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WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 Conference Programme

Thank you to WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 for a successful Conference Program. With approximately 3,500 international participants in attendance many best practices in skilled trades and technologies were shared.

For information, including videos and presentations, on all the conferences and seminars that took place during WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 please see below. 


WorldSkills events Date
WorldSkills Leaders Forum 2013 "Our Youth - Our Future"

WorldSkills (WS) and WSI Global Industry Partners (GIPs)

4 July

Global Skills Marketplace "Discover Skills Unlimited"

WorldSkills International, WorldSkills Leipzig 2013, and Federal Institute for Vocational Education & Training

5 July
Open events Date
Green Industrial Skills For Sustainable Development - Risks and Challenges for Least Developed Countries

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in co-operation with the Federal Ministry for Economic Co-Operation and Development (BMZ), WorldSkills Germany (WSG), and WorldSkills Foundation (WSF)

1 July

Launch Event of the "European Alliance for Apprenticeships"

European Commission 

2 July
Specialist in Water Technology - The Hidden Champions

German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste in co-operation with BIBB, Bavarian School of Administration, German Water Partnership, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, International Water Association, UNESCO-UNEVOC, UN-HABITAT, Water Environment Federation, WorldSkills Germany (WSG)

4 July
Learning in Europe: Mobility at Training - Insights and Outlooks

Directorate-General for Education and Cultre / National Agency "Education for Europe" (NA) at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training in Germany (BIBB), Federal Ministry of Education and Research, European Commission

4 July
BIBB Symposium: "Digital Media - Analogue Realities"

Federal Institute for Vocational Education & Training (BIBB) in co-operation with the Elektro Technologie Zentrum (etz) Stuttgart

4 July
Enable Disabled Persons to Join in Work Life, Support Inclusion - Abilympics - The WorldSkills Competition for disabled people

German Federal Council of Vocational Training Establishments (BAG BBW) in co-operation with WorldSkills Germany (WSG), Annedore-Leber-Berufsbildungswerk Berlin, Berufsbildungswerk Leipzig and Festo Didactic GmbH & Co. KG

4 July
GlobalSkillsExchange 2013 - Tackling the global talent gap

International Skills Standards Organisations (INSSO)

6 July
Vocation School: A Competent Partner within Vocational Training

Tri-national conference by the Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs for the Länder of Germany (KMK)in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture of Austria (BMUKK) and the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) of Switzerland.

6 July
Events with participation by invitation only Date
Board Meeting: "Vocations are Our Profession"

German Industry for Vocational Education (KWB)

2 July
Meeting of the Advisory Committee for Vocational Training of the European Commission

European Commission

2-3 July
BDA/BDI - Task Committee Vocational Education

Federal Society of the German Employer Associations (BDA) and Federal Association of German Industry (BDI)

3 July
First Global BIBB Partner Meeting

Federal Institute for Vocational Education & Training (BIBB)

3-5 July

Meeting of the National Committee for Vocational Training

State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport (SMWA)

4 July
Skilling the Future - VET and Workplace Learning for Economic Success

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

5 July