Promoting Common Values through Education and Culture - Eastern Partnership conference
Tuesday, 25 June, 2019 - 09:30 to 26 Jun 2019
Eastern Partnership (EaP) 10 years logo

Background

The Eastern Partnership brings the EU and its 28 Member States together with six countries to the EU’s east: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

In 2019 the Eastern Partnership is celebrating ten years of common activities that aim to strengthen the relationship between all these 34 countries and their people. One of the anniversary events is “Promoting Common Values through Education and Culture”, a conference taking place in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 25 and 26 June 2019.

The conference considers how cooperation in the fields of education, youth and culture can strengthen citizenship, common values and inclusiveness, looking both at policies and practice.

Discussions start by focusing on fundamental values and the way these are echoed – or threatened – in education and research, democratic participation, civic engagement, critical thinking and media literacy. The second day looks at inclusive education, social cohesion and gender, as well as the role of teachers and culture in promoting and fostering common values.

Speakers comprise decision-makers, administrators, practitioners and academics from the six EaP countries, EU Member States and the EU administration. The conference’s opening session features the EU’s Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, the Georgian Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport Mikheil Batiashvili, and the EU’s Ambassador to Georgia, Carl Hartzell.

Day 1 - 25/06/2019

09:3010:00
Registration
10:0010:30
Welcome speeches
  • Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
  • Mikheil Batiashvili, Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia
  • Carl Hartzell, Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia
10:3011:00
Keynote speech: “Taking the Fundamental Values of the European Union Seriously”
  • Prof. Dr. Jan Wouters, Jean Monnet Chair ad personam EU and Global Governance Full Professor of International Law and International Organisations Director, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies - Institute for International Law, KU Leuven - Presentation
11:0011:25
Coffee break
11:2511:30
Family Picture
11:3013:00
Panel discussion

Moderator

  • Natia Zedginidze, Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia

Speakers

  • Lusine Arakelyan, Deputy Minister of Science, Education, Culture and Sports of the Republic of Armenia
  • Yuriy Rashkevych, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine
  • Firudin Gurbanov, Deputy Minister of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Audrone Perkauskiene, Head of Eastern Partnership - Regional Cooperation and OSCE Division, European External Action Service
13:0014:30
Lunch
14:3016:00
Parallel sessions

Integrity in Education and Research

Moderator

  • Antra Mengele, Erasmus+ National Agency, Latvia
  • Lana Karlova, National Erasmus+ Office, Armenia

Rapporteur

  • Anna Gevorgyan, Higher Education Reform Expert, Institute of Public Policy, Armenia

Speakers

  • Dr. Mychhailo Wynnyckyj, Higher Education Reform Expert, Head of the Secretariat of the National Quality Assurance Agency, Ukraine - Presentation
  • Ketevan Darakhvelidze, Higher Education Reform Expert, Ilia State University, Georgia - Presentation
  • Prof. Tamar Bregvadze, Higher Education Reform Expert, Ilia State University, Georgia
  • Ulad Vialichka and Vladimir Dounaev, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum
  • Daniel Lindblom, European Students’ Union

Education for Democratic Participation and Civic Engagement

Moderator

  • Gerry O’Sullivan, Erasmus+ National Agency, Ireland
  • Claudia Melinte, National Erasmus+ Office, Republic of Moldova

Rapporteur

  • Oksana Krayevska, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine

Speakers

  • Luisa de Bivar Black, Council of Europe’s expert - Presentation
  • Prof. Audrey Osler, University of Leeds - Presentation
  • Dr. Kateryna Tryma, Institute of Higher Education, National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine - Presentation
  • Olena Lazorenko, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum - Presentation

Critical Thinking and Media Literacy

Moderator

  • João Santos, Erasmus+ National Agency, Portugal
  • Parviz Baghirov, National Erasmus+ Office, Azerbaijan

Rapporteur

  • Kristine Gevorgyan, Higher Education Reform Expert (HERE), Yerevan State University, Armenia

Speakers

  • Prof. Julian McDougall, Bournemouth University - Presentation
  • Artur Gurau, President of Digital Communication Network, CEO Granat - Presentation
  • Guoda Lomanaite, Director of Erasmus+ National Agency for Youth, Lithuania - Presentation
16:0016:30
Coffee break
16:3018:00
Parallel sessions

Integrity in Education and Research

Moderator

  • Antra Mengele, Erasmus+ National Agency, Latvia
  • Lana Karlova, National Erasmus+ Office, Armenia

Rapporteur

  • Anna Gevorgyan, Higher Education Reform Expert, Institute of Public Policy, Armenia

Speakers

  • Dr. Sanna Kaisa Spoof, European Network of Research Integrity Offices (ENRIO) - Presentation
  • Prof. Davit Pipoyan, National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia - Presentation
  • Oleg Shatberashvili, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum - Presentation

