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COME-HR: Finalized Programme and Speakers Announced

The 5th European Conference “Competence Modelling for European HR and Policies: Bridging Business, Education, and Training” (COME-HR) is coming closer. The eCOTOOL consortium has released the final programme for COME-HR.

Registration for the Conference is Still Open!
PRLog - Oct. 19, 2011 - ESSEN, Germany -- Only a few seats left for HR professionals, E-Learning experts and vocational educators and trainers: the 5th European Conference “Competence Modelling for European HR and Policies: Bridging Business, Education, and Training” (COME-HR) is coming closer. The eCOTOOL consortium has released the final programme for COME-HR. The conference addresses the hot topics of competences and skills as key success factors for the change towards learning outcome orientation in human resources and vocational education and training. It includes four high-ranking keynote speakers: Prof. Dr. Kenji Hirata from Toyo University in Japan as well as from three policy officers from the European Commission working in the field of competences and skills. The European Commission is represented by three Directorate Generals (DG): the DG Education and Culture, the DG Enterprise, and the DG Employment. “The keynote speakers and their input will provide an excellent opening for our intensive discussion of competence modelling in Europe,” says Prof. (KR) Christian M. Stracke, competence expert, ISO Convener and editor of many competence standards and specifications. The afternoon of the first day is dedicated the presentations of the accepted scientific papers as well as plenary discussions with all participants. On the second day all experts and practitioners are invited to an experience session with a hands-on workshop. The full programme with all agenda items can be found on the conference website at www.competence-conference.eu.

The conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium on the 9th and 10th of November, 2011 and is organized by the European consortium for competence tools eCOTOOL. "Together with all European professionals and academics we want to share and discuss the results of the eCOTOOL project asking them to draw upon their own experience and hoping to greatly benefit the discourse concerning innovations for Europass and competence modelling by competence models, E-Learning and social communities," says Prof. (KR) Stracke, coordinator of the eCOTOOL consortium. “Additionally, the key note speeches and participation of representatives from the European Commission, competence modelling experts, and European standardisation bodies ensure a competent and influential audience and thus fruitful exchange of ideas.”

The European COME-HR Conference is focusing new ways and approaches for the vocational training by competence models, E-Learning and social communities. The conference continues the discussion developed at the first four related European conferences in Vilnius (Lithuania), Budapest (Hungary), Bucharest (Romania) and the planned European conference "Innovations in the Environmental Sector" (INES) which will take place in Brussels (Belgium) in September 2011. The eCOTOOL consortium has organized and utilised these previous opportunities, along with national workshops in each of the eCOTOOL partner countries, to raise the awareness of the stakeholders in the agricultural sector, human resource development, and vocational education and training concerning the benefits and implementations of competence modelling in relation with Europass and qualification standards.

The conference is organized together with an experience session on the 10th of November which gives all participants the opportunity to exchange their experiences face-to-face. On the 9th of November 2011, next to the key note speeches, the results of the eCOTOOL project will be presented: The Europass CS eco-tools and the Competence Model supporting a better description and recognition of competences and their online representation which will contribute to European competence standardisation and improve vocational education and training and the mobility within Europe.

Attendance at the European conference "Competence Modelling for European HR and Policies: Bridging Business, Education, and Training" (COME-HR) is free of charge and requires online registration as places are limited. The submission period for papers related to the conference has come to a close. All accepted will be published in the official proceedings of the European Conference (with ISBN) and distributed to all conference participants and across all of Europe. More information can be found on the "Competence Modelling for European HR and Policies: Bridging Business, Education, and Training" (COME-HR) at the COME-HR Conference website (www.competence-conference.eu) and at www.qualitydevelopment.eu.

Overview of the important dates:
- Registration for COME-HR The eCOTOOL consortium has released the final programme for open until: November 7, 2011
- Final Conference program: November 9-10, 2011

Direct enquiries and registration requests can be sent to the eCOTOOL project manager Karna Wegner, University of Duisburg-Essen, via e-Mail to: karna.wegner@icb.uni-due.de.

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