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Upcoming Events

March 2018
26 to 30 March 2018
UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2018: ‘Skills for a connected world’ Mobile Learning Week is UNESCO’s flagship ICT in education conference and the 2018 edition will examine how the education sector can help individuals cultivate the digital skills and competencies needed for life and work. At a moment when digital skills gaps are growing across lines of income, gender, geography and language, Mobile Learning Week will highlight policies and practices to ensure all people can use technology for empowerment and that no one is left behind.
Paris, France (more)
April 2018
16 to 18 April 2018
Research-2-Practice Forum on Energy, Water Security and Climate Change in Africa The Research-2-Practice forum aims to provide a platform for experts/scientists, education leaders, decision makers, entrepreneurs, private and public sector, policy makers, civil society actors and institutions interested or active in applied and practice-oriented research for development to discuss state of the art, challenges and innovative solutions in the areas of renewable energy, water and climate security and build strategic partnerships in Africa.
Tlemcen, Algeria (more)
25 to 27 April 2018
CIMQUSEF'14: International Conference of Quality Management in Education and Training Systems In 2018, and within the framework of the strategic orientations of Morocco, CIMQUSEF'14 has set itself the central objective of addressing the major issues that challenge the future of the African continent. To this end, the Moroccan Association for the Improvement of the Quality of Education (AMAQUEN), and the Research Group in Organizational Management (GREGO) of the Cadi Ayyad University, have agreed jointly, To put on the agenda of CIMQUSEF'14 the theme of the role of Education Systems, Training and Scientific Research in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs2030) and those of the Agenda 2063 for Africa.
Marrakesh, Morocco (more)
November 2017
14 November 2017 to 14 May 2018
Social Entrepreneurship, Youth and Vocational Education Forum: Liverpool 27-30 March 2018 The conference will provide Youth and Vocational Education practitioners working within the field of social innovation and entrepreneurship with the opportunity for networking and sharing ideas, tools, methods, challenges and good practice, especially focusing on using social enterprise as a way to encourage and enable young people to sustain their entrepreneurship life skills.
Based on non-formal learning approaches which encourage your active participation with room for sharing good practice and expressing yourself , the forum will be an exciting mix of presentations workshops and field visits.
Liverpool, United Kingdom (more)
June 2018
6 to 8 June 2018
3rd International Congress on Vocational and Professional Education and Training This Congress aism to create better general conditions for the development of international cooperation in the area of dual-track vocational education and training.
Winterthur, Switzerland (more)
September 2018
12 to 13 September 2018
ICSD 2018 : 6th International Conference on Sustainable Development European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University will organize the 6th ICSD 2018. The Conference theme is: "Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: research, practice and education".
Rome, Italy (more)
26 to 28 September 2018
eLearning Africa 2018 - 13th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training eLearning Africa is the key networking event for ICT enhanced education and training in Africa. Serving as a pan-African platform, the eLearning Africa conference takes place in a different African country each year, and the conference languages are English and French. eLearning Africa attracts education professionals, investors and providers of education and training.
Kigali, Rwanda (more)