Education for Democratic Participation and Civic Engagement

Moderator

  • Gerry O’Sullivan, Erasmus+ National Agency, Ireland
  • Claudia Melinte, National Erasmus+ Office, Republic of Moldova

Rapporteur

  • Oksana Krayevska, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine

Speakers

  • Dr. Paweł Poszytek, General Director, Foundation for the Development of the Education System, Erasmus+ National Agency, Poland
  • Dr. Rhonda Sofer, Gordon Academic College of Educations - Presentation
  • Petro Kendzor, Association Nova Doba, Ukraine - Presentation
  • Grigor Yeritsyan, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum - Presentation

Critical Thinking and Media Literacy

Moderator

  • João Santos, Erasmus+ National Agency, Portugal
  • Parviz Baghirov, National Erasmus+ Office, Azerbaijan

Rapporteur

  • Kristine Gevorgyan, Higher Education Reform Expert (HERE), Yerevan State University, Armenia

Speakers

  • Tessa Jolls, Center for Media Literacy, President and CEO - Presentation
  • Prof. Rodica Crudu, Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova
  • Lusine Grigoryan, Media Initiatives Center, Armenia - Presentation
  • Olena Melnyk, Oleksandr Dovzhenko Hlukhiv National Pedagogical University - Presentation
18:0018:30
Wrap-up session
  • Anna Gevorgyan, HERE, Institute of Public Policy, Armenia
  • Oksana Krayevska, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine
  • Kristine Gevorgyan, HERE, Yerevan State University, Armenia
19:3020:00
Transfer to the restaurant
20:0022:00
Dinner
09:0009:30
Welcome coffee
09:3010:15
Opening speech
  • Dr. Giselle Bosse, Director Centre for European Research in Maastricht (CERiM), Visiting Professor College of Europe – Bruges - Presentation
  • Dr. Sergi Kapanadze, Jean Monnet Professor, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia
10:1510:30
Screening of the Video - EU Values
10:3012:45
Parallel sessions

Inclusive Education, Social Cohesion and Gender

Moderator

  • Dr. Lika Glonti, National Erasmus+ Office, Georgia

Rapporteur

  • Silva Viilup, Archimedes Foundation, Erasmus+ National Agency, Estonia

Speakers

  • Andrij Pavlovych, Coordinator, SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Center
  • Prof. Volodymyr Bahrushyn, Zaporizhia National Technical University, Ukrainian National HERE Team - Presentation
  • Prof. Ulviyya Mikayilova, ADA University/Center for Innovations in Education, Azerbaijan - Presentation
  • Irina Solomatina, Belarusian Organisation of Working Women • Koka Kapanadze, One Young World Peace Ambassador
  • Andriano Marian, Musical Choral Association from Moldova

Role of Teachers in Promoting Common Values

Moderator

  • Dr. Márton Beke, Tempus Public Foundation, Erasmus+ National Agency, Hungary
  • Petro Krainik, National Erasmus+ Office, Ukraine

Rapporteur

  • Antra Mengele, Erasmus+ National Agency, Latvia

Speakers

  • Dr. Maria Diacon, Tiraspol State University, Republic of Moldova
  • Prof. Armen Budaghyan, Yerevan State University, Armenia
  • Anastasia Zakharchenko, eTwinning Plus Ukraine - Presentation
  • Nigar Abbaszade, Vice-Rector of Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University - Presentation
  • Natalia Gutaruk, Zaporizskiy Sichoviy Colegium, Ambassador of eTwinning Plus, Ukraine
  • Nino Chikhladze and Sopo Khvedelidze, eTwinning Plus, Georgia - Presentation

Role of Culture in Fostering Common Values

Moderator

  • João Santos, Erasmus+ National Agency, Portugal
  • Ketevan Shengelia, Creative Europe Desk, Georgia

Rapporteur

  • Dr. Oliver Reisner, Ilia State University Tbilisi, Georgia

Speakers

  • Archil Khetaguri, Director of CineDoc Film Festival, Georgia - Presentation
  • Prof. Olha Kopiievska, National Academy of Top Staff of Culture and Arts, Ukraine - Presentation
  • Prof. Valentina Ciumacenco, Free International University of Moldova - Presentations
  • Dr. Stsiapan Stureika, ICOMOS-Belarus NC, European Humanities University - Presentation
  • Dźmitry Vinsent Papko, One Young World Peace Ambassador, Belarus - Presentation
  • Olena Lazorenko, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum
  • Tsolak Mlke-Galstyan, Art Director, MIHR Theatre, Armenia
12:4513:15
Wrap-up session
  • Silva Viilup, Archimedes Foundation, Erasmus+ National Agency, Estonia
  • Antra Mengele, Erasmus+ National Agency, Latvia
  • Dr. Oliver Reisner, Ilia State University Tbilisi, Georgia
13:1513:30
Concluding remarks
  • Patricia Reilly, Deputy Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Navracsics, European Commission
13:3015:00
Farewell cocktail

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