SEE Into the Future 2014

SEE into the Future

Join our exciting initiative in Eastern and Southern Europe and Central Asia that addresses important issues around skills, entrepreneurship and employment. Together with our international partners we will bring some of the best minds together from government, universities, colleges and business in Kazakhstan, the UK and neighbouring countries.

The SEE Into the Future Astana conference took place on 18 and 19 November 2014 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Find out more about the conference .

#SeeIntoTheFuture is much more than a conference, however. 

If you are a student or a UK alumnus, we recommend you to watch our recorded online discussions with universities and businesses. 

And read what UK and international experts have to say about the current state of skills, entrepreneurship and employment in our series of online articles. 

In fact, we have something for everyone – visit our web-site and #SeeIntoTheFuture with us.


SEE into the Future İstanbul - February 2014

With youth unemployment rocketing up to 60% in some countries, government policy-makers, educators, and business leaders across Europe are striving to find solutions that will help them secure a vibrant economic future.

SEE Into the Future was organised by the British Council in partnership with the Council of Higher Education, Republic of Turkey and brought together policy-makers, business leaders and education professionals from Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Delegates exchanged ideas and discussed solutions for encouraging youth employment, developing 21st century skills and nurturing the entrepreneurs of the future.

Where can I find out more?

Take a look at keynotes and interviews from SEE into the Future Istanbul held in February 2014. Videos include:

  • Video address by Mr László Andor, at the time EU Commissioner Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, 
  • Opening speeches by Michael Bird, OBE, British Council Director Wider Europe and Prof Mehmet Bulut, Executive Board, Council of Higher Education, Republic of Turkey
  • Presentation by Mr Jean-François Lebrun, Advisor to Director Europe 2020: Employment Policies Directorate, DG Employment
  • Presentation by Prof. Dame Julia King, Vice Chancellor Aston University and Chair Universities UK Employability, Business and Industry Policy Network
  • Presentation by Mr Brian Wisdom, CEO People 1st, the UK’s hospitality and tourism sector skills Council

and many other interesting speakers. 

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