Forum on the Future of Learning
24 Jan 2019 08:30 - 17:30, Hotel Crowne Plaza, Brussels


Organised at the initiative of Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport  by the European Commission, DG EAC, the event will provide an open platform for exchanges between education, training and youth stakeholders and policymakers. The main discussions will focus on key issues that education and training will be facing in Europe and beyond until 2030, including the challenges associated to demographics; inclusion and citizenship; technological change and the future of work; digitalisation of society; environmental concerns; and investments, reforms and governance.

The Forum will build on the work of the European Education and Training Expert Panel, which consists of independent experts from across Europe. The Panel members will present their findings on these six challenges and there will be an opportunity to provide input to the preparation of the new EU education and training cooperation framework beyond 2020. The Forum will also highlight some of the European Union’s main initiatives driving forward the future education and training, including non-formal and informal learning, in particular via the Erasmus programme. It will involve plenary sessions, a number of interactive workshops and plenty of networking opportunities.

Draft programme - subject to change

Day 1 - 24/01/2019

Participant registration
Opening statement

Tibor Navracsics– Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport

Keynote interventions

Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU (tbc)

Petra Kammerevert, chair of the Committee on Culture and Education, European Parliament (tbc)

Key stakeholder (tbc)

Objectives and programme of the Forum
Ted-talk teasers on the six thematic reports – Expert panel members (tbd)
Parallel sessions – 1st round: Presentation of Panel key findings and discussion with stakeholders

Demographic challenges, Inclusion and citizenship, Technological change and the future of work

Parallel sessions – 2nd round: Presentation of Panel key findings and discussion with stakeholders

Digitalisation of society, Environmental challenges, Investment, reforms and governance

Thematic discussion plenary

Feedback on the first two rounds of workshops and discussion with stakeholders

Parallel sessions – 3rd round: Presentation of future-oriented projects and discussion with stakeholders

European Universities and VET Centres of Excellence, Future-oriented projects and pilots at EU level, Future-oriented projects and pilots at national level

Final plenary

Closing remarks:  Themis Christophidou  – Director General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture