16.10.2012 - Austrian Commission for UNESCO

Austria: Vocational education – a road out of the poverty trap? Presentation of the Education For All Global Monitoring Report 2012

Vienna, Austria - 8 November 2012, 5.00 p.m. -7.00 p.m.

With respect to the global launch of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report “Youth, Skills and Work” the Austrian Commission for UNESCO together with the Austrian Research Foundation for International Development and the Austrian Development Agency organise an event to present the report in Austria. Secondly, based on the findings of the report, the event aims to discuss how vocational education and training and skills development can foster improvements of the living and working situation of poor and marginalised parts of the population.

The participants of the panel discussion will examine North-South perspectives and reflect on common issues, next to obvious differences between richer and poorer countries.

The report will be presented by François Leclercq of the Global Monitoring Report Team. The participants of the panel discussion are Ms Gertraud Findl, Austrian Development Agency, Mr François Leclercq, EFA, GMR Team and Mr. Wolfgang Slawik, Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture.

Prior the event, the Austrian Commission for UNESCO published a press release on the Global Monitoring Report 2012 to announce its release.

A further event on the report is in planning.


URL of event in German  

Contact: Ms Therese Wintersteiner

Programme Specialist for Education, Science and Youth

Austrian Commission for UNESCO

Telephone: +43 1 526 13 01-13

Fax: +43 1 526 13 01-20

Email: wintersteiner@unesco.at

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