Speakers

Pirkko Pyörälä

Policy Officer, European Commission

Ms. Pirkko Pyörälä works as a Policy Officer in charge of youth employment policy and traineeship policy at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. Her main field of work consists of monitoring and supporting the implementation of the Youth Guarantee and the Quality Framework for Traineeships in EU Member States.

In her earlier career at the Commission, Ms Pyörälä has worked on various Education and Training policies and programmes, such as vocational education and training and higher education policies, and Erasmus and Leonardo da Vinci programmes. Ms Pyörälä holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Turku (Finland).