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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Draft 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

Demographics: how many teachers for how many pupils in tomorrow’s Europe?

11:0012:15
Parallel session 1c

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

11:0012:15
Parallel session 1d

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

11:0012:15
Parallel session 1e

The impact of wonders 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 - Full STE(A)M ahead: how to make science more attractive in the EU?
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

Who is afraid of new technologies in the classroom: the challenges of ICT and AI.

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 Social Partners 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