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Final Conference

Sustainable Quality in Vocational Education and Training

The venue

Alte Schokoladen- und Denkfabrik, Obergrünewalder Straße 8a in 42103 Wuppertal / GERMANY
03.04.2014, 13:00 – 17:30

Target Group:
Teachers / trainers, headmasters, decision makers from politics, administration and economy

Participants were invited to join this international conference because quality and sustainability are keyfactors of  future viability. It’s impotant not to overexploit nature nor people – not in vocational education and training either!

During this conference participants discussed with experienced counsellors and international guests:
What makes VET sustainable?
What can deccision makers contribute?
Why should they do that?
Is it worthwhile investing in sustainability? Is it relevant?
What has approved to be successful?
How can we moivate colleagues and staff members?
Where to start?
How can we build up a Networking community of practitioners?


13.00 Networking lunch including a quiz

14.00 Opening
Lydia Pege, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)
Section 3.3 Quality, Sustainability, Permeability (Bonn)
Pege_Zukunft schaffen mit Qualität – Nachhaltigkeit in der beruflichen Bildung

Lydia Pege
14.20 Approaches of sustainability in Vocational Education and Training
Dr. Klaus-Dieter Mertineit, Institute for Sustainable TVET and Management Services GmbH (Hannover)
Mertineit Approaches of sustainable VET
Mertineit_Ansätze der Berufsbildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung

Dr. Klaus-Dieter Mertineit
15.20 Peer Review: Quality development that makes a difference
Angela Kühn, Kühn Entwicklungsberatung (Witten)
Kühn_ Peer Review

Angela Kuhn
15.50 Touchstones and indicators of sustainability in VET
Karen Blümcke, PERSPEKTIVwechsel (Wuppertal)
Quality Area 15_Sustainability in VET_EN
Quality Area 15_Sustainability in VET_DE
Checklist SustainVET_EN
Checklist e-learning SustainVET_EN

Karen Blumcke


16.00 Round-table-discussions in the Sustainability-Cafe
Hosts: Roy and Margaret Smith (MRS Consultancy / UK), Bert Coolen (BE-ODL / Belgium),
Kinga Pawlowska and Krzysztof Pawlowski (Efficio / Poland), Niina Puumalainen (YSAO / Finland)
Café Etikette_en

World cafe resources 2 World cafe resources

Discussion results form the Sustainability-Cafe / Table “Change”:

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Discussion results form the Sustainability-Cafe / Table “Small and Medium Enterprizes”:

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Discussion results form the Sustainability-Cafe / Table”Ressources”:

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Discussion results form the Sustainability-Cafe / table “e-learning”:

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Discussion results form the Sustainability-Cafe / table “peer review”:

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17.15 Results and sustainability award

Reporting on the cafe discussionsPrizegiving

For more fotos of this conference please visit the Album.
17.30 End


This conference part of the SustainVET-project (2012-1-DE2-LEO04-12039 1).
It was funded by the European Commission (Lifelong Learning Programme / Leonardo da Vinci).

This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

For further questions or remarks please contact
Karen Bluemcke,


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