Annual Conference 2018: 8-9 March – Brussels
In the newsletters more information about the Annual Conference in Brussels.
CHAIN5-newsletter 30 – Annual Conference March- 8 febr 2018
CHAIN5-newsletter 29 – 25-1-18
And you can also take a look at:
CHAIN5-newsletter 28
And the specific newsletter (January 2018)
newsletter brussels chain5 conference

Here the link for registration:

Conference on Work-Based Learning 9-10 November 2017 – Luton
On the 9th and 10th of November we had the conference on Work-Based Learning, in Luton, hosted by the University of Bedfordshire. It was be co-organised with partners in the Tandem-project (level 4 and 5, and work-based learning for employees).
Here the presentations, plenary:
keynote rammel UoB – seminar chain5 luton
presentation prof garnett seminar luton
Presentation Luton simon broek WBL nov 2017
Theory and Strategy hans daale
And those that have been used for the workshops:
HBO-dual program AH (Luton)
Stenden wbl conference Chain5 Luton
TANDEM_EWF_ Luton seminar
Windesheim CHAIN5 conference LUTON
TANDEM_Luton_Prysmian Group Presentation_3
WBL Chain5 – rotterdam

Annual Conference 2017: 9-10 March 2017 – Bled
The fourth annual conference has taken place in Bled, Slovenia. It was a success, to have more than 50 experts from 12 countries in workshops, round-table sessions and in plenary discussions. Here the list with participants:
list participants bled
As Steering Group of CHAIN5 we will publish in April a report about the outcomes and recommendations. Here the second draft, but we still welcome all comments, extra memos and papers, to be integrated in that report.
outcomes 9-10 march bled – draft 2

Here the presentations, held during both days, plenary and in the workshops.

Thursday 9 March
Bled Conference – davy – daale – thursday
(Introduction and setting the scene)
260309 Higher VET_Chain 5 Meeting_DG E Helen
(Keynote Helen Hoffmann, DG E)
Presentation_bled estonia
tmk_curr_journey Estonia
cur-journey-conference estonia
(workshop 1)
Tknika Marzo 2017 short2
(workshop 2)
John Lewis – SQA – Bled Slovenia – March 2017
(workshop 3)
Leest en Lem DRAFT article practice trainer level 5
Handout Leest & Lem practice trainer level 5 Bled 09March17
(workshop 4)
Workplace Learning – flanders – Bled finaal
(workshop 5)

Friday 10 March
Bled March17 clifford-amos
(Keynote Terence Clifford-Amos)
White Paper – Reform in vocational colleges in Norway – Bled 2017
Suggested Measures transitions Norwegian White paper Vocational Colleges
(workshop 9)
(workshop 10)
Student associations-ONF-Bled2017
(workshop 12)

For the history of CHAIN5, here the newsletters which have been published before the conference:

Annual Conference 2016: 25-26 February – Aalborg
The third annual conference has taken place in Aalborg, Denmark – 25 and 26 February.

CHAIN5-newsletter 19 – 22 febr 16
This was the final newsletter, with the programme of the conference.

Pictures? Here the link:

Here the presentations.
(Maria Todorova, EC)
Educational Strategy 2015 25_09
(Lasse Frimand Jensen, Aalborg City Councillor)
CHAIN5 hans daale 26-2-2016 v4
(Hans Daale, chair of CHAIN5)
(workshop 1 – RAC – the Netherlands)
Aalborg – Beehives – Feb-16
(workshop 2 – project BEEHIVES)
Building Pathways 2016 ole
(workshop 3 – the American experience)
Level 5 in the Flemish higher education area V2
(workshop 4 – HBO5 – Flanders)
Aalborg 25_02_2016 norway
(workshop 5 – QA in Norway)
(workshop 6 – Diploma HE – Finland)
Work based learning denmark
(workshop 7 – Work-Based-Learning – Denmark)
SEEC Denmark 2016HC_v2
(workshop 8 – level 5 – UK – and two background documents)
2016-02-27-Conferentie-Aalborg-chain5 almere
(workshop 9 – Almere and SCHE – The Netherlands)

Annual Conference 2015: 12-13 February
Here the presentations (pdf-files) and some other documents from a year ago…

Mission Statement:
First day
2ND ANNUAL CONFERENCE – starting_session
state of play chain5
New application erasmusplus chain5
Model for transitions between Vocational Colleges and University Colleges and Universities
Chain5 Best_Practice_Transitions_NKH
And two extra documents:
Model for transitions between Vocational Colleges and University Colleges and Universities
(The model more in details)
Report Pathways between vocational programs and universities and colleges 23-01-14 – Final
(Report on pathways between vocational programs and universities and colleges
– which is a report on the survey that later on made it possible to make the model)

Second day
In Finland at the JAMK (HEI) a similar project is going on, about a ‘Diploma of Higher Education’. A summary in English about this can be found in this report:
And the link to the website of JAMK:

BeTwin – conference Rome

The final seminar of the BeTwin2-project about ECVET and ECTS (knowing that there is also an overlap between HVET and SCHE at level 5) was held in Rome, on the 27th of November. On behalf of CHAIN5 Hans Daale presented some developments about level 5 and CHAIN5. LEVEL 5 IN THE CHAIN.
More information about BeTwin2:

Looking back at the CHAIN5 conference in 2014…
The conference in Amsterdam was one big ‘information and brainstorm session’. Thanks for all the contributions, discussions, reflections and input for a possible application for a project (KA-2 of ERASMUS+). We will come back to that a.s.a.p.
Here you can download all the presentations.

participants chain5 amsterdam website – 2
(List of participants in the conference)

Day 1
hansdaale chain5 general
(Hans Daale – about CHAIN5)
Presentatie EQF l5 amsterdam broek
(Simon Broek – Cedefop study on level 5)
CHAIN5_ppt_2hd_021314 def
(Leon Cremonini – SCHE)
(Katarzyna Trawinska-Konador – level 5 study in Poland)
SCHE in Slovenia 2014
(Alicia-Leonor Sauli-Miklavcic – level 5 in Slovenia)
2014_02_11_Level 5 in Flanders and CHAIN5
(Patrick Marien – level 5 in Flemish Belgium)

Day 2
ad 2020 schalkwijk
(Rene van Schalkwijk – VET and SCHE/level 5)
Presentation Chain 5_final version_Buiskool
(Bert-Jan Buiskool – CHAIN5 as a community…)

And the questions for the work sessions:
statements friday