22nd – 26th February – MBB CEO re-appointed on European Commission Education and Training 2020 Working Groups

22nd – 26th February – MBB CEO re-appointed on European Commission Education and Training 2020 Working Groups

MBB CEO Joe Tanti was re-appointed as expert on the European Commission’s Education and Training 2020 Working Groups on the Modernisation of Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training.

The kick-off meetings for the new term (2016-2018), which took place in Brussels on the 22nd-23rd of February, discussed the overall policy context in which the new working groups will be making their contributions and the concrete steps needed to implement the WG mandates.

Mr Tanti represents BUSINESSEUROPE on the Higher Education Working Group and EUROCHAMBRES on the VET Working Group.

During that week, Mr Tanti, representing the employers’ perspective, had the opportunity to participate in a Peer Learning Activity (PLA) on developing future skills in higher education, which took place on the 25th-26th of February. The PLA discussed particularly the promotion of transferable skills (such as interpersonal, communication, leadership and organisation skills).