1A) Sustainable financing models for lifelong learning from a Nordic perspective

In 2017, Norway launched a national strategy for competency policies with the increased need for lifelong learning as a starting point. The strategy is signed by ministers, employer organizations, labor organizations and educational associations and reflects the Norwegian and Nordic collaborative model as fundamental for the organization of work life and employability. All parties agree to contribute to the financing of lifelong learning, but the concrete solutions need to be discussed, explored and further developed. Flexible Education Norway’s members represent flexible learning solutions to the increased demand for new competencies, but who pays the bill? We have invited relevant parties to discuss sustainable financing models for lifelong learning.

This session introduces concrete financing models for lifelong learning to be discussed by a panel. The panel includes politicians, employers’ and employees’ representatives and educators who will discuss and evaluate feasibility, sustainability and transfer value of the financing models in an international perspective. The target groups are authorities, educators, employers and learners from public and private sector in all world regions, who are interested in learning more about the Norwegian collaborative model as a starting point for the development of lifelong learning solutions.

Contributors 

Introductory speakers

  • Ragna Ann Berge, Head of Section, Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Development, NTNU

  • Marianne Barland, Norwegian Board of Technology 

Panel participants

  • Mathilde Tybring-Gjedde, Standing Committee on Education and Research (Conservative Party)
  • Marit Knutsdatter Strand, Standing Committee on Education and Research (Centre Party)
  • Ragna Ann Berge, Head of Section, Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Development, NTNU
  • Ingeborg Marie Laukvik, Senior Advisor, Competence and Innovation, NHO 
  • Marianne Barland, Senior Project Manager, Norwegian Board of Technology 
  • Anne Cathrine Berger, Director, NITO and member of the Labour Party's committee for employment

Format and timeline (1 hors 15 min. in total)

  • Introductions: possible financing models for lifelong learning - 20 minutes
  • Panel discussion: 30 minutes
  • Questions and answers 10 minutes


Organizers
Flexible Education Norway

Chair: Torunn Gjelsvik 11th February 2019 16:00 - 17:15 Location: Lillehammersal I