Work-based Learning in the Central European Region
8 - 9 June 2015 in Bratislava, Slovakia
About the conference
NetWBL is a network of 29 European national agencies, coordinated by the German National Agency at BIBB. It is funded by the European Commission, Directorate General Education and Culture (DG EAC).
NetWBL aims to strengthen work-based learning (WBL) elements in existing Vocational Education and Training (VET) systems and Higher Education (HE) and to support apprenticeships in particular.
The network addresses key actors in WBL in each European country taking into account the different VET and Higher Education systems and legislative regulations. Furthermore, the network supports the European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA).
NetWBL makes visible the results of Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) projects on work-based learning and supports VET reforms by providing an on-line toolbox for use by policy makers, social partners and VET providers. At the same time, it identifies gaps which could usefully be filled by new projects developed under Erasmus+, the new EU programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport. More on the network at: http://www.net-wbl.eu/).
Apart from activities implemented by all National Agencies jointly, there are also specific events planned in the project to be delivered by smaller groups of countries. One of these events is a regional conference organised by three countries: Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland.
The conference with the title Work-based Learning in the Central European Region takes place on 8 – 9 June 2015 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Aims of the conference
The main aim of the conference is to promote work-based learning and present expertise and good practice examples from all three participating countries. It is also to make the results of Lifelong Learning Programme more visible and show areas where new projects could be developed under the Erasmus+ programme in the following years.
Invited participants will represent VET and HE sectors, the labour market, and other stakeholders from Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland. The expected number of participants attending the conference is about 90.
The participation in the conference is open for invited participants only. In case of interest please consult the Erasmus+ National Agency in your country.
- Juraj Vantuch, Slovak National Observatory in Vocational Education and Training (SK)
- Work-based Learning in Europe
Sigve Soldal Bjorstad, Commission, Directorate General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (BE)
- Work-based Learning in Slovakia – legislation and dual system
Karol Jakubík, Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports SR (SK)
- National Authorities for Apprenticeships: Introduction of Elements Dual VET Slovak Republic – Erasmus+ project
Ľubica Pitlová a Monika Rybová, Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports SR (SK)
- Work-based Learning in Slovakia – national ESF projects
Stanislav Pravda, State Institute of Vocational Education (SK)
Peter Obdržálek, Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information SR (SK)
- Work-based Learning in the Czech Republic
Jitka Pohanková, The Continuing Education Fund (CZ)
Martina Kaňáková, National Institute for Education (CZ)
- Work-based Learning in Poland
Wojciech Stęchły, Educational Research Institute (PL)
- NetWBL Project and WBL Toolkit
Ulrike Engels, BiBB – National Agency Education for Europe at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (DE)
DAY 1 – 8 June 2015
DAY 2 – 9 June 2015Workshop I. – Perspective of school
- Dušan Husár, Secondary Vocational School of Polytechnics in Zlaté Moravce (SK)
- Josef Vochozka, Educa International, o.p.s. (CZ)
- Wiesława Gąsiorowska, Agricultural Technical and Vocational Schools and Training Centre in Gołotczyźna (PL)
Workshop II. – Perspective of employers
Date and venue
The conference takes place on 8 – 9 June 2015 at
Hotel Mercure Bratislava Centrum
Žabotova 2, Bratislava
SAAIC - Národná agentúra programu Erasmus+ pre vzdelávanie a odbornú prípravu
Ms Zuzana Izáková
Dům zahraniční spolupráce
Na Poříčí 1035/4
110 00 Praha 1
The Czech Republic
Ms Martina Jeřichová
Fundacja Rozwoju Systemu Edukacji
ul. Mokotowska 43,
Ms Anna Kowalczyk
NetWBL project website:
NetWBL on the website of BIBB (German National Agency):
How to get to the conference venue?
You can use the public transport services: http://imhd.zoznam.sk/ba/schedules-timetables.html.
Types of tickets for a single way:
- 15-minute ticket: 0,70 Eur
- 60-minute ticket: 0,90 Eur
Tickets must be purchased before boarding and validated immediately after first boarding the vehicle. Travel times in minutes are shown in schedules prior to stop names (they are effectual also if the actual journey without transfer takes longer, e.g. due to traffic congestion).
1. If you arrive by train at the Bratislava Main Railway Station (Hlavná stanica):
You can walk to the Mercure Bratislava Centre which is located next to the Main Railway Station: 7-10 minutes walking distance.
2. If you arrive by bus at the Bus Station Mlynské Nivy (Bratislava, AS):
Buy a 15-minute ticket, take a trolleybus No. 210 and get off at the final stop named Hlavna stanica (the main railway station). Mercure Bratislava Centre is located next to the Main Railway Station: 7-10 minutes walking distance.
3. If you arrive by plane at the Vienna Airport Swechat:
There is a bus (Slovak lines) leaving every hour that will take you to Bratislava Bus Station Mlynské Nivy (Bratislava, AS): http://www.eurolines.sk/en.html.
The journey takes approximately 50 minutes. For the trip from the Bus station to the hotel, please see Point 2 above.
4. If you arrive by plane at the M.R.Štefánik Airport (Letisko M.R.Štefánika):
Buy a 60-minute ticket, take a bus No. 61 and get off at the final stop named Hlavna stanica. Mercure Bratislava Centre is located next to the Main Railway Station: 7-10 minutes walking distance.