49th eucen Conference

Mainz (DE), 7 - 9 June 2017


The University of Mainz in Germany introduces the next eucen conference “University Lifelong Learning and the labour market in Europe – the contribution of continuing education and vocational education to the challenges of changing work and qualification requirements“.

The eucen conference in 2017 will take place in Mainz, Germany, and will discuss the different European models of Continuing Education and Vocational Education and Training as contribution for the challenges of the labour market.

The changes on the European labour market require to establish stronger links between the dual vocational education and training systems and institutes of higher education. To improve the integration into vocational training through basic skills and permeability, the higher education system has to be opened up for new target groups. Therefore also new flexible study formats have to be offered which are appropriate for students working beside studies.