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Conference “Changing Skills for a Changing World”, Turin

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Annual conference of the Torino Process “Changing Skills for a Changing World” took place in Lingotto Conference Center, Turin (Italy). Chief Analyst of the Department for Higher and Professional Education Aida Akhmetzhanova represented Information Analytic Center JSC at the conference.

The conference aimed to present the findings from the fourth round of the Torino Process 2016. Information Analytic Center coordinated the Torino Process 2016. During the conference, there were lively discussions of VET system’s achievements and problems, ideas market presentation of young entrepreneurs. More than 300 delegates from 28 of the ETF's 29 partner countries, representatives of EU and international organisations gathered at a conference venue. The European Training Foundation organized the conference.

European Training Foundation – a decentralised agency of the European Union whose mission is to help transition and developing countries to harness the potential of their human capital through the reform of education, training and labour market systems in the context of the EU external relations policy.

ETF Director Madlen Serban welcomed conference participants. Secretary General of the Hakis Trade Union Osman Yildiz, Director of the Youth Business Association of Kazakhstan Arman Toskanbayev, Deputy Director of the Metallurgists Federation of Ukraine Olena Kolesnikova, Cedefop Director James Calleja talked about the global world volatility and the necessity to adapt population skills in accordance with these changes.

The Ideas Market presented during the second day of the conference aimed to capture the changing world through the eyes of innovators.

The EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Marianne Thyssen stressed the importance of the new Skills Agenda as a driver of change for skills development and an enabler for innovation through VET.

Conference participants also took part in consultations with the ETF experts on June 9-12, 2017. Experts presented different issues of VET system including career professional development, work-based learning, employment and labour market matching.

The findings of the Torino Process 2016 in Kazakhstan are available on the ETF website: