Speech by Androulla Vassiliou at the Worldskills London 2011

Type: Speech - summary   Reference: I-071098   Duration: 10:04:36  Lieu:
End production: 07/10/2011   First transmission: 07/10/2011
On 7 October 2011, Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, attended the WorldSkills London 2011, the largest ever international skills competition and careers event. She met with young people from more than 50 countries and regions testing their skills in professions ranging from bricklaying to hairdressing. She spoke at the event where she outlined the EU's future priorities for vocational and higher education and lead a discussion on the advantages of taking up EU-sponsored opportunities to study, train or work abroad.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Exterior view of the ExCel London building 00:00:05
10:00:10 ExCel London building with flags (2 shots) 00:00:09
10:00:20 Entrance of the ExCel London center 00:00:05
10:00:25 People at the entrance 00:00:05
10:00:30 Women wearing high-visibility jackets with "WorldSkills London 2011" 00:00:05
10:00:35 Schoolgirls entering the ExCel London Center 00:00:05
10:00:40 Joint arrival of Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and Susan Pember, Director for Further Education, Learning and Skills Performance Group, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills 00:00:12
10:00:52 Androulla Vassiliou and Susan Pember 00:00:07
10:00:59 Androulla Vassiliou looking at the cooking stand 00:00:18
10:01:17 Chef Cooking 00:00:10
10:01:28 Pupils queuing in the exhibition hall (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:01:38 Androulla Vassiliou sitting on the stage 00:00:14
10:01:52 Soundbite (in ENGLISH) by Androulla Vassiliou: in today's conditions of a knowledge based society and economy, where the importance of human capital is inevitably very high, developing mechanisms that promote the development of this human capital and its conversion into productivity and innovation is absolutely necessary. Europe's 2020 strategy is all about this model of development. 00:00:29
10:02:22 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:05
10:02:27 Sign reading with "WorldSkills Premiere Experience" 00:00:05
10:02:32 Soundbite (in ENGLISH) by Androulla Vassiliou: in our proposal, we will bring together all our current separate programmes and sub-programmes - because at present they are really very much fragmented. All these programmes - dealing with education, training and youth in one single programme. This will streamline bureaucracy and help implementation, making it easier for trainees, students and universities to access information on Europe's opportunities for learning mobility. 00:00:34
10:03:07 Cutway of the audience 00:00:05
10:03:12 Soundbite (in ENGLISH) by Androulla Vassiliou: if we are to achieve the goal we have set for ourselves of a sustainable future, we must have the right skills. Education and training are key to our efforts, and that is why they have such a prominent role in our strategy to lead Europe out of the crisis and on the path to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. It is not just a question of short term employability. It is a big investment in Europe's most valuable resource; its people - and especially its youth. 00:00:38
10:03:51 Androulla Vassiliou at the "Youth on the Move" stand 00:00:05
10:03:56 Sign "Youth on the Move: an initiative of the EU" 00:00:05
10:04:01 People visiting the exhibition (3 shots) 00:00:15
10:04:16 Androulla Vassiliou assembling a door at the joynery stand (4 shots) 00:00:20
10:04:36 Androulla Vassiliou leaving the exhibition 00:00:04
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