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From 18 to 19 June 2019 the VET Toolbox had the pleasure of taking part in the 12th European Development Days (EDD) with the central theme: "Addressing inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind”.
For two days, the VET Toolbox team answered questions from many private and public sector stakeholders from around the world as well as from the Belgian Government and the European institutions. With the title "Relevant skills for all", the VET Toolbox stand discussed issues of inclusion of vulnerable groups in VET with participants and explored ways to develop effective and sustainable public-private partnerships to strengthen VET systems.
The VET Toolbox stand had also the honor to receive the Belgian Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, the Managing Director of the Belgian Development Agency -Enabel- Jean Van Wetter and, last but not least , the European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labor Mobility, Marianne Thyssen who said "I strongly believe in the importance of VET - Vocational skills in combination with more all-round 'life skills' make a great future-proof match".
Organised by the European Commission, the EDD bring the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.