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Learning by Leaving II – a joint conference for European mobility networks

Three years has passed since the first joint conference for the mobility networks Eurodesk, Euroguidance, Europass and EURES was arranged in Uppsala, Sweden. Now it was time to reflect upon success factors and good practices in the past and discuss how we can work together for the future.

Conference documentation

Here you can view and download the presentations from the conference Learning by Leaving II in Uppsala 5-6 December 2012.


Programme Learning by Leaving II 5-6 December 2012 (pdf)


Official opening
Elisabet Arp, Head of International Affairs, The Swedish Public Employment Service

Pierre Schellekens, Head of the European Commission´s representation in SwedenEurope 2020 (no presentation available)
Mr Pierre Schellekens, Head of the European Commission´s representation in SwedenDr Izabela Grabowska-Lusinska, University of Warsaw



The labour market from a European perspective
Dr Izabela Grabowska-Lusinska, University of Warsaw

Presentations of the four mobility networks:

EURES and its future
Mr Doede Ackers, Deputy Head of Unit, Employment Services, Mobility; DG Employment Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

Ms Anja Ruhland, Director for Brussels Link - European coordination and liaison office of the Eurodesk network

Europass and Euroguidance
Mr Pedro Chaves, Principal Administrator

Doede Ackers, Anja Ruhland and Pedro Chaves
Doede Ackers, Anja Ruhland and Pedro Chaves.

Workshop theme presentations:

Ms Sara Langhinrichs, via Skype from USA
How to reach young audiences - social media? (no presentation available)
Ms Sara Langhinrichs, via Skype, digital media strategist, USA
Ms Elisabeth Egger and Ms Alexandra Enzi

How mobility networks can cooperate
(no presentation available)
Ms Elisabeth Egger, Eurodesk Austria, and Ms Alexandra Enzi, Europass 

Ms Susanne ZanderMethods for working with unemployed youth
Ms Susanne Zander, The Swedish National Board for Youth affairs (Ungdomsstyrelsen)



Panel discussion - Youth unemployment and geographical mobility

Panel discussion at the conference
Ms Emelie Dammare, Swedish Ambassador for Youth on the Move, former Leonardo da Vinci trainee, Sweden, Mr Claudiu Moldovan, from MyLifeAcademy, specialized in young leadership and work abroad, Sweden, Ms Maja Jacobsson, volunteer exchanges, Peaceworks Sweden, Ms Anna-Karin Palm-Olsson, EURES coordinator Sweden, specialized in Your First EURES Job.

Dr Deirdre Hughes


The role of guidance in adressing labour support and deman
Dr Deirdre Hughes, DMH Associates, UK




Organiziers and moderator

Organizers and moderator, Learning by Leaving 2012
Vendela Engblom, Eurodesk, Nina Ahlroos, Euroguidance, Margareta Allen, moderator, Madeleine Deland, EURES, Bengt Landfeldt, Europass.

Report from workshops

Topics: Methods for working with unemployed youth, Engaging a young audience - Social media, Network cooperation.

Report from workshops Learning by Leavin II (pdf)


Evaluation summary


For more information, please contact

  • Ms Nina Ahlroos,
    E-mail: nina.ahlroos a uhr.se
    + 46 10 470 04 17
  • Mr Bengt Landfeldt,
    E-mail: bengt.landfeldt a uhr.se
    + 46 10 470 04 64