Suomen Työväen Urheiluliitto, TUL Administration Coordinator

Finnish Coaches Association Sanna Erdoğan is known in many sports as a coach trainer and developer of coach training. She works as a boxing coach herself. At Finnish Coaches, Erdoğan has done part-time work in the URVA for Foreigners and Coach like a woman in Martial Arts projects, as well as other training on a…

Communication Manager, CSCS, Italy

Assistant Professor (Junior Researcher, RTD-A) at the University of Verona, Italy Francesca Vitali is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Verona (UNI), Italy. She has published/in press several research articles and book chapters. Gender in sport is one of the main topics of her research agenda. Since 2021, she is the Scientific Director of…

Assistant professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel Prof. dr Wouter Cools (°03/05/1976) obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and recreational sports activities (Pedagogical Qualification included) in 1999 (Antwerp University College). In 2003 he graduated in Physical Education (Masters degree) and in 2010 in Physical Education and Movement Sciences (PhD) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels.…

Sustainability manager at Finlands Svenska Idrott | ENGSO EWS Experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the sports industry. Skilled in Event Planning, Swedish, Communication, Lesson Planning and Operational Planning. Five years project management experience, also as manager. Strong business development professional with a Master of Sport and Education Science focused in…

Leader dell’area di competenza Policy analysis & PNRR in Intellera Consulting Ha contribuito in maniera rilevante ai tavoli internazionali e nazionali per la definizione della normativa sui sistemi di Istruzione, Formazione e Lavoro favorendo il dialogo e il trasferimento del know how tra le regioni e le istituzioni centrali e comunitarie. Roberto è un senior expert nella…

ETF, Senior Human Capital Development Expert – Qualification Systems Anatolii Garmash is a senior expert in qualifications systems at the European Training Foundation.He is following the development of micro-credentials and digitalisation of qualification systems inthe ETF Qualifications Team.Before joining the ETF in 2020, he has been involved in the qualification system reform in Ukraineproviding support…

Expert Consultant Independent policy analyst and researcher with more than 25 years global experience in education policy. Have in that context worked with the European Commission, Cedefop, ETF, OECD, the World Bank and US Aid, and Unesco More recently key author of the European Commission report: European approach to microcredentials,, which has laid the basis…

CEDEFOP Iraklis Pliakis is a Cedefop expert in qualifications and credentials. Working in the Department forVET and qualifications since 2017, Iraklis manages the project on National Qualifications Frameworks(NQFs), mapping and analysing NQF developments in countries participating in the Europeanqualifications framework (EQF) process. His current research areas of focus include Microcredentialsfor labour market education and training,…

Microsoft Education Skills & Learning Lead for Western Europe Vânia Neto is currently Microsoft Education Skills & Learning Lead for Western Europe, responsible for the Education Skilling strategy and the relationship with Education Institutions, Faculty, Educators and Students. She is deeply involved the AI Skills initiatives developed at Western Europe, as well as the agenda for…

UNIFI Tiziana Chiappelli, PhD, is an experienced researcher on national and international level on processes of socio-cultural inclusion and exclusion of minorities with focus on gender, cultural differences, educational systems and active citizenship processes. Her areas of research include Europe (in particular, gender and migration issues in education and social inclusion with attention to second…

OMNIA FI Mr Mika Heino is an Expert of International Activities in Omnia, Espoo (Finland). He has a Master’s degree in Hospitality Management and competency to teach in TVET. He has been working with various international projects dealing with development of IVET and TVET and learning and teaching environments and methods for over 13 years.…

Andreas Schleicher is Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. He initiated and oversees the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and other international instruments that have created a global platform for policy-makers, researchers and educators across nations…

Mr. Md. Enamul Haque is Duputy Executive Director of IDEB Research & Technological Institute Bangladesh (IDEB). He is a trainer, assessor, researcher, skills development activist, IT Professionals, and learning module developer. Mr. Haque is a Certified Accreditor at the Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC) and responsible to evaluate applicant institutions against the criteria…

Academic & Training Records Diploma in Engineering (Civil) in 1969 under Bangladesh Technical Education Board Study on Research Methodology, IER, Dhaka University Trained on water treatment plant & water works design & Utility Management in Japan Trained on Social Development in USSR in 1985 Training on Civil Defense, 1965 Capacity Building Program of IDEB Leaders…

