair: Joe Dromey, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR

17.00 Plenary session three: Designing work based learning around target groups

Arnaldo Abruzzini, CEO, EUROCHAMBRES
Dorthe Andersen, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee (Employers' Group, Denmark); Chief Adviser at the Danish Employers' Confederation
Agnes Roman, Advisor on Education & Training Policy, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
Giancarlo Dente, Programme Manager, Fondazione Giocomo Brodolini
Chair: Clare McNeil, Associate Director for Work and Families, IPPR

18:00 Closing – Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR

18.15 END and drinks reception

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