Honorary Members

André Schoonhoven

During my career, people and their personal development, have been in the centre. First as a social worker, with homeless children and people addicted to drugs and alcohol. I witnessed the strengths and also the vulnerability of human beings. As a teacher working with students, helping them to understand themselves and develop their skills and …

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Santiago García

Santiago García was the Spanish National Representative from 2014 to 2016 and EfVET President from September 2016 to August 2018. Those two years were full of great experiences and hard work in his memories: “It was the time when, in collaboration with the European Commission, the platform of VET providers, VET4EU2, gave birth to the …

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Raimo Sivonen

Twenty years ago, in 2000, it was the first time I sat in the EFVET conference. Conference facilities were in CEDEFOP head-quarters in Thessaloniki, Greece. On that time I was in charge of the international activities of my college and I took my job seriously. During the conference, I asked an Irish fellow sitting beside me …

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Peter Hodgson

Born 1951 in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK. Graduated with a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from Hatfield Polytechnic in 1973 and a Post Graduate Diploma in National and Regional Economic Planning followed by a short period in Social Development with a UK New Town Development Corporation before entering the world of Vocational Education and Training as a Senior Manager and subsequently Vice Principal of a …

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Louise Rosthøj

Louise Rosthøj was a senior manager at a technical college in southern Copenhagen, Denmark with international relations as a major area of work. She was a member of the Steering Committee from 2002 until her retirement in 2009. Louise managed several projects involving student and/or teacher exchange, mostly under the Comenius programme. EfVET proved to …

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Liisa Metsola

Liisa Metsola has been the treasurer of EfVET from 2016 to 2020 for two mandates. She holds a Master’s degree in English Philology from Jyväskylä University; special needs teacher degree from Häme University of Applied Sciences, and an MBA in Educational Leadership from Jyväskylä University. She works as a development director at Invalidisäätiö (Vocational College Live) in …

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Kent Andersen

Developer of resources for Computer Assisted Language Learning since 1982. He was awarded the “European Label” in 1999 for a CLIL project named the “Web Page Task”. Kent has authored/co-authored and coordinated twelve successful EC co-funded project applications, most of them having EfVET as the dissemination partner. One project, POOLS, was awarded the European Silver …

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