Media invitation: Ministerial meeting in Södertälje on the role of education and training in labour market establishment

Media representatives are welcome to take part when EU ministers meet in Södertälje to discuss the role of education and training in challenges facing the labour market. Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström will host the meeting.

Education and training is vital in preparing young people for work, integrating newly arrived immigrants and creating opportunities for career changes. It is also vital for meeting the needs of the labour market.

On Monday 13 November, EU ministers and invited officials will meet to discuss the role of education and training in labour market establishment. The day will begin with a visit to Hagaberg Folk High School in Södertälje, a municipality with extensive experience of combining language instruction with vocational education and training.

Discussions during the day will focus on potential ways to create structures for lifelong learning and increased employment. The meeting will also focus on what motivates people to study and how to make use of previous knowledge and experience through validation and recognition.

The issues raised in the discussions will provide input to the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth to be held in Gothenburg on 17 November, hosted by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.

Media representatives are welcome to take part in the tour of the folk high school in the morning. Please contact Helena Paues to register.

Programme

Time: 9.15–11.30
Presentation of the Swedish education system and roundtable discussions on challenges and success factors.
Venue: Hagaberg Folk High School, Erik Dahlbergs väg 60, Södertälje

Time: 14.00–16.30
Speech by Inge Bernaerts, Head of Cabinet for EU Commissioner Marianne Thyssen: The situation in the EU today.
Speech by Cecilia Berglund, Director of Centrum Vux, Haninge Municipality: Employability and the local environment.
Subsequent roundtable discussions for ministers.
Venue: Rosenbad, Stockholm

Contact

Helena Paues
Press Secretary to Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström
Phone +46 8 405 39 06
Mobile +46 72 209 45 20
email to Helena Paues