Our next annual conference
The next annual conference will be 14-15 March 2019, in Como. There will be a social programme on the 13th.
In the morning of the 14th a specific meeting will be organised for representatives of European networks, related to our community.

Conferences organised by our partner-organisations
EVBB will have its annual conference in June, in Sofia:

EURASHE will have a conference in the same period:
The conference ‘Creating Relevant Learning Experiences: employers’ involvement with higher education’ co-organised by EURASHE with BEEHiVES project partners and the UK Universities Association for LLL at UCLL Leuven on June 14 – 15, 2018. More information and registration at https://www.eurashe.eu/calendar/creating-relevant-learning-experiences/

Annual Conference 2018: 8-9 March – Brussels
Here the presentations and documents that have been used.

In general:
workshops annual conference chain5 overview
Programme – Annual Conference March- 1 March 2018
list participants brussels

Key-note speeches:
Short Cycle HE and Higher VET keynote daale
20180209 Keynote Europees netwerk Chain5 leroy vdab

Short presentations members Steering Group:
Slide about the need of Chain 5 nienhuis
Chain5 – Conf-England-March-18 davy sg

Beehives – Presentation – Chain5- March-18
workshop wbl
workshop brick level 5
Chain5_transforming_EQF5_education_in_Flanders vlhora
180308 CHAIN5 nhl stenden spithost
Chain5 – Workbased Learning with Realdolmen and Odisee – yro
IVAN_1718_Chain5 UCLL
CHAIN5 – diversity – UCLL
Workshop 1 – Reform in vocational colleges in Norway – Status March 2018

And as annex for workshop 1:
Suggested Measures on transitions in the Norwegian White paper on Vocational Colleges Complete

Call for articles:

International Summer Leadership Academy 2018
From 9 till 23 June the annual ISLA will take place, including a study trip to Ireland, Paris and the Netherlands. One of the main events during this trip will be the EQF-level 5 Forum in Dublin, in 12 and 13 June on the campus of Griffith College. There will be contributions from the USA, China, Ireland and the Netherlands.
For information about this ISLA and the Forum you can send an e-mail to info@leido.nl.
In the next newsletter more background information will be provided.

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: https://www.be-twin2.eu/en/

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