Antonio Ranieri, Head of Department for Learning and Employability at Cedefop, manages a team of European experts working on vocational education and training policy analysis and research. The mission of the Department is to support the development and implementation of European policies aimed at increasing attractiveness, effectiveness and inclusiveness of vocational education and training in EU Member States.
An economist by training, Antonio has taught regional economics at the University of Roma since 2002. As Head of Department at CLES in Rome, an independent centre of studies on labour market and economic development issues, he coordinated research on monitoring and evaluation of public policies and programmes at European and national level.
Prof. David Boud
David Boud is Professor and Foundation Director of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, Deakin University, Australia; Research Professor of Work and Learning at Middlesex University , UK; and Emeritus Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He is one of the most highly cited Australians in the field of teaching, learning and in higher and professional education. He has had a long-standing interest in innovative forms of work-based learning partnerships in higher education and the ways in which learning occurs in normal workplaces. He has been a pioneer in developing learning-centred approaches to assessment across the disciplines, in building assessment skills for long-term learning and new approaches to feedback. He is an Australian Learning and Teaching Senior Fellow.
Books include (with various others): Work-Based Learning: A New Higher Education? (SRHE and The Open University Press) and Understanding Learning at Work (Routledge). His most recent books are Feedback in Higher and Professional Education (Routledge, 2013) and Developing Evaluative Judgement in Higher Education (Routledge, 2018)
Prof. Pilar Pineda
Pilar Pineda is associate professor in Training in Organizations at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain (since 2000). Ms. Pineda’s field of expertise is evaluation of training and her research areas are learning transfer, training policies, efficacy of VET, and education and work.
Ms. Pineda has conducted several researches on efficacy of training, VET and dual system. She also has joint researches on women and training, participative evaluation of education, empowerment of young people and higher education.
She has done consultancy for several public and private companies on training management, evaluation and quality. She is the author of five books and more than 50 papers on education and work.