European Mentoring Summit 2016

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'A powerful tool for 21st century skills in an economic vital region'


On 17 / 18 March 2016, the European Mentoring Summit took place in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. The summit brought together professionals, practitioners, researchers, mentors, corporate partners, government and civic leaders who represent the mentoring movement.
The event lasted 2 days and incorporated three major themes:
•  Mentoring in an economic vital region
•  Developing research lines for Evidence-Based Mentoring
•  Mentoring, a powerful 21st century tool: best practices
The summit offered European mentoring organisations the chance to use todays’ opportunity to build new bridges together for the future. The summit was a second edition of a mentoring event in 2014.


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Results of the Summit


To get an idea of the results of the summit, you can take a look at the FILMS, download the PRESENTATIONS and check the participating mentoring network through this website.

Are you interested in the complete schedule of the Summit? Then you can download the programme booklet through this link.

You can get an impression of the day by checking the welcome speeches of mr Frank van Hout, chair of the day, mr. Henk Deinum, deputy mayor of Leeuwarden, and mr. Rob Lijzenga, mentor and ambassador or MentorProgramma Friesland.







An official event of the Netherlands EU Presidency 2016!


The European Mentoring Summit was an official event of the Netherlands EU Presidency period, and therefore used the official logo. The Netherlands holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 January to 30 June 2016.
The summit is due to this assignation at the same time part of the "Knowledge and Innovation Calendar" of the presidency period.



Launch of the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring


During the summit, the official launching of the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring took place. This Center will do research, will generate knowledge and share evidence-based methodology. In September 2015 the Frisian institutions for higher and vocational education signed a Memorandum of Understanding with prof. dr. Jean Rhodes, director of MENTOR/UMB Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring, and with Mr W. Kooyker, chairman of MENTOR. This MOU marks the collaboration between the Center in the US and the European Center.

More information about the Center, click here.


See you again!


Thank you for checking this website. Let us know if you have any questions or ideas.

Kind regards,
MentorProgramma Friesland and its collaborative partners VET Friesland College, VET Friese Poort, VET Nordwin College, NHL and Stenden Universities of Applied Sciences

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