• Online documentation

    The online documentation of the BIBB Congress contains presentations, recordings of the live stream as well as speeches from the plenum event that are available in English.

Online documentation

Life outside the dual system: Challenges of vocational education in neo-liberal economies

Prof. Dr. Geoff Hayward, Head of Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

The European Reference Framework for Digital Competences

William O’Keeffe, European Commission
Forum III

Integration of company-based learning in vocational training in Europe – models, functions and purposes

Antonio Ranieri, European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop)
Forum III

Work-based learning in higher education programmes of study (in an international context)?

Professor David Boud, University of Technology Sydney
Forum III

The company as a context for learning by career entrants

Dr. Philipp Grollmann, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)
Professor Pilar Pineda-Herrero, University of Barcelona, Spain
Forum III


Antonio Ranieri

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.