GOVPET Leading House News and Events Past events GOVPET Graduate Workshop IDHEAP, University of Lausanne, 4-5 May 2017 “Improving inclusiveness in dual VET systems” was the topic of the second annual GOVPET Graduate Workshop, which was hosted by GOVPET at the University of Lausanne on 4-5 May 2017. 14 PhD-students from five countries successfully presented their research projects to an academic audience. The lively discussions were enriched by keynote speeches by Christian Ebner (University of Cologne), Christian Lyhne Ibsen (University of Copenhagen) and Christian Imdorf (University of Berne). The PhD workshop also offered the opportunity to jointly locate research gaps and use synergies to further investigate the governance of collective (dual) skill formation systems and related questions of inclusiveness. International VET Congress 2017 (Organized by SFIVET [EHB]) Bern/Zollikofen,14-16 March 2017 Patrick Emmenegger (University of St.Gallen) and Carmen Baumeler (Swiss Federal Institue for Vocational Education and Training) are members of the Scientific Committee. GOVPET will propose two symposia on VET governance. Conference on VET Research 2016 (Organized by the SERI [SBFI]) Basel, 22-23 September 2016 Keynote speech by Patrick Emmenegger (University of St.Gallen). GOVPET PhD-students Gina Di Maio (University of St.Gallen), Lina Seitzl (University of St.Gallen), Alexandra Strebel (Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training), and Anna Wilson (University of Lausanne) present posters of their respective projects. Successfull GOVPET Advisory Board Meeting was hosted from 26-27 May 2016 at the University of St.Gallen. Panel on Cooperation and Inclusion in Skill Formation, organized by GOVPET at the 23d International Congress of Europeanists (Council for European Studies at Columbia University) on 15 April 2016 in Philadelphia: Participants: Marius Busemeyer (University of Konstanz), Pepper Culpepper (University of Oxford), Lukas Graf (chair, University of St. Gallen), Carsten Jensen (Aarhus University), Cathie Jo Martin (Boston University), Isabela Mares (Columbia University), Kathleen Thelen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Christine Trampusch (University of Cologne). GOVPET Phd Workshop on "Governance and Inclusion in Vocational and Professional Education and Training": The first GOVPET PhD Workshop was hosted from 3-4 February 2016 at the University of St.Gallen. Eight PhD students from four countries presented their work on the topic of "Governance and Inclusion in Vocational and Professional Education and Training". Keynote speeches were given by Lorenz Lassnigg (Institute of Advanced Studies Vienna), Regula Leemann (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW), and Paula Protsch (WZB Berlin Social Science Center). Please refer to the workshop program (PDF) for details.