Remember the first PIAAC (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies) conference in Washington DC two years ago in 2013, which sort of also marked the beginning of the SkillsREAL-project? This week the second international PIAAC conference is taking place in Haarlem, the Netherlands. The purpose of the 2015 conference is to present work using data from the PIAAC relating to deployment of skills in the labout market, returns to education and skills, and influence of workplace training. The conference was organised by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Social Affairs and Employment and Economic Affairs, together with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Research Centre for Education and the Labor Market (ROA) at Maastricht University. Speakers involved some of the leading researchers in economics and education economics in Europe, Canada and the USA.
Link to the conference agenda here.
From SkillsREAL three researchers attended the conference: Egil Gabrielsen from the University of Stavanger, Mary G. Billington representing both the University of Stavanger and the International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS), and Tarja Tikkanen from the University College of Stord/Haugesund.