2nd – 3rd February – Workshop on Employability in Brussels
MBB CEO Joe Tanti, in his capacity as a representative of BUSINESSEUROPE in the European Commission expert group on the Modernisation of Higher Education, participated in the ET 2020 country-focused workshop on employability, which was held in Brussels.
Through this workshop, BUSINESSEUROPE, the European Trade Union Committee for Education, as well as a number of representatives of higher education institutions and public authorities from 13 countries came together and presented and discussed, among other things, mechanisms to obtain information about current and future graduate employment outcomes, as well as tools with which approaches to developing new programmes that enhance graduate employability would be reviewed in a critical manner.
Mr Tanti’s visit was sponsored by the European Commission.
3rd – 4th February – Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility in Brussels
MBB CEO Joe Tanti attended the Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), which attracted the participation of more than 450 individuals coming from various fields and sectors. The Forum spanned across two days and consisted of 12 panel discussions, from which almost 100 policy suggestions were raised and presented.
The amount of interest shown clearly indicates how important the subject of CSR is, especially among business, civil society, national and international organisations and local authorities. CSR seeks to promote economic growth while, at the same time, ensure social and environmental sustainability.
The MBB is a founding member of the CORE Platform in Malta (Corporate Citizenship for Responsible Enterprises).
5th – 6th February – European Apprenticeship Forum in Nantes
MBB CEO Joe Tanti participated in the first European Apprenticeship Forum held in Nantes, France. The Forum brought together over 1150 participants from 47 Vocational Educational Training (VET) institutions based in 18 countries.
For this occasion, Mr Tanti was invited by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Nantes St-Nazaire.