Second European Education Summit
26 Sep 2019 09:00 - 18:30, Brussels, Belgium
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Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, will host the second European Education Summit on 26 September 2019 in Brussels. This second edition will focus on the teaching profession.

What challenges are teachers facing today – and what are future developments we need to anticipate? Are teachers adequately recognised by society? Do they receive the support they need? What is their role in bridging education and active participation in society and labour market?

These are just some of the questions to be explored in a discussion led by teachers - along with ministers, academics and civil servants.

During the Summit, Commissioner Navracsics will present the Education and Training Monitor 2019.  The Monitor investigates how well teachers are faring, and builds on - among other research - the latest results of the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey data. Read the current edition of the Education and Training Monitor (2018) to learn more. As every year since 2001, we will also celebrate on 26 September the European Day of Languages.

The Summit will take place at:

The Square
Place du Mont Des Arts
1000, Brussels
Belgium

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Programme

Day 1 - 26/09/2019

08:3009:00
Registration
09:0009:10
Opening statement
09:1009:50
Keynote interventions
09:5010:00
Greetings from the Finnish Presidency
10:0010:00
First block - A diagnosis of the teacher profession

Excellence, motivation, autonomy and prestige, what is the recipe to make this profession more attractive.

10:0011:00
High-level panel 1 - Teachers: the neglected cornerstones of the European Education Area?
11:0012:15
Parallel session 1a

Who is afraid of becoming a teacher: what else matters beyond salaries?

11:0012:15
Parallel session 1b

Teaching is teamwork: the role of school directors and parents.

11:0012:15
Parallel session 1c

Excellent training for excellent teachers: continuous professional development for an attractive profession.

11:0012:15
Parallel session 1d

The importance of wonder in a world with more screens than windows.

12:1513:00
Presentation of the 2019 Education and Training Monitor
14:3014:30
Second block - Challenges facing teachers for today’s and tomorrow’s education
14:3015:20
High-level panel 2a - Teaching foreign languages in schools: a must or a luxury?
14:3015:20
High-level panel 2b - Who is afraid of new technologies in the classroom: the challenges of ICT.
15:3016:10
Parallel session 2a

Erasmus+: Mobility for teachers and pupils from eTwinning to physical mobility

15:3016:10
Parallel session 2b

More culture in the classroom: better results, more inclusion?

15:3016:10
Parallel session 2c

European Universities: a game changer for Higher Education in Europe?

15:3016:10
Parallel session 2d

Full STE(A)M ahead: how to make science more attractive in the EU?

15:3016:10
Parallel session 2e

Teaching in rural areas: challenges and solutions to keep rural areas alive.

16:2017:10
Parallel session 3a

Inclusive education: does the social elevator still work?

16:2017:10
Parallel session 3b

Neurosciences: brain based learning, the next evolution in education?

16:2017:10
Parallel session 3c

Do teachers have the blues? The civil society point of view.

16:2017:10
Parallel session 3d

Teachers, what about Europe? Why and how bring Europe closer to pupils.

16:2017:10
Parallel session 3e

Teaching common values, promoting a common sense of belonging in diverse classrooms.

17:2018:10
Parallel session 4a

Vocational Excellence: Skills-ecosystems for innovation and social-inclusion.

17:2018:10
Parallel session 4b

The importance of regional and minority languages in Europe: why they belong in the classroom and not museums.

17:2018:10
Parallel session 4c

Schools and companies: why and how to bring them closer?

17:2018:10
Parallel session 4d

A healthy lifestyle: a given or something to be taught?

17:2018:10
Parallel session 4e

For the best start in life: quality and staff development in early childhood education

18:2018:20
Closing remarks and way forward

Speakers

Amanda Spielman, Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills, United Kingdom.
Amanda Spielman
Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills, United Kingdom.
Ann Dooms
Ann Dooms
Mathematician, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
Anne Borg
Anne Borg
Pro-Rector for Education at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.
Carmen Ion
Carmen Ion
Literature teacher, founder of Boovie short film festival, Romania.
Catherine L’Ecuyer, Author, psychologist, expert in the field of digital technology and minors, Canada.
Catherine L’Ecuyer
Bestselling author, Doctor in education and psychology, expert on the impact of digital technology in childhood, Spain and Canada.
Céline Rebiere
Céline Rebiere
Primary school teacher and certified trainer for future teachers, France.
Cor J. W. Meijer, Director, European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education, Netherlands.
Cor J. W. Meijer
Director, European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education, Netherlands.
Csaba Borboly
Csaba Borboly
Member, European Committee of the Regions, president of the Harghita County Council, Romania.
Daniel Wisniewski
Daniel Wisniewski
General Secretary, European Federation of Education Employers, Poland.
Fabrice Jaumont
Fabrice Jaumont
Researcher, author on multilingualism and diplomat, France.
Gábor Balogh
Gábor Balogh
Olympic medallist, president of the Hungarian National School, University and Leisure Sport Federation.
Inger Enkvist, Professor of Spanish at Lund University, Sweden.
Inger Enkvist
Professor of Spanish at Lund University, Sweden.
Irina Pravet, language coach, Finland.
Irina Pravet
Language coach, Finland.
Dr. Jari Lavonen, Professor of Physics and Chemistry Education, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Dr Jari Lavonen
Professor of Physics and Chemistry Education, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Jean-Baptiste Nouailhac
Jean-Baptiste Nouailhac
Director, Cours Clovis, co-founder and director, Espérance Ruralités Foundation, France.
José Angel Agudo Ríos
José Angel Agudo Ríos
Coordinator, Lycée International des Pontonniers, Spain.
Klaus Heeger, Secretary General, European Federation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI), Estonia.
Klaus Heeger
Secretary General, European Federation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI), Estonia. ...
Loránt Vincze, President of the Federal Union of European Nationalities and a Member of the European Parliament, Romania.
Loránt Vincze
President of the Federal Union of European Nationalities and a Member of the European Parliament, Romania.
Magdalena Stasiak
Magdalena Stasiak
Primary school teacher of English, Poland.
Maria João Horta
Maria João Horta
Deputy Director-General in the Directorate-General for Education of Portugal, Portugal.
Mario Monti, President, Bocconi University and Senator for life of the Italian Republic.
Mario Monti
President, Bocconi University and Senator for life of the Italian Republic.
Pasi Sahlberg, Professor of Education Policy and Research Director, Gonski Institute for Education of the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Pasi Sahlberg
Professor of Education Policy and Research Director, Gonski Institute for Education of the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Paul Videsott, Professor for Romance Philology and Ladin at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.
Paul Videsott
Professor for Romance Philology and Ladin at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.
Przemysław Staroń
Przemysław Staroń
High school teacher and coach, current Teacher of the Year, Poland.
Sander Van Rooijen
Sander Van Rooijen
Policy advisor and researcher for Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group, Netherlands.
Dr Shyamal Majumdar
Dr Shyamal Majumdar
Head of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, India.
Vittoria Volterrani, eTwinning Ambassador and a teacher trainer from Piacenza, Italy.
Vittoria Volterrani
eTwinning Ambassador and a teacher trainer from Piacenza, Italy.