Sweden: Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström visits Latvia and Lithuania

STOCKHOLM, 16-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vocational education and training, ministerial meetings and panel discussions on women’s leadership – these are some of the programme points when Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström visits Latvia and Lithuania on 15–17 January.

In Vilnius, Ms Ekström will meet Jurgita Petrauskienė, Minister of Education and Science, and make study visits to various vocational education and training courses, attend the launch of an essay competition and participate in a panel discussion on women’s leadership.

In Riga, Ms Ekström will meet Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economics Arvils Ašeradens, and Minister of Education and Science Kārlis Šadurskis. There will also be visits to various vocational education and training courses, including to the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.

The purpose of the visit is to exchange experiences, particularly on issues relating to vocational education and training, and strengthen relations with Latvia and Lithuania.

Programme points:

15 January, Vilnius
Time: 18.30–21.00 Panel discussion on women’s leadership
Place: Swedish Embassy residence, Didžioji g. 16, Vilnius

16 January, Vilnius
Time: 09.30–10.30 Visit to Vilnius Automechanics and Business School
Place: Bukiškis

Time: 11.00–12.15 Visit to Vytautas Magnus Gymnasium and launch of Embassy’s essay competition on the Global Goals
Place: Vytautas Magnus Gymnasium, Augustijon g. 8, Vilnius

Time: 12.30–14.00 Meeting with Jurgita Petrauskienė, Minister of Education and Science
Place: Swedish Embassy residence, Didžioji g. 16, Vilnius

Time: 15.00–16.00 Visit to Living Freely! – a democracy and cultural project for young people
Place: Pagiriai Upper Secondary School, Pagiriai

Time: 18.00–20.00 Meeting on vocational education and training with representatives of the private and public sectors
Place: Swedish Embassy residence, Didžioji g. 16, Vilnius

17 January, Riga
Time: 09.00 Bilateral meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economics Arvils Ašeradens
Place: Ministry of Economics, Brīvības iela 55, Riga

Time: 10.00 Bilateral meeting with Minister of Education and Science Kārlis Šadurskis
Place: Ministry of Education and Science, Vaļņu iela 2, Riga

Time: 11.15–11.25 Press conference with Kārlis Šadurskis and Anna Ekström
Place: Ministry of Education and Science, Vaļņu iela 2, Riga

Time: 12.00 Visit to Riga Technical School of Tourism and Creative Industries
Place: Nīcgales iela 26, Riga

Time: 14.10 Visit to Riga State Technical School
Place: Dārzciema iela 70, Riga

Time: 15.40 Visit to Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
Place: Strēlnieku iela 4a, Riga

 

SOURCE: Government Offices of Sweden

Contact

Helena Paues
Press Secretary to Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström
Phone +46 8 405 39 06
Mobile +46 72 209 45 20

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