1st National Advisory Board Meeting in Germany

The first meeting of the German National Advisory Board (NAB) was held in Münster on 12th May 2017. The National Advisory Board is conceived to work as 'critical friends' and 'bridge builders'. It provides feedback on the research process and support for research activities.

The meeting had the purpose of discussing the current state of the research process and was initiated with a presentation of the project, followed by a discussion of the first results of the policy analysis in the National Reports and the International Report (WP 3). The group debated in particular the selection of the LLL policies and the different orientations of these measures regarding the definition of target groups and their 'problems' as well as the policies' impacts on the young adults' life courses.In view of the current fieldwork, the discussion also focused on the implementation of the empirical studies in WP5 & WP6. The researchers and NAB's members concentrated on how to integrate the addressees (young adults, experts, and decision-makers) further into research processes and on the selection of key players in the governance of the local 'skills system' in Germany. In the end, the group initiated a discussion on the establishment of a 'local advisory board' for the FRs Bremen and Rhein-Main, as well as develop concrete planning of further action (further NAB meetings, online meetings, local activities in the FRs).

The following German research team members attended the meeting:

  • Prof. Dr. Marcelo Parreira do Amaral (WWU)
  • Anne Weiler (WWU)
  • Thomas Verlage (GUF)
  • Alina-Florentina Boutiuc-Kaiser (PHFR)
  • Franziska Wutzkowsky (WWU)
  • Jan Peter Ganter de Otero (WWU)

The following German NAB members attended the meeting:

  • Prof. Dr. Christel Adick (Ruhr-University Bochum; former Chair of Comparative Education)
  • Dr. Alexandra Ioannidou (DIE - German Institute for Adult Education)
  • Dr. Anne Berngruber (DJI - German Youth Institute)
  • Dr. Mona Granato, (BIBB - Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training)
  • Rolf Klatta (Hessian Training Institute of Industry and Commerce)

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