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26 September 2019

Brussels, Belgium

Teachers first: excellence and prestige for the European Education Area

Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, will host the second European Education Summit on 26 September 2019 at SQUARE - Brussels Convention Centre, Place du Mont Des Arts, 1000 Brussels, Belgium. This second edition of the Summit will focus on the teaching profession and is entitled: 

'Teachers first: excellence and prestige for the European Education Area'

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

These are just some of the questions to be explored in a discussion led by teachers with ministers, academics and civil servants at this year’s European Education Summit.

During the Summit, Commissioner Navracsics will present the 2019 Education and Training Monitor. The Monitor investigates how well teachers are faring, and builds on the latest results of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Teaching and Learning International Survey data, among other research. 

Alongside a number of in-depth discussions and keynote speeches, this year’s Summit will also include a workshop series entitled ‘The Classroom Experience’, which will examine innovative teaching methods and technology use enhancing modern learning experiences across Europe.

Due to limited capacity, the Summit is by invitation only, but there are plenty of ways in which you can keep up with what’s happening…

 

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On the run-up to, on and after 26 September 2019, we’ll be regularly updating this page to share insights from the 2019 European Education Summit. 

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What else will be happening?

We will also celebrate the European Day of Languages on 26 September 2019, which promotes linguistic and cultural diversity, intercultural awareness and language learning across the EU.

Both the European Education Summit and the European Day of Languages support ongoing efforts to create a European Education Area by 2025. In a crucial step, the European Commission has already proposed to increase the budget of the next Erasmus programme during the 2021-2027 legislative cycle.

Find out more

(Timings and sessions may be subject to change)

8:00 - 9:00   | Registration

9:00 - 9:10   | Opening statement

  • Tibor Navracsics - European Commissioner for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture.

9:10 - 9:50   | Keynote interventions

  • Mario Monti - President, Bocconi University, Senator for Life of the Italian Republic.
  • Christoph Schiebold - Teacher, International Montessori School, Brussels, Belgium.

9:50 - 10:00 | Greetings from the Finnish Presidency

  • Li Andersson - Minister of Education, Finland.
A diagnosis of the teaching profession: excellence, motivation, autonomy and prestige. How can we make teaching more attractive?

10:00 - 11:00 | High-level panel 1 - 'Teachers: the neglected cornerstones of the European Education Area?'

This high-level panel discussion will explore the crucial role of teachers in achieving the vision of creating a European Education Area by 2025, in particular by supporting the learning mobility of students and by fostering inclusive, innovative teaching practices.

  • Blaženka Divjak - Minister of Science and Education, Croatia.
  • Iris Eliisa Rauskala - Federal Minister of Education, Science and Research, Austria.
  • Jean-Michel Blanquer - Minister of Education and Youth, France.
  • Inger Enkvist - Professor of Spanish, Lund University, Sweden.
  • Pasi Sahlberg - Professor of Education Policy and Research Director, University of New South Wales, Australia.

11:10 - 12:05 | First parallel sessions

Competitive salaries and career progression are essential for attracting and retaining talent in the teaching profession, but other factors, such as job security and working conditions, are also crucial. This session considers these elements and how to make careers in teaching more attractive.

  • 1a - 'Who is afraid of becoming a teacher? What else matters beyond salaries?'

    Competitive salaries and career progression are essential for attracting and retaining talent in the teaching profession, but other factors, such as job security and working conditions, are also crucial. This session considers these elements and how to make careers in teaching more attractive.

    • Evarist Bartolo - Minister for Education and Employment, Malta.
    • Li Andersson - Minister of Education, Finland.
    • Margit Timakov - School teacher and vice-principal, Tallinn, Estonia.
    • Maria João Horta - Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for Education of Portugal.
  • 1b - 'Teaching is teamwork: the role of school directors and parents'

    Collaborative leadership structures encouraging cooperation among teachers are key to creating a ‘whole school approach’ characterised by inclusive learning environments. Participants will discuss how to foster a supportive, reflective environment for teachers, stakeholders and between schools.