Past Events

November 2017
30 November to 2 December 2017
Conference “Future of Education and Youth Work: Approaches and Practices around the World” The aims of the conference are: 1) To attract and analyse different definitions of Youth Work, 2) to Offer space to Anthropological approaches to Youth Work 3) To host the presentation of distinct Youth Work practices, 4) to facilitate a debate on various field work experiences from different contexts, 5) to juxtapose practitioners’ and researchers’ perspectives, 6) to consider comparative macro, meso and micro analyses on Youth Work theories, policies, practices and challenges and, 7) To bring together approaches by project managers and trainers from the field of youth.
Athens, Greece (more)
9 to 18 November 2017
UNEVOC virtual conference: Open Educational Resources in Vocational Education and Training UNESCO-UNEVOC has worked with UNESCO OER Chair Robert Schuwer and Ben Janssen to conduct a study on the status and prospects of OER in TVET. Now they will moderate this virtual conference to discuss the outcome of the findings and to see how the promises of OER can be realized in TVET. The experience will be enhanced with Webinars. All stakeholders are invited to join: policy-makers, teacher trainers, teachers, trainers, etc. Participation is free.
Bonn, UNESCO-UNEVOC TVeT Forum (more)
14 to 16 November 2017
2017 WISE Summit This year’s theme, Co-Exist, Co-Create: Learning to Live and Work Together reflects the commitment of WISE to address important education challenges in times of disruption and economic uncertainty stemming from conflict, mass migration, growing inequality, on-going, rapid technological change and other forces.
Doha, Qatar (more)
October 2017
23 to 27 October 2017
Virtual conference on 'Pathways between technical and vocational education and training and further education' The topic, of 'pathways', that make it easier for graduates of TVET to enter different forms of postsecondary and higher education, has become very prominent. It is also the subject of a current UNESCO project, involving case studies and a policy paper, that will come out in 2018.
Bonn, Germany (global participation via Internet) (more)
14 to 19 October 2017
WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 The world's most important vocational skills competition will feature 51 Skills competitions in six core skill sectors: Construction and Building Technology, Creative Arts and Fashion, Information and Communication Technology, Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, Social and Personal Services, Transportation and Logistics.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (more)
8 to 12 October 2017
ICT for Teaching and Learning in TVET Systems In-Country Program organized in cooperation with CPSC Manila.
Kathmandu, Nepal (more)
5 to 7 October 2017
Capacity Development for Green Champions Workshop to develop Green Champions in TVET Institutions in West, East and Southern Africa, to be hosted by Rift Valley Technical Training Institute (on invitation only).
Eldoret, Kenya (more)
2 to 6 October 2017
Training and Facilitation Skills Relevant course for all learning facilitators:
-Gain skills and tools to assess training needs and learning styles; Practice on designing focused and methodologically strong sessions; Gain hands-on tips to move group process and promote full participation of each trainee, even difficult groups who need to achieve useful outcomes; Learn about powerful communication, feedback and presentation skills; Confidence to take the lead in front of groups; Start at a similar level as the other participants by learning on-line prior to the face-to-face course
Ede, Netherlands (more)
September 2017
24 to 30 September 2017
e-Discussion: On Recognition of Prior Learning In the absence of recognized qualifications, a large proportion of people face severe disadvantages in getting decent jobs, migrating to other regions and accessing further education, even though they might have the necessary knowledge and skills. The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process can help these individuals acquire a formal qualification that matches their knowledge and skills, and thereby contribute to improving their employability, mobility, lifelong learning, social inclusion and self-esteem. This E-discussion will highlight the importance of RPL and how such systems contribute to poverty reduction, job-creation and employment.
Online, Skills for Employment website (more)
27 to 29 September 2017
eLearning Africa 2017 - 12th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training eLearning Africa is the key networking event for ICT enhanced education and training in Africa. Serving as a pan-African platform, the eLearning Africa conference takes place in a different African country each year, and the conference languages are English and French. eLearning Africa attracts education professionals, investors and providers of education and training.
Mauritius (more)
18 to 20 September 2017
2nd World OER Congress The Congress will follow the theme »OER for Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: From Commitment to Action«, reflecting a strong focus on the role of OER in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4.
Ljubljana, Slovenia (more)
13 to 14 September 2017
World TVET Conference 2017 World TVET 2017 will provide a unique environment for numerous stakeholders to network and learn about TVET developments around the world.
Queenstown, New Zealand (more)
August 2017
28 to 30 August 2017
Cracking the code: Girls’ education in STEM This event will bring together over 200 delegates to discuss the multiple challenges that compromise girls' and women's education opportunities. The symposium and policy forum aims to
* present latest findings from research and practice
* Facilitate policy dialogue, experience-sharing and networking, and
* Make the case for strengthening girls’ education in STEM subjects

