Final Symposium of the VINCE project

The 2019 eucen Autumn Seminar was  designed to overlap with the Final Symposium of the VINCE project. The VINCE Final Symposium was free and co-financed by the EC through its Erasmus+ programme.


08:45 Registration

09:00 Welcome: Balazs NEMETH. President of eucen

09:15 Opening: Testimony of a refugee who went through a VPL process. Waed AL KUTEIFAN (NL)

10:00 VINCE project: Tools that help making a difference in people’s life. Carme ROYO. Executive Director of eucen

10:20 Coffee break

10:45 World Cafe: Explore the VINCE tools. Facilitator: Kirsten AAGARD. Independent Expert

  • Country Profiles
  • Guidelines
  • CPD Course for VPL Professionals
  • Policy Recommendations

12:00 Panel of Good Practices: 2019 VINCE Validation Prize Finalists. Facilitator: Pat DAVIES. Independent Expert

12:45 Criteria for the selection of the Good Practices presented. Pat DAVIES. Independent Expert

13:00 VINCE VPL Award 2019 Ceremony – Announcement of the Awards. Facilitator: Isabell GRUNDSCHOBER. Danube University of Krems (AT)

13:15 Lunch

The afternoon session merges with the 2019 eucen Autumn Seminar

15:15 Summary of the VINCE Symposium morning session. Seamus O’TUAMA. University College Cork (IE)

15:30 Dialogue between researcher and practitioner. Facilitator Kirsten AAGAARD. Independent Expert

          Complexities and Challenges of the VPL processes

  • Researcher’s perspective: Renaud MAES. Universite Livre Brusselles (BE)
  • Practitioner’s perspective: Charlotte TROELSEN. VIA University (DK)

16:30 “Good news” stories from and for migrants. Facilitator: Francesca URAS. Project Officer of eucen

  • “My inspiration is my future” initiative. Tamer ATABARUT. Bogazici University (TR)
  • Supporting migrant entrepreneurship – actions and impact. Alexandra ALDEN. SINGA Spain (ES)
  • Young migrant entrepreneurs project. Tamer ATABARUT. Bogazici University (TR)

17:15 Closing of the day. Balazs NEMETH. President of eucen

17:30 Networking Cocktail

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