    • Iben Lundager Rausgaard - Educational leader, Fredericia Gymnasium, Denmark.
    • Rodrigo Queiroz e Melo - CEO, Portuguese Association of Independent Schools (AEEP), Portugal.
    • Valérie Gardette - Vice-President, European Parent’s Association (EPA), France.
  • 1c - 'Excellent training for excellent teachers: continuous professional development for an attractive profession'

    Teaching is sometimes seen as having less opportunities for career progression and professional development than other skilled professions. This workshop will explore how the attractiveness of a teaching career might be enhanced by expanding the options for professional development.

    • Ilga Šuplinska - Minister of Education and Science, Latvia.
    • Jernej Pikalo - Minister for Education, Science, Youth and Sport, Slovenia
    • Jari Lavonen - Professor of Physics and Chemistry Education, University of Helsinki, Finland.
    • Jorrit Blaas - Teacher, policy officer, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Netherlands.
  • 1d - 'The importance of wonder in a world with more screens than windows' 

    This masterclass from Catherine l’Ecuyer will explore the concept of ‘wonder’ – children's innate, inner desire to learn and central motivation for action. The ‘wonder approach’ calls into question ideas about educational theory derived from neuroscience and brain-based learning.

    • Catherine l’Ecuyer - Best-selling author, Dr of Education and Psychology, Spain and Canada.

 12:15 - 13:00 | Presentation of the 2019 Education and Training Monitor

The quality of teachers is considered to be the single greatest factor within schools impacting students’ educational outcomes. Yet, across the EU, the teaching profession is facing several important challenges – shortages in staff, attracting and retaining talent, and ensuring continuous innovation in teaching and learning practices. This year’s Education and Training Monitor uses the latest Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) TALIS data on school environments, career progression, opportunities for lifelong learning and more to provide comparative insights into national education and training systems and policies across the EU.

  • Tibor Navracsics - European Commissioner for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture.

14:30 - 15:20 | Second High level panels

  • 2a - 'Teaching foreign languages in schools: a must or a luxury?'

    Language competences are at the heart of the ambitious vision to establish a European Education Area. Accordingly, the Council of the European Union recently adopted a Recommendation with the aim of making language teaching more efficient across the EU. But, how can Member States and individuals raise their ambition in this area? 

    • Anna Ekström - Minister for Education, Sweden.
    • María Isabel Celaá Diéguez - Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Spain.
    • Alex Rawlings - Author, blogger, polyglot, United Kingdom.
    • Fabrice Jaumont - Researcher, author on multilingualism, diplomat, France.
    • Irina Pravet - Language coach, Finland.
  • 2b - 'Who is afraid of new technologies in the classroom? The challenges of ICT and AI'

    Digital transformation continues to have a major impact on all aspects of society. Possessing digital skills has, for example, become essential to gaining employment on the modern labour market. Alongside the development of emerging technologies comes unique ways of improving access to quality education and training. However, national education institutions need to adapt to this transformation to be able reap its benefits. This High Level Panel will discuss how we can tackle the purposeful use of digital technology for reflective teaching and learning.

    • Mailis Reps - Minister of Education, Estonia.
    • Niki Kerameus - Minister of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, Greece.
    • Frédéric Panier - Junior partner, McKinsey and Co.
    • Przemysław Staroń - High school teacher and coach, current Teacher of the Year, Poland.
    • Wolfgang Schimpf - School Director, Max-Planck Gymnasium, Göttingen, Germany.

15:30 - 16:20 | Second parallel sessions

  • 2a - 'Erasmus+ mobility for teachers and pupils: from eTwinning to physical mobility'

    The  Erasmus+ programme supports mobility in education and training through physical exchanges for pupils and online tandem exchanges for teachers. Furthermore, eTwinning – part of Erasmus+ – has become one of the world’s largest collaborative platforms for teachers with around 700,000 members. This session takes stock of achievements to date regarding educational mobility and future developments foreseen during the next Erasmus+ programme period (2021-2027). 

    • José Angel Agudo - Project coordinator, Lycée international des Pontonniers, France.
    • Lidija Kralj - Assistant Minister, General Director, Ministry of Science and Education, Croatia.
    • Stéphanie Siklossy - Project Manager, Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange, Austria.
  • 2b - 'More culture in the classroom: better results, more inclusion?'

    Is culture a means or an ends to education? How can the study of culture and cultural heritage enhance and reinforce links between traditional subjects featuring on school curricula? Carmen Ion and Nunzia Nigro present two examples of how to engage pupils in learning, skills and social development using creative methods. 

