As a response to the challenging situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemics EBSN has decided to organise its annual conference online in 2020. The aim of the conference, entitled ‘Achieving Upskilling Pathways’, is to address the challenges posed by the recent events and follow up new developments in EU policy (EU Skills Agenda) and the results of implementation efforts of the Upskilling Pathways recommendation. The three-day event will consist of thematic workshops with presentations, followed by discussions and by interactivity on a number of platforms (Virtual Marketplace, Project Generation Facility), which will be available for further dialogue, networking, partnership-building among participants.
What is the Virtual Marketplace?
We will continue the tradition from EBSN annual conferences of providing a space i.e. marketplace for sharing information and networking. This year the marketplace will be hosted in an allocated Facebook group. The Virtual Marketplace will be dedicated to promoting interaction, networking, and sharing additional resources beyond those presented at the workshop talks.
What is the Project Generation Facility?
The EBSN Secretariat is initiating an online platform dedicated to participants who would like to reach out and connect with each other with the aim to establish actual collaborations and join forces for project ideas in the field of basic skills development. The Member Organisations’ diverse background represent a significant potential for partnership-building. The Secretariat wishes to further promote cooperation among EBSN Members and beyond.
The links to access the conference workshops and the Project Generation Facility will be sent via e-mail during the week before the conference only to registered participants. The Virtual Marketplace will be made public for everyone.