past events

May 11 2017 - May 12 2017

LYMEC presents: ELF seminar "Educating Europe"

May 11, 2017 at 4:00pm - May 12, 2017

LYMEC presents: ELF seminar "Educating Europe"

As has become customary, the Spring congress will be preceded by a seminar. This year's seminar theme is "Educating Europe", and the seminar will be organised with the financial support of European Liberal Forum.

Draft programme

Thursday 11 May

16h00 Introductions

16h30 Overview of the demand of the labor market vs. supply by educational system.

17h45 Group discussion on differences and similarities between education systems in Europe.

19h30 End of first day

20h00 Dinner

Friday 12 May

09h00 Panel discussion on the future of vocational training and education with representatives from trade union, labor union and vocational training institution.

10h30 Universities partnering with the private sector - a motor for innovation and quality or the death of academic freedom?

11h30 Education 2.0? Group discussion on reforming the systems to meet the requirements of the labor market in the 2020’s. Focus on concrete take home initiatives.

12h30 Lunch

13h30 Wrap-up of seminar, closing words and end of event

The fee for Seminar and Congress (accommodation Thursday – Sunday and meals included) is € 140. Please note that there are limited places both to the seminar and the congress. For the seminar we can only guarantee one representative per organisation.

The application deadline will be on Sunday 16th April, 23:59 CET. Applications are to be submitted through the registration form. Member organisations should clearly indicate the order of preference (priority) of the applicants if they register several people.

LYMEC reserves the right to charge a late cancellation fee (€ 50) for all cancellations made later than 2 weeks ahead of congress. Thus, any cancellation after Friday the 28th of April is subject to a fee. Moreover, LYMEC charges a no-show fee (€ 100). Any late cancellations and no shows are potentially occupying the spots for people on the waiting list and is a financial burden for LYMEC.