    • Carmen Ion - Literature teacher, Founder, Boovie short film festival, Romania.
    • Nunzia Nigro - Director, Department of Education and Training Public Promotion, Rome Opera, Italy.
  • 2c - 'European Universities: a game changer for higher education in Europe?'

    Representatives of diverse higher education institutions (HEI) from across Europe belonging to three European University alliances will reflect upon their vision to transform university teaching to allow it to better adapt to future challenges. They consider how these actions might support the vision to create a European Education Area.

    • Pedro Duque Duque - Minister of Science, Innovation and Universities, Spain.
    • Ann De Schepper - Vice-Rector, University of Antwerp, Belgium.
    • Imre Hamar - Vice-Rector for international affairs, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Hungary.
    • Sigbritt Karlsson - 19th President, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
  • 2d - 'Full STE(A)M ahead: how to make science more attractive in the EU?'

    Integrating art and humanities subjects into STEM education through the STEAM approach may help to make studying science and pursuing a career in STEM-related fields more attractive across the EU. The panel will consider the challenges and opportunities for teaching professionals and policymakers in achieving this transformation of existing education structures.

    • Ann Dooms - Mathematician, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
    • Anne Borg - Acting Rector, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway.
    • Lena Nasiakou - Founder, Lena’s Moves, co-founder Maths & Moves and Maths in Motion, Greece, Netherlands.
    • Marc Durando - Executive Director, European Schoolnet, France.
  • 2e - 'Teaching in rural areas: challenges and solutions to keep rural areas alive'

    Schools are often the heart of rural communities connecting them to their broader region. In the context of ever-ageing societies and an ongoing trend towards urbanisation, schools face unique challenges requiring resolute and innovate policy responses – not least, ensuring the provision of quality training for teachers.

    • Csaba Borboly - Member of the European Committee of the Regions, President, Harghita County Council, Romania.
    • Jean-Baptiste Nouailhac - Director, Cours Clovis, Co-Founder and Director, Espérance Ruralités Foundation, France.
    • Vittoria Volterrani - eTwinning ambassador, teacher trainer, Piacenza, Italy.

16:30 - 17:20 | Third parallel sessions

  • 3a - 'Inclusive education: does the social elevator still work?'

    ‘Everyone has the right to inclusive and quality education, training and life-long learning’, states the first principle of the European Pillar of Social Rights. The panel will discuss contemporary challenges related to ensuring the inclusivity of education and explore possible avenues towards creating a community-based model for education institutions. 

    • Cor J. W. Meijer - Director, European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education, Netherlands.
    • Daisy Mertens - Primary school teacher, Netherlands.
    • Sindy Joyce - Member of President Michael D. Higgins’ Council of State, Ireland.
  • 3b - 'Neurosciences, brain-based learning: the next evolution in education?'

    ‘Brain-based learning’ refers to teaching methods, lesson design and school programmes supported by neuroscience research on the acquisition of knowledge and cognitive development. Acclaimed neuropsychologist, Dr Alvaro Bilbao, will consider the potential of brain-based learning as the next evolution in education, and debunk some myths about this emerging paradigm.

    • Álvaro Bilbao - Expert in brain development and care, certified instructor of the ‘Positive Discipline’, Spain.
  • 3c - 'Do teachers have the blues? Civil society’s point of view'

    Teachers and educators are catalysts for learning and the development of skills. Social partners and civil society members will share their knowledge on what is already being done to address teachers’ and educators’ needs, and what still needs to be addressed to restore the attractiveness and prestige of the teaching profession in Europe.

    • Daniel Wisniewski - General Secretary, European Federation of Education Employers, Poland.
    • Klaus Heeger - Secretary General, European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions, Germany.
    • Pavel Trantina - Professor for Romance Philology and Ladin, Italy.
    • Susan Flocken - European Director, European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE), France.
  • 3d - 'A healthy lifestyle: a given or something to be taught?'

    Physical activity is essential to create a healthier environment in schools, but how can we make our schools more active? Angeles García Álvarez, Gábor Balogh and George Adrian Oprea will offer food for thought on how to energise the school community.

