CB4LLP International Conference in Athens, 18th September 2014


Capacity Building for Lifelong Learning promotes local and institutional development strategies based on innovative methodologies focused on the exploitation of successful initiatives and tools developed at European level within the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme.

The conference provides decision makers, local development agencies and professionals with the opportunity to meet each other, discuss around existing challenges, strategies and solutions adopted.

The conference is focused around key policy areas, which are analysed from different perspectives and by multi level actors:

The conference promotes synergies and exchange of experiences among capacity builders, professionals and decision makers around these key policy areas, ensuring tangible benefits in terms of:

Benchmarking successful initiatives and support to strategic planning for decision makers

Sharing resources, methodologies, tools and solutions for practitioners

The conference promotes capacity building and the adoption of Lifelong Learning Programme projects and results into social and economic development strategies at different and complementary dimensions:

  1. Individuals
  2. Organizations
  3. Legal framework

Capacity Building for Lifelong Learning Programme is supported by the Executive Agency for Education and Culture of the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme.



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18th September 2014



08.00 – 09.00

Registration of participants

Capacity Building Exhibition

09.00 – 09.30

Welcome by Capacity Building Consortium and Athens City Major

09.45 – 10.00

Ministry Of National Education And Religious Affairs (*)
Development strategies in education in Greece

09.30 – 09.45

European Training Foundation, Anastasia Fetsi
Expertise development in neighboring countries

10.00 – 10.15

Jaguar Land Rover, Rita Davey
Facing skill shortages in the automotive industry

10.15 – 10.30

GIZ, Michaela Baur
Capacity Building outside Europe

10.30 – 10.45

Kyrgyz National University, Karybek Baibosunov
New educational inheritance in the free society

10.45 – 11.00

Greek National Agency for Erasmus+, Mr. Dimitrios Maragos
Hellenic best practice of capacity building in the framework of LLP

11.00 – 11.15

Lifelong Learning Programme resources for Capacity Building

11.15 – 11.45

Coffee break & networking exercise

11.45 – 13.00

Parallel Workshops

First Round

13.00 – 14.00


14.00 – 15.15

Parallel Workshops

Second Round

15.15 – 15.45

Coffee break & networking exercise

15.45 – 16.45

Panel discussion among decision makers and practitioners

Facilitator: ABUplus, Eva-Maria Henckel

(BA) Ministry of Civil Affairs Bosnia Herzegovina
Leila Kovačević-Dizdarević, Advisor to the Minister
Lifelong learning strategies for local development

(EL) Federation of Hellenic Associations of Young Entrepreneurs, Andreas Stefanidis, President
Promoting entrepreneurship in times of crisis

(TK) ISMEK Istanbul Municipality Vocational Technical College
Kerem Koker, Director
Internationalization of education and tertiary VET

(SV) Arbetsförmedlingen The Swedish Public Employment Service
Ida Rönnblom, Project manager
Fighting the emergency of NEETs

(DK) Regional Authority of Central Denmark
Pia Fabrin, Vice Head of Unit, Growth Forum
Smart specialisation strategies for capacity building

16.45 – 17.10

Capacity Building Market Place: ideas from the audience

17.10 – 17.30

Recommendations from Workshops
Conference Conclusions

17.30 – 18.00

Capacity Building Ambassadors Award Ceremony
SOS Network Opening Ceremony


Social dinner

(*) to be confirmed










Skills shortages

“How to cope with skills shortages and skills mismatch?”
Thematic Commission:  Unemployment
Moderators:  Asset Tech, SVAP
Case study:  ESF and Youth Guarantee

NEETs and Youth Guarantee

“How to ensure effectiveness of Youth Guarantee measures and strategies?”
Thematic Commission:  Early School Leaving and Skills Mismatch
Moderators:  Central Denmark, EfVET, Lapland Gymnasium
Case study:  SOS Network Portal

Innovation in education

“How to embed technological innovation processes in education?”
Thematic Commission:  Mobility
Moderators:  CSCS, EUCIS LLL, CBE
Case study  TKNIKA

Macro-Regional development

“How to strengthen cooperation to achieve economic development and social cohesion?
Thematic Commission:  Entrepreneurship
Moderators:  University of Sarajevo, European Minds
Case study:  Baltic Sea Strategy and Adriatic Ionian Macro Region



Becoming a Capacity Builder 

Athens International Conference 2014

Are you a Capacity Builder and you have implemented relevant initiatives which could be shared internationally? get your free CB4LLP membership subscription and fill our projects bank with your idea to win an invitation all inclusive to Athens at CB4LLP International Conference from the 16th to the 19th September 2014.


President Hotel



President hotel Offers an efficient service and a warm hospitality, combined with all the conveniences and contemporary facilities for both leisure and business travelers alike. 

The variety of small and large meeting rooms accommodate social or business events, while the bars and restaurants offer a wide range of fine options, from modern cuisine to sophisticated cocktails. 

It’s located in a vibrant, safe and convenient district close to the historic, cultural and commercial center of Athens and has easy transportation links for all the city’s main attractions, and shopping and business areas. 

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