European Innovative Teaching Award ceremony

20 October 2021, 10:00-12:00

Online event

European Innovative Teaching Award
 

Congratulations to the 2021 laureates!

The 104 laureates of the 2021 edition of the European Innovative Teaching Award were announced by European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, and Slovenian Minister of Education, Science and Sport, Dr. Simona Kustec, during its official launch event on 16 September 2021. 

To celebrate their achievements, we warmly invite you to join us for the online award ceremony on 20 October at 10:00-12:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST). 

Prior registration will not be required to watch the live web streaming, which will be available in English only.

Laureats / European Innovative Teaching Awards 2021 / European Commission

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Programme

Moderator: Olaf Bruns - Freelance journalist


Welcome to the European Innovative Teaching Award ceremony

  • Mariya Gabriel - European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
  • Dr. Simona Kustec - Slovenian Minister of Education, Science and Sport

Presentation of the winning projects (part 1) and discussion with awardees 

  • Croatian laureate in the secondary education category
    Project: ‘IMAGINE’, coordinated by high school Dr. Ivana Kranjčeva, Đurđevci in Croatia in collaboration with partners from Sweden, Italy, France, Spain and Romania.
  • Estonian laureate in the secondary education category
    Project: ‘Teacher Professional Development in the Light of New Pedagogies’, coordinated by Tartu Tamme Gymnasium in Estonia in collaboration with partners from Spain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy and the United Kingdom.
  • Hungarian laureate in the secondary education category
    Project: ‘Adapting e-learning and social network-based internet applications to teaching the German language in secondary schools’, coordinated by Zalaegerszegi Zrínyi Miklós Gimnázium in Hungary in collaboration with partners from Germany.

Keynote speech

  • Svenia Busson - Co-founder, LearnSpace and the European EdTech Alliance 

Presentation of the winning projects (part 2) and discussion with awardees 

  • Dutch laureate in the vocational education and training schools category
    Project: ‘Engineering Mobility for All (EMEU4ALL)’, coordinated by EMEU in the Netherlands in collaboration with partners from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.
  • Slovenian laureate in the primary education category
    Project: 'Challenge 21st Century Competences’, coordinated by primary school Bistrica ob Sotli in Slovenia in collaboration with partners from Croatia.
  • ​​​Spanish laureate in the early childhood education and care category
    Project: ‘Planning and Integrating ICT in Kindergartens and Primary Schools’, coordinated by CEIP San Pablo, Murcia in Spain in collaboration with partners from Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Portugal.

Closing remarks

  • Themis Christophidou - Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC), European Commission


Background

The European Innovative Teaching Award is a new European Commission policy initiative, which aims to highlight and reward the work of teachers and schools and to showcase innovative teaching practices. 

It also provides an opportunity to highlight the benefits of European cooperation in education through transnational activities.

The European Innovative Teaching Award is an annual flagship event of the European Education Area, the EU’s shared vision for a modern and inclusive European education and training sector fit to face the digital and green transitions, It is funded by the Erasmus+ programme.

Speakers

Olaf Bruns

Freelance journalist.

Biography

Svenia Busson

Co-founder, LearnSpace and the European EdTech Alliance

Biography

Themis Christophidou

Director-General, DG EAC, European Commission.

Biography

Olaf Bruns

Freelance journalist.

Biography

Olaf Bruns is a Brussels-based journalist. A former Deputy Head of the Brussels office of the international TV news broadcaster, Euronews, he now works as a freelancer. Amongst others, he writes for the European Green Journal and is the Deputy Editor-in-chief of the quarterly magazine, Progressive Post.

He provides Media Training via Crown Media and teaches journalism at the Brussels-based media school, IHECS. He holds a master’s degree in Social Anthropology from Paris XIII University with several years of social science research work in various African countries.

Svenia Busson

Co-founder, LearnSpace and the European EdTech Alliance

Biography

Svenia Busson is a global learning innovation explorer. She has travelled to 19 countries to find the most innovative teaching and learning practices. She is the author of ‘Exploring the Future of Education’, a book about education innovations from Europe, and founded LearnSpace, a learning innovation hub in Paris. Svenia also founded Edtech France and the European Edtech Alliance. 

Themis Christophidou

Director-General, DG EAC, European Commission.

Biography

Themis Christophidou has been the Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission since March 2018. She is a civil engineer with 35 years of experience in private and public sector management.

After having worked in the private sector for 15 years, she joined the European Commission in 2001. During the last 20 years, she has held various positions, including in the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, as Head of Cabinet of the Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and as Head of Cabinet of the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management.

Themis Christophidou is an alumna of the civil engineering faculty of the Metsovio Polytechnic University of Athens. Born in Famagusta, Cyprus, she is trilingual, being fluent in Greek, French and English.

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Related content

European Innovative Teaching Award launch event (16 September 2021)

European Innovative Teaching Award

European Education Area 

Erasmus+ programme
 


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