    • Angeles Garcia - Headmistress of Miguel de Cervantes State School, Gijón, Spain.
    • Gábor Balogh - Olympic medallist, President, Hungarian National School, University and Leisure Sport Federation.
    • George Adrian Oprea - Non-formal education trainer, Romania.
  • 3e - 'Teaching common values, promoting a shared sense of belonging in diverse classrooms'

    Recent research shows that efforts to instil common values through school education are typically lacking and, often, unsystematic in approach when compared to the teaching of traditional subjects. In socially and culturally diverse areas it can be particularly difficult for teachers to ensure a shared sense of belonging and identity in the school environment. This may result in violent radicalisation. To what extent can teachers be expected to prevent radicalisation by fostering a shared sense of belonging?

    • Amanda Spielman - Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills, United Kingdom.
    • Barbara Lefebvre - History and Geography teacher, France.
    • Christiane Höhn - Principal Adviser to the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Council of the European Union.

17:30 - 18:20 | Fourth parallel sessions

  • 4a - 'Vocational excellence: skills-ecosystems for innovation and social inclusion'

    Rapid technological development, globalisation and climate change all call for innovative ideas to ensure that vocational education and training (VET) systems adapt to and help steer future societal developments. This session examines the initiative to establish transnational platforms of Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) in response to these, and other, societal challenges.

    • Adrijana Hodak - Board member of EUproVET, Slovenia.
    • Jorge Arévalo Turrillas - Deputy Minister of Vocational training, Basque Government, Euskadi region, Spain.
    • Pieter de Jong - EU representative, Wetsus and WaterCampus, Leeuwarden, Netherlands.
    • Shyamal Majumdar - Head of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, India.
  • 4b - 'The importance of regional and minority languages in Europe: why they belong in the classroom and not museums'

    Many EU Member States have schools successfully applying bilingual or trilingual education strategies, in which one language is a regional or minority language. A new Eurydice report examines some examples of policies and practices in Member States to promote the continued use of these languages. What lessons can be learned from the results of these measures?

    • Ans Wallinga - Frisian language teacher, Netherlands.
    • Loránt Vincze - President, Federal Union of European Nationalities, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Romania.
    • Paul Videsott - Professor for Romance Philology and Ladin, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.
  • 4c - 'Schools and companies: why and how bring them closer together?'

    Cooperation between schools and local businesses is one of the most important ways of reducing early school leaving and encouraging students to pursue STEM careers. This workshop will discuss best practice examples of private-public collaboration of this kind across the EU and will offer conclusions about the next steps for this form of collaboration in EU Member States.

    • Alexa Joyce - Leader on global strategy, Microsoft, Belgium.
    • Antti Korhonen - CEO, Co-Founder, xEdu, Finland.
    • Eleanor Walsh - Assistant manager, Business Action on Education, Business in the Community Ireland.
    • Maja Makovec Brenčič - Professor, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • 4d - 'Teachers, what about Europe? Why and how bring Europe closer to pupils?'

    Recent years have confirmed a trend across Europe: the European Union appears vague and unknown to many of its citizens, including young people. How can we change this pattern to ensure that pupils learn about the EU, from kindergarten to university and beyond? What role do stakeholders in Member States have to play in engaging citizens’ interest in and promoting the sharing of knowledge about the European project?

    • Lucja Karnelutti - Board member, Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU), Slovenia.
    • Yoana Konstantinova - Secondary school English teacher, Bulgaria.
    • Zorana Simić - Project manager, EUROSOC#DIGITAL, Germany.
  • 4e - 'For the best start in life: quality and staff development in early childhood education'

    Countries across Europe are working to increase access to and the quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC) provision. High-quality ECEC lays the foundation for further learning and success in life. This workshop will discuss the professionalisation of ECEC and the role of (continued) professional development in ensuring the best possible start in life.

    • Claude Meisch - Minister of Education, Childhood and Youth, Luxembourg.
    • Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca - President, Eurochild, Malta.
    • Nathalie Casso-Vicarini - Founder and leader, ‘Ensemble pour l'Education de la Petite Enfance’, France.