Ilze Buligina currently works at the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia in the Department of Vocational and Adult Education. She is also Board member of the Society for Continuing Education. Her professional interests are – vocational education and training (VET) and work-based learning policy, VET reforms, national qualification frameworks and sector qualification frameworks,…

Principal Education Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB Shanti Jagannathan has over 25 years of experience with reforms and transformation in school education, technical and vocational education and training and higher education in Asia. She has led policy research studies on skills for greening economies, Asia’s knowledge-based economies, and implications of industry 4.0…

World Craft Council Elisa Guidi is an Architect, she studied in Florence and in Paris, University of Architecture Paris – La Villette. She graduated with a dissertation concerning “The restoration of historical buildings in France”. She has worked since 1996 for Artex, Center for Artistic and Traditional Crafts for Tuscany, and has worked on projects…

Lincoln University Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Director of Lincoln International Business School Head of Lincoln International Business School, one of the four Colleges of the University of Lincoln.Member of the University of Lincoln Senior Leadership Team.

Managing Director of the Mobile World Capital Foundation

Managing Director of the Mobile World Capital Foundation The Board of Trustees of the public-private body, which is working to drive the digital transformation of society. Francesc Fajula is an executive with a long career in the digital industry, where he has held responsibilities in various business corporations. Specifically, he has been Director of E-Commerce…

Human Capital Development Specialist - European Training Foundation

Human Capital Development Specialist – European Training Foundation Specialist in VET Policies and Systems – Country Coordinator Macedonia and Moldova Operations Department

Policy and Public Outreach Department – Senior Human Capital Development Expert – Coordinator for Vocational Excellence Project at ETF European Training Foundation My background and experience is all around expertise development and knowledge management (research and policy analysis and advisory functions), in Vocational and Continuing Education and Training (VET&CVT)-skills development- policies within a lifelong leaning…

Regione Sardegna Massimo Temussi is the Director of the Regional Programming Center of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia since January 2022 where he also carries out the role of Managing Authority of the ERDF regional program. He is leading many of the most successful Sardinian policy programs supporting entrepreneurship, innovation and research with collaborations in…

Managing Director at Taqtile Europe

Chief Skills and Employability Branch Employment Policy Department, International Labour Organization

Director, European Training Foundation

Director, Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems, UNESCO Education Sector

Head of Unit, Vocational Education and Training, EU Commission

Internationally renowned Education Researcher, Author, and Consultant: Australia and Hong Kong

Giovanni Crisonà

Skillman leader, International consultant on capacity building in TVET sector Mr. Crisonà is an international consultant on capacity building in TVET sector, founder and Managing Director of CSCS Italy and Managing Director of Abuplus International GMBH Germany. Is a “Skill Assessor,” certified by Tuscany Region VET Authority, owns a Vocational Degree as a “Technical Director…

Dr Cloud Bai-Yun become Chief Executive at UK NARIC in 1997 to effect the initial Ministerial brief to create and implement the UK NARIC services on behalf of the UK’s Government. Under Dr Bai-Yun’s dynamic and pioneering leadership, UK NARIC has been transformed from a low profile, loss-making operation to an internationally recognised and respected…

Minister for Economic development and green economy, labour, vocational training – Emilia-Romagna Regional Authority

President-elect, IVETA Julian Ng is a management consultant and trainer by profession. He is CEO of the Warnborough Education Group and President-Elect of the International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA). Areas of expertise include quality assurance and management (he is a certified lead auditor), creative thinking, leadership and teambuilding, and education management (including learning…

Researcher at Joint Research Centre, European Commission

CEO, EduBiz youth leadership Teodora Chifor is specialized in youth leadership, educational programs for youth, microfinance, training for talent and people development, community development, project management. Teodora’s main focus of research: young talents, leadership, values of the new generation and impact on leadership, development of entrepreneurship skills mainly among youth, development of start-up programs, development…

General Manager, Skillman

President, Assembly of European Regions

Skills Development / TVET Programme Officer at ITCILO

President, International Council for Education and Management (ICEM) Urs Hauenstein, PhD in Education Management, Visiting Professor of Management and Education for the Future, University of Lincoln, Lincoln International Business School; Visiting Professor of Quality Management, Warnborough College Dublin Ireland / Canterbury UK; Professor Honoris Causa for Internationalisation, University Agora Oradea, Romania;  Urs Hauenstein is the…