Rethinking pre-vocational education to support young Europeans on their way from school to work

Barcelona, July 6th, 2017

A Multiplier training event of the Erasmus+ project “Show your own Gold – a European Concept to Visualize and Reflect One’s Vocational Biography Using Digital Media”


  • To maximize the benefit of the project’s results to multipliers such as trainers, teachers, youth workers, educators, policy makers and decision makers to enable them to apply it in their work contexts.
  • To disseminate the project’s results and show how to develop digital biographical narratives for learning and using an online multimedia portfolio platform.
  • To extend the concept of biographic visual narrative in the different countries and contexts.
  • To involve academics, teachers, social mediators, policy makers and other stakeholders in alternative vocational youth education policies.

The language of the event will be English, but there will be simultaneous translation.


Thursday, July 6th, 2017
8:15-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Welcome and introduction to the multiplier training event

Mr. Pablo Martínez. Programs coordinator,  MACBA.
Prof. Dr. Juana M. Sancho, Research Group Esbrina, University of Barcelona.
Dr. Daniela Reimann, KIT, project coordinator of the ‘Show your own Gold’ Erasmus+ project.

9:15-10:45 Approaches towards pre-Vocational Education and Training:
The governmental perspective: Rethinking and sharing Policies

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Paulo Padilla Petry. Esbrina. University of Barcelona

Mr. Estanislau Vidal-Folch de Balanzó. Deputy Director of Initial Vocational Education. Department of Education. Government of Catalonia.
Ms. Cornelia Radu, County Agency for Employment Ilfov, Romania
Mr. João Couvaneiro, The National Agency for Qualifications and Vocational Education. Government of Portugal.Discussion

10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-13:00 The academic perspective: Rethinking and sharing approaches and results of pre-vocational education and training

Moderator: Graham Attwell, Pontydysgu, Wales, U.K.

Challenges of pre-vocational education and training and vocational orientation
Prof. Dr. Martin Fischer. Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Germany.

Self-concept and educational pathway: influences and ruptures
Dr. Marina Elias. Research Group on Education and Work (GRET), Spain.

Open education and pre-vocational education and training and vocational orientation
Dr. Maria Perifanou, University of Macedonia, Greece.


13:00–13:30 Supporting young people through digital narratives and e-portfolios: Transitions, competence and efficacy

Presentation of the project’s Website, Online Multimedia Portfolio
Graham Attwell and Dirk Stieglitz, Pontydysgu, Wales/U.K.

13:30-15:00 Lunch break
Lessons learned in the 6 partner countries: Scenarios and results
15:00-15:15 Introduction to Erasmus+ project ‘Show your own gold’
Dr. Daniela Reimann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, project coordinator

Overview of the scenarios realized and results in the partner countries
Moderator: Dr. Daniela Reimann

15:15-15:45 Performed photo interviews
Dr. Daniela Reimann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
15:45-16:15 My digital self
Liliana Voicu/Cristina Radu, SC AxA Consulting 99 SRL, Bucharest, Romania
16:15-16:45 The Tree of Life
Prof. Vito Carioca, Prof. Aldo Passarinho and Prof. Tiago Caldas Nunes Polytechnic Institute of Beja, Portugal.
16:45-17:15 Coffee break
17:15-17:45 Digital identity and data security
Graham Attwell and Dirk Stieglitz, Pontydysgu, Wales, U.K.
17:45-18:15 Me in an infographic and video
Martina Mrakovčič and Meta Brečič, Zavod Nefiks, Slovenia.
18:15-18:45 The power of visualizing biographical narratives
Prof. Dr. Juana M Sancho Gil and Dr. David Viñuales, University of Barcelona.
18:45-19:10 Discussion
Montserrat Rifà. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, España.
19:10-19:30 Questions and debate.
19:30-20:00 Conclusions and recommendations
Towards a European pre-VET pathway and curriculum.
Dr. Fernando Hernández-Hernández, University of Barcelona
20.00 End of the event


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Satisfaction survey

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Header image by Wokandapix

July 6th, 2017
Auditori Meier
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
Plaça dels Àngels, 1
08001 Barcelona


Show your own gold – a European Concept to Visualize and Reflect One’s Vocational Biography Using Digital Media
Funded by the European Commission, ERASMUS+, Key Action 2, Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training

With support from

Departament de Didàctica i Organització Educativa

Universitat de Barcelona