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WorldSkills Conference 2017

Skills strategies for a globalized world

Skills and Careers without Borders – Third Session: How to promote skills without borders?

17 October 2017 at 11:45 in Conference Room A

In partnership with the European Commission

In the concluding session examining the transnational character of skills and careers, a panel representing education, business, and policymakers, will ask why vocational qualifications are not covered by existing, international agreements on recognition. It will pinpoint the concrete steps that must be taken to address the globalization of skills and careers, and attempt to lay the groundwork for a pilot scheme for international VET mobility.


Michel Servoz (Moderator), Director General, European Commission, DG EMPL

Kenneth King, Professor Emeritus, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Cristina Cofacci, Industrial Relations and Labour Law Manager, Enel

Jose Luis Fernandez, International Affairs Director, Tknika

Deborah Rosevaere, Head of the Skills Beyond School Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)