18:30 - 18:50 | Closing remarks and way forward

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

18:50 - 19:30 | Closing reception 

Workshop Series - The Classroom Experience

Morning session 

11:00 – 12:10 | Magritte Foyer (Playground Corner), SQUARE

  • 11:00 - 11:20 | Learn better with mindfulness 
    Céline Rebiere is the coordinator of the Erasmus+ project ‘Feel Better, Learn Better, Live Better’ and will show you how to promote well-being at school through mindfulness practices. After an introduction on how to teach self-awareness and emotional intelligence to students, experience the benefits of yoga and meditation for a healthier class back home.

  • 11:25 - 11:45 | Gamify your teaching!
    Have you ever tried to teach through the use of gamification? Mihaela Breaz, coordinator of the Erasmus+ vocational education and training (VET) project ‘Gamify Your Teaching’, will delve into the topic of entrepreneurship as a driver of innovation in society. Discover more through game-based learning and play the game to inspire future entrepreneurs.

  • 11:50 - 12:10 | Developing collaborative digital projects between schools 
    eTwinning offers a platform for school staff with a variety of secure digital tools. Join Siegfried Maillard, a French teacher, to explore the most exciting learning community in Europe and to find out how to easily connect students, teachers and your schools by taking part in collaborative digital projects.

11:00 – 12:10 | Cube Foyer (Whiteboard Corner), SQUARE

  • 11:00 - 11:20 | Raise the next renewable energy supporters!
    Are you looking for inspiration on how to make your students aware of climate change and to take action? Anja Warnke and Petra Meier, project managers of the Erasmus+ project 'Improving Teaching Methods in Europe ', will tackle the topic of renewable energy through games and exercises designed during the project, in which you take the role of the students.

  • 11:25 - 11:45 | Build your active school community
    Physical activity is essential to create a healthier environment in schools. But how can we make our schools more active? Bilyana Mileva, coordinator of the Erasmus+ project 'Active School Communities ', will provide food for thought on how to link schools with sport organisations and involve you in a fun 'energizer' game.

  • 11:50 - 12:10 | Make an impact with ‘bioplastics’ 
    Plastics are littering our environment, harming our planet and our health. Are there alternatives that our students should know about? Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral research fellow, Alexandra Peregrina Lavin, will delve into the world of 'BterBioPlastics' and demonstrate how to make science teaching more impactful and fun.

Afternoon session 

14:00 – 15:30 | Cube Foyer (Whiteboard Corner), SQUARE

  • 14:00 - 14:20 | Teaching the EU in a fun way 
    The new 24-language Learning Corner website is dedicated to presenting the EU in a fun way. Children aged 5 to 18 and their teachers can discover a rich repository of games, quizzes and materials focusing on the EU and its benefits. Find out how you can best use the Learning Corner in your classroom, with Marianne Hintjens, a Belgian teacher.

  • 14:25 - 14:45 | Getting to know Europe and Europeans 
    Magdalena Stasiak is the coordinator of 'Discovering Europe', an Erasmus+ project that has designed several activities for students to know more about Europe and Europeans. She will inspire you across her European journey and will help you to design the next activity to take back to your school.

  • 14:50 - 15:10 | Living side by side as citizens of Europe 
    Join Anja Warnke, project manager of the Erasmus+ project 'Improving Teaching Methods in Europe', and her project partner, Petra Meier, to explore the opportunities and challenges of different cultures living side-by-side in Europe and to find out more about 'cooperative learning'.

  • 15:10 - 15:30 | Let’s do it together: unity in diversity 
    We all know that cooperation and understanding are key ingredients to build an inclusive society. How can we share this message with students in the classroom? Sander van Rooijen – researcher of the Erasmus+ project 'Cohesion' – will take you through a role play in which two teams will experience the essence of togetherness.

14:30 – 15:40 | Magritte Foyer (Playground Corner), SQUARE

  • 14:30 - 14:50 | Bringing Europe’s cultural heritage into the classroom
    As part of the legacy of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, the European Commission has developed exciting activities to promote cultural heritage among teachers and students. Explore Europe’s Cultural Heritage Toolkit to find out how to make teaching culture more fun back home.​​​​

  • 14:55 - 15:15 | Enabling teachers with tools for inclusion
    Discover the European Toolkit for Schools, which provides you with a range of materials designed to help and inspire you to promote inclusive education and to tackle early school leaving. Learn how to use this online resource in a variety of situations, with Aristea Politi, from the European Commission.