Bangkok, Thailand (more)
July 2017
16 to 23 July 2017
ASEAN Vocational and Engineering Camp 2017 This camp aims to motivate and inspire future engineers through exposure to design thinking, as well as generating good cooperation between ASEAN countries. The participants will have the chance to practice using Internet of Thing (IoT), facilitating them to solve problems in various contexts.
Johor, Malaysia (more)
15 July 2017
World Youth Skills Day In 2014, the United Nations declared 15 July as World Youth Skills Day. The day seeks to generate greater awareness of the importance of technical and vocational education and training and the development of other skills relevant to both local and global economies. It is hoped that it will contribute to reducing unemployment and underemployment among the youth across the globe. It aims to highlight youth skills development to draw attention to the critical need for marketable skills.
United Nations (more)
5 to 7 July 2017
26th National VET Research Conference 'No Frills' ‘No Frills’ is a well-known annual national conference where researchers and practitioners in the VET sector come together to present, discuss and share information about key issues confronting the sector.
Hobart, Tasmania (more)
June 2017
29 June to 1 July 2017
6th RVTTI International Conference The RVTTI 2017 International TVET and Interdisciplinary Research Conference has as its them: Towards collaborative TVET: Promoting Accelerated Sustainable Development. One track of the conference features a Paper Competition on "Greening TVET: Best Practices and Case Studies".
Eldoret, Kenya (more)
19 to 20 June 2017
International VET Conference 2017 The conference theme is “Sustaining Quality in VET” and will focus on four main streams: Delivering Industry Relevant Training, Leading Assessment Practices, Managing Quality and Compliance, Measuring Training Results. Come away with an outlook of what the future holds for VET professionals in Australia and the region, and be prepared to address new challenges.
Sidney, Australia (more)
16 to 17 June 2017
VPET Connex 2017 - International Conference This conference aims at providing a platform for leaders, policy makers and practitioners in the field of Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET) to share best practices and strengthen collaboration among VPET partners and institutions.
Hong Kong (more)
May 2017
10 to 12 May 2017
Third International Conference on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Caribbean Theme: "TVET for Sustainable Regional Development”.
The objective of the conference is to create an advocacy platform for integrating sustainable principles in regional TVET policies, practices and programmes.
Montego Bay, Jamaica (more)
11 to 12 May 2017
International Conference on Jobs and Skills Mismatch This conference aims to deepen understanding of the labour market effects of various types of skill mismatch and how they can be best measured in different country contexts. It will include ILO research and also present the work of other partner international organizations.
Geneva, Switzerland (more)
3 to 6 May 2017
Refocusing TVET Instructional Delivery In Nigerian Schools in the Digital Era The conference hosted by University of Nigeria, Nsukka deals with the challenges of digitization and automation of economies and societies with which education and training need to keep pace, in order to refocus TVET delivery systems to meet the new demands.
Nsukka, Nigeria (more)
April 2017
6 to 7 April 2017
The Future of Work we want: A global dialogue This ILO Symposium presents an important step to gain greater understanding of the changes we are witnessing and to develop effective policy responses that can shape the future of work. The Symposium will be structured around the Initiative’s four “centenary conversations” -- work and society, decent jobs for all, the organization of work and production, and the governance of work.
Geneva, Switzerland (more)
March 2017
14 to 16 March 2017
SFIVET: 5th Congress on Research in VET: Unleashing the creative potential of VET The congress captures the essence of innovation across disciplines in relation to VET. It is about finding new and unexpected solutions for current challenges, questioning conventions, taking controlled risks and crossing boundaries. Renewal and change require creative minds that contribute at all levels at the workplace to better life conditions and economic success.
Bern/Zollikofen, Switzerland (more)
February 2017
9 to 10 February 2017
Global Learning Conference on Mobile Computing Participants from around the region will convene and exchange views on how we can leverage on mobile technology to empower learning, enhancing economic growth, social development and prosperity.
Chennai, India (more)
December 2016
5 to 9 December 2016
European Vocational Skills Week This first European Vocational Skills Week aims to improve the attractiveness and image of vocational education and training by showcasing excellence and quality. A series of events/activities will take place in Brussels and across Europe to mark the week.
Brussels, Belgium (more)
November 2016
21 November to 2 December 2016
e-Discussion: Unlocking the potential of TVET and skills systems: What does reform look like? Moderators: Paul Comyn & Akiko Sakamoto
This E-Discussion will allow experts, practitioners and representatives from a range of institutions and enterprises in different parts of the world to come together virtually to raise questions, share experiences, and address challenges facing TVET and skills systems reform.
online (more)
1 to 2 November 2016
5th World Congress on Technical Vocational Education and Training (WoCTVET) 2016 The world congress aims to serve as a platform for discussion, dissemination and sharing of contemporary research and scientific knowledge and information in the field of teacher education for TVET. All accepted papers will be published in proceedings indexed by SCOPUS/ISI.
Johor, Malaysia (more)
October 2016
17 to 28 October 2016
UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme The UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme addresses three key elements – “vision for change”, “knowledge for change”, and “skills for change” – in 8 modules over the course of 10 days. The Programme brings together TVET experts and participants in a highly engaging environment, including practical exercises, intense group work, and the sharing of experiences and case studies. International experts lead the modules and special lectures, explaining the latest developments in policy and practice, and present the latest knowledge in their respective fields.
Bonn, Germany (more)
19 to 21 October 2016
Competence 2016 International conference on competence theory, research and practice. Competence-based education, training and development, competence management and core-competence strategy are common place. The conference examines this as well as alternative approaches.
Wageningen, Netherlands (more)

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