GOVPET Leading House News and Events Future events: GOVPET Graduate Workshop "Intermediary associations and firms in collective skill formation systems" SFIVET, Zollikofen near Bern, 22-23 February 2018 The workshop will consist of presentations by senior faculty and discussion of graduate students’ work. It is open to PhD students and early post-graduate researchers involved in research on relevant topics who submit a paper (max. 8000 words). A paper can be a proper research paper (preferable if available) or a description of the PhD project. A paper can be single or jointly authored. Papers and projects will be presented by students and discussed by GOVPET and invited senior faculty. Call for papers [PDF] 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. Additionally, GOVPET visits Aprentas' training network lab in Muttenz (picture). GOVPET Advisory Board Meeting St. Gallen, 26-27 May 2016 GOVPET Phd Workshop on "Governance and Inclusion in Vocational and Professional Education and Training" St. Gallen, 3-4 February 2016 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.