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Partner Meeting 1

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Attending Partner meeting 1 in Akureyri, Iceland. From left back row: Ari hallgrímsson (VMA, IS), Torkild Svorkmo-Lundberg (Charlottenlund, NO), Anna Sophie Hunstad (Charlottenlund, NO), Maarten Reckman (Het Idee, NL), Ellen de Vries Feyens (IFSAT, NL), Bas Timmers (IFSAT, NL), Philip Broomhead (Broadshoulders, UK). Front row from left: Harriet Jönsson (Axxell, FI), Tanja Halttunen (Axxell, FI), Hrafnhildur Sigurgeirsdóttir (VMA, IS), Jóhannes Árnason (VMA, IS), Mireille Rioual (Nantes Terre Atlantique, FR), Nicolas Bizeul (Nantes Terre Atlantique, FR). Missing from picture: Guðmundur Ingi Geirsson (VMA, IS).
Attending the seminar on workplacements.
Ingunn Helga Bjarnadóttir from the Municipality of Akureyri.

An introduction to the WorkQual project on VMA website.


The town of Akureyri is the leading town of Northern Iceland. Visit Akureyri has information about the area.
Here you find some photos from the town of Akureyri and surroundings.

Akureyri is a town of 18.000 people, a center for services in Northern Iceland.
Two colleges for students 16 - 20 or older
VMA is the Vocational College.
MA is the other one, a purely academic gymnasium type of school.
University of Akureyri is an important part of the services for the area.

Partner Meeting 1

Partner Meeting 1 was held at VMA Thursday and Friday, November 13th - 14th 2014.

Please look at the Agenda.

Margrét Jóhannsdóttir from RANNÍS, the Icelandic Erasmus + National Agency, explaining a few fundametal aspects of project work.

The VMA website had news about the meeting.

Seminar on workplacements. Friday November 14th 2014.

Please look at the slideshows used at the seminar.

9.30 - 12.00

Welcome and Introductions.

Jóhannes Árnason from VMA introduced the people attending, the partners involved in the project and the guests, many of whom are involved in public service in cooperation with VMA in Akureyri.

See a list of the people attending.

Jóhannes Árnason from VMA introduced the WorkQual Project.
A short slideshow explaing the WorkQual Project.

Tanja Halttunen from Axxell described their framework for workplacements.
Axxell´s framework for workplacements.

Soffía Gísladóttir Regional Director of the Directorate of Labour (Unemployment services) in Akureyri.
The Big Bang project and ideas about the cultrue clash between street culture and workplace/school culture.
Anne-Birgitte Nyhus Rohwedder Director of education and training from Randers Social- og Sundhedsskole - The school for assistants in social services and nursing, Randers Denmark.

About workplacements and the structure of the studies in Denmark.

Ingunn Helga Bjarnadóttir from the Akureyri Municipality.
Akureyri Municipality perspective.

Invitational letter to workplaces in Akureyri in Icelandic.