  • 15:20 - 15:40 | SELFIE: supporting schools in the digital age
    Join this workshop with project leader, Deirdre Hodson, to learn about SELFIE, the free online self-reflection tool, which helps schools to see their progress in integrating digital technologies into teaching and learning. By collecting the views of teachers, school leaders and students, SELFIE gives the whole school community the chance to share their evaluation of technology use in the classroom.

SPEAKERS

8:00-9:00
26 Sep
Registration
Entrance
9:00-9:15
26 Sep
Opening statement
Room 1
9:15-9:45
26 Sep
Keynote interventions
Room 1
9:45-10:00
26 Sep
Greetings from the Finnish Presidency
Room 1

10:00-12:00
26 Sep
First block - 'A diagnosis of the teacher profession'
Various

A diagnosis of the teaching profession: excellence, motivation, autonomy and prestige - what is the recipe to make this profession more attractive?

10:00-11:00
26 Sep
First High-level panel - Teachers: the neglected cornerstones of the European Education Area
TBD

First block - A diagnosis of the teaching profession: excellence, motivation, autonomy and prestige - what is the recipe to make this profession more attractive?

11:00-12:00
26 Sep

12:15-13:00
26 Sep
Presentation of the 2019 Education and Training Monitor
TBD
14:30-16:30
26 Sep
Second block - Challenges facing teachers for today’s and tomorrow’s education
Various
14:30-15:30
26 Sep
15:30-16:30
26 Sep
16:30-17:30
26 Sep
17:30-18:30
26 Sep

18:30-19:00
26 Sep
Closing remarks and way forward
TBD
19:00-19:30
26 Sep
Closing reception
TBD
11:00-15:30
26 Sep

Tibor Navracsics

European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.

Biography

Themis Christophidou

Director-General, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC), European Commission.

Biography

Mario Monti

President, Bocconi University, Senator for Life of the Italian Republic.

Biography

Li Andersson

Minister of Education, Finland.

Biography

Christoph Schiebold

Teacher, International Montessori School, Brussels, Belgium.

Biography

Adrijana Hodak

Board member of EUproVET, Slovenia.

Biography

Alexa Joyce

Leader on global strategy, Microsoft, Belgium.

Biography

Alex Rawlings

Author, blogger, polyglot, United Kingdom.

Biography

Álvaro Bilbao

Expert in brain development and care, certified instructor of the ‘Positive Discipline’, Spain.

Biography

Amanda Spielman

Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills, United Kingdom.

Biography

Angeles Garcia

Headmistress of Miguel de Cervantes State School, Gijón, Spain.

Biography

Anja Warnke

Secondary school teacher of Physical Education and French, Germany.

Biography

Ann De Schepper

Vice-Rector, University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Biography

Ann Dooms

Mathematician, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium.

Biography

Anne Borg

Acting Rector, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway.

Biography

Ans Wallinga

Frisian language teacher, Netherlands.

Biography

Antti Korhonen

CEO, Co-Founder, xEdu, Finland.

Biography

Barbara Lefebvre

History and Geography teacher, France.

Biography

Bilyana Mileva

Project manager, association BG Be Active, Bulgaria.

Biography

Blaženka Divjak

Minister of Science and Education, Croatia.

Biography

Carmen Ion

Literature teacher, Founder, Boovie short film festival, Romania.

Biography

Catherine L’Ecuyer

Best-selling author, Dr of Education and Psychology, expert on the impact of digital technology on childhood, Spain and Canada.

Biography

Céline Rebiere

Primary school teacher and certified trainer for future teachers, France.

Biography

Christiane Höhn

Principal Adviser to the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Council of the European Union.

Biography

Cor J. W. Meijer

Director, European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education, Netherlands.

Biography

Csaba Borboly

Member of the European Committee of the Regions, President, Harghita County Council, Romania.

Biography

Daisy Mertens

Primary school teacher, Netherlands.

Biography

Daniel Wisniewski

General Secretary, European Federation of Education Employers, Poland.

Biography

Deirdre Hodson

SELFIE project leader, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC), European Commission.

Biography

Eleanor Walsh

Assistant manager, Business Action on Education, Business in the Community Ireland.

