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Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, 2011/10/04 - The eCOTOOL consortium has released the first programme for the 5th European Conference “Competence Modelling for European HR and Policies: Bridging Business, Education, and Training” (COME-HR) - Competence-Conference.eu.
Included are the conference’s keynote speakers, a variety of esteemed experts from universities and the European Commission. Highlights are speeches by Prof. Dr. Kenji Hirata from Toyo University in Japan as well as from the European Commission Directorate Generals of Education and Culture, Enterprise, and Employment. “When brought together, this group of experienced minds will provide an ample basis for the constructive discussion of competence modelling in Europe,” says Prof. (KR) Christian M. Stracke, coordinator of the eCOTOOL project and competence expert from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany, ISO Convener and editor of many competence standards and specifications. Although still subject to change, the preliminary programme can be found on the conference website at competence-conference.eu.
The conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium on the 9th and 10th of November, 2011 and is organized by the European consortium for competence tools eCOTOOL. "By sharing the results of the eCOTOOL project with European professionals and academics and asking them to draw upon their own experience, we hope to greatly benefit the discourse concerning innovations for Europass and the agricultural sector by competence models, E-Learning and social communities," says Prof. (KR) Stracke. “Additionally, the key note speeches and participation of representatives from the European Commission, competence modelling experts, and European standardisation bodies ensure a competent and influential audience and thus fruitful exchange of ideas.”
The European Conference "Competence Modelling for European HR and Policies: Bridging Business, Education, and Training" (COME-HR) is focusing new ways and approaches for the vocational training by competence models, E-Learning and social communities. The "Competence Modelling for European HR and Policies: Bridging Business, Education, and Training" (COME-HR) 2011 continues the discussion developed at the first four related European conferences in Vilnius (Lithuania), Budapest (Hungary), Bucharest (Romania) and the planned European conference "Innovations in the Environmental Sector" (INES) which will take place in Brussels (Belgium) in September 2011. The eCOTOOL consortium has organized and utilised these previous opportunities, along with national workshops in each of the eCOTOOL partner countries, to raise the awareness of the stakeholders in the agricultural sector, human resource development, and vocational education and training concerning the benefits and implementations of competence modelling in relation with Europass and qualification standards.
The conference is organized together with an experience session on the 10th of November which gives all participants the opportunity to exchange their experiences face-to-face. On the 9th of November 2011, next to the key note speeches, the results of the eCOTOOL project will be presented: The Europass CS eco-tools and the Competence Model supporting a better description and recognition of competences and their online representation which will contribute to European competence standardisation and improve vocational education and training and the mobility within Europe.
Attendance at the European conference "Competence Modelling for European HR and Policies: Bridging Business, Education, and Training" (COME-HR) is free of charge and requires online registration as places are limited. The submission period for papers related to the conference has come to a close. All accepted will be published in the official proceedings of the European Conference (with ISBN) and distributed to all conference participants and across all of Europe. More information can be found on the "Competence Modelling for European HR and Policies: Bridging Business, Education, and Training" (COME-HR) at the COME-HR Conference website (competence-conference.eu) and at qualitydevelopment.eu.
Overview of the important dates:
- Camera-Ready copy of submission due: October 7, 2011
- Final Conference program: November 9-10, 2011
Direct enquiries and full papers can be sent to the eCOTOOL project manager Karna Wegner, University of Duisburg-Essen, via email.