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Online Conference - 5-15 December 2011

The topic for this first moderated discussion on the UNEVOC e-Forum is "Women and TVET”, a highly relevant issue that deserves focused attention, and we hope that this will encourage wider debate and understanding, including the sharing of ongoing practices and the formulation of new ideas in the field of strategy and policy development. During and after the discussion, the comments from participants will be synthesized and summarised into a final synthesis report, which will provide directions for future research and programme work in this field.

2011_HelgaFoster_small.jpg Dr. Helga Foster, an expert in the field of “Women and TVET”, will moderate this first discussion. With over 30 years of experience in the TVET sector, Dr. Foster carried out research for BIBB (Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, Germany) and the Institute for Social Research (Austria), in which she focused on the equal access of women in TVET, and unemployment among unskilled women. She is currently engaged in the field of TVET and skills development, labour markets and gender-mainstreaming in the European Union. Dr. Foster is also a frequent contributor to the e-forum, and she is therefore delighted to be moderating the first pilot discussion on “Women and TVET”.

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Background Resources

How does it work

Once you have signed up and the conference has started on Monday morning (CET), you will receive an opening email by the moderator, Dr. Helga Foster. You can then reply to this message and will receive any contributions made by other conference participants. Note that all messages will be checked by UNEVOC before dissemination, so there may sometimes be delays, especially outside UNEVOC office hours.

How to sign up

Please use the registration form ( to sign up for the conference. You will then be added to a conference mailing list and will receive all contributions via email.

Note that if you do not wish to receive email notifications, you can also participate using the online interface by logging on with your UNEVOC account.