Biography

Fabrice Jaumont

Researcher, author on multilingualism, diplomat, France.

Biography

Frédéric Panier

Junior partner, McKinsey and Co.

Biography

Gábor Balogh

Olympic medallist, President, Hungarian National School, University and Leisure Sport Federation.

Biography

George Adrian Oprea

Non-formal education trainer, Romania.

Biography

Iben Lundager Rausgaard

Educational leader, Fredericia Gymnasium, Denmark.

Biography

Imre Hamar

Vice-Rector for international affairs, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Hungary.

Biography

Inger Enkvist

Professor of Spanish, Lund University, Sweden.

Biography

Irina Pravet

Language coach, Finland.

Biography

Jari Lavonen

Professor of Physics and Chemistry Education, University of Helsinki, Finland.

Biography

Jean-Baptiste Nouailhac

Director, Cours Clovis, co-founder and Director, Espérance Ruralités Foundation, France.

Biography

Jorge Arévalo Turrillas

Deputy Minister for Vocational training, Basque Government, Euskadi region, Spain.

Biography

Jorrit Blaas

Teacher, policy officer, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Netherlands.

Biography

José Angel Agudo Ríos

Project coordinator, Lycée international des Pontonniers, France.

Biography

Klaus Heeger

Secretary General, European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI), Germany.

Biography

Lena Nasiakou

Founder, Lena’s Moves, co-founder Maths & Moves and Maths in Motion, Greece, Netherlands.

Biography

Lidija Kralj

Assistant Minister, General Director, Ministry of Science and Education, Croatia.

Biography

Loránt Vincze

President, Federal Union of European Nationalities, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Romania.

Biography

Lucija Karnelutti

Board member, Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU), Slovenia.

Biography

Magdalena Stasiak

Primary school teacher of English, Poland.

Biography

Maja Makovec Brenčič

Professor, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Biography

Marc Durando

Executive Director, European Schoolnet, France.

Biography

Margit Timakov

School teacher and vice-principal, Tallinn, Estonia.

Biography

Maria João Horta

Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for Education of Portugal.

Biography

Marianne Hintjens

Pedagogical supervisor, nursery and primary school head teacher, Belgium.

Biography

Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca

President, Eurochild, UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador, UNWTO Special Ambassador for Sustainable Tourism, Malta.

Biography

Mihaela Breaz

Director, National Council of Small and Medium Private Enterprises, Romania.

Biography

Nathalie Casso-Vicarini

Founder and leader, ‘Ensemble pour l'Education de la Petite Enfance’, France.

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Nunzia Nigro

Director, Department of Education and Training Public Promotion, Rome Opera, Italy.

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Pasi Sahlberg

Professor of Education Policy and Research Director, Gonski Institute for Education, University of New South Wales, Australia.

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Paul Videsott

Professor for Romance Philology and Ladin, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.

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Pavel Trantina

Member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Czech Republic.

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Pieter de Jong

EU representative, Wetsus and WaterCampus, Leeuwarden, Netherlands.

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Przemysław Staroń

High school teacher and coach, current Teacher of the Year, Poland.

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Rodrigo Queiroz e Melo

CEO, Portuguese Association of Independent Schools (AEEP), Portugal.

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Sander Van Rooijen

Policy advisor, researcher, Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group, Netherlands.

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Shyamal Majumdar

Head of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, India.

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Siegfried Maillard

Mathematics teacher, lower secondary school, Bordeaux, France.

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Sigbritt Karlsson

19th President, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

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Sindy Joyce

Member of President Michael D. Higgins’ Council of State, Ireland.

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Stéphanie Siklossy

Project Manager, Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange, Austria.

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Susan Flocken

European Director, European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE), France.

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Valérie Gardette

Treasurer, board member, Vice-President, European Parent’s Association (EPA), France.

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Vittoria Volterrani

eTwinning ambassador, teacher trainer, Piacenza, Italy.

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Wolfgang Schimpf

School Director, Max-Planck Gymnasium, Göttingen, Germany.

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Yoana Konstantinova

Secondary school English teacher, Bulgaria.

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Zorana Simić

Project manager, EUROSOC#DIGITAL, Germany.

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Practical information

Date

26/9/2019

Location

Mont Des Arts, 1000 Brussels, Belgium