• BIBB Congress 2018

    The BIBB Congress will be staged in Berlin on 7 and 8 June 2018 under the banner of “Learning for the future. VET of tomorrow – experience innovations”.

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  • BIBB Congress 2018

    Learning for the future – under this motto hundreds of participants from various countries will discuss for two days the future of vocational education and the experience of innovations.

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  • Navigating the forums – brief summary

    What are the main focuses of these six themed forums? Why is it important to take part? Short interviews with the forum heads provide a general idea of the content and essential objective of each individual forum.

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Illustration: BCC Berlin (Veranstaltungsort)

BIBB Congress 2018

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


Monday, 26. February 2018

“Taking stock and demonstrating the way forward for vocational education and training”

BIBB President Friedrich Hubert Esser and the institute’s Director of Research Hubert Ertl extend a warm invitation to all VET stakeholders to attend the BIBB Congress. “Our wish is to engage in debate with you on the challenges, concepts and future alignment of vocational education and training. Be with us in Berlin on 7 and 8 June and help to shape change!”

Sunday, 25. February 2018

Congress programme

The BIBB Congress will begin with a high-ranking podium discussion on “The future of work – the future of vocational education and training” and a keynote address by Dr. Geoff Hayward of the University of Cambridge. Six themed forums will follow before a closing presentation from Professor Ludger Wößmann, Head of the ifo Centre for the Economics of Education.

Saturday, 24. February 2018

Forums on key current topics: Participate discussing, play an active part

Six Forums invite you to participate: “Vocational Education and Training 4.0 – initial and continuing training in the digital age”, “Learning venues with a future: cooperative and digital”, “Work-based learning: occupational competence in Europe and the world”, “School, and then what? Dual vocational education and training – preferences and reality”, “Migration and integration: the contribution of vocational training” and “Healthcare and nursing: perspectives for vocational education and training”