The European Training Foundation is back at the annual IIAS-Lien conference. This year’s theme is ‘Effective, Accountable and Inclusive Governance’ and the meeting is taking place at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. This major event is organised by the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) and the Lien Foundation.
Opening the conference, Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore explained to the audience of over 550 participants from all over the world that "Good governance has enabled a small island nation without any natural resources, that depended solely on its people, to succeed". "If we can empower individuals to reach their potential and harness their diverse strengths, our societies will become stronger and more united," he said.
The ETF was there as a supporting partner to organise three sessions on governance in vocational education and training, which was on the agenda for the first time. ETF lead expert on governance, Siria Taurelli explained, “Multilevel governance, public-private partnerships, decentralisation, school self-governance are all very relevant to vocational skills development.”