30 years of Jean Monnet Activities: EU Studies in the digital age

Event date:
Tue, 19/11/2019 - 09:00 to 14:30
Rue d’Arlon 84 1040 Brussels, Belgium
The conference will focus on the challenges of digitalisation within education and how EU studies are affected by it.

The Closing Conference of the 30th anniversary of the Jean Monnet Activities will follow the Kick-off meeting organised by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) for coordinators of newly selected Jean Monnet beneficiaries.

The topic of the conference – “EU studies in the digital age" has been selected as one of the main priorities of the new Commission is to support the development of digital competences through education.

The discussions will focus on the challenges of digitalisation within education:

  • Teaching Europe in the digital age,
  • Jean Monnet projects on digital research,
  • The European Commission’s Digital Education Action Plan and more in general
  • The socio-economic and legal implications of digitalisation.


09:00 - 09:30    Registration

09:30 - 09:35    Introduction by Diana Madill, Prospex

09:35 - 09:50    Opening by Themis Christophidou, Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission  

09:50 - 10:10    Keynote speech:

“Education in the Digital Age” by Prof. Deirdre Butler, Dublin City University

10:10 - 10:45    Reaction to the keynote speech

by Prof Laura Malita, West University of Timisoara, and Paula Korsnakova, International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement

10:45 - 11:00    Open discussion with the audience, questions and answers

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 12:15    Panel discussion:

“Europe: Facing the Digital Challenge”

  • Prof. Tetyana Malyarenko, Ukranian Institute of Crisis, Management and Conflict Solution
  • Hakan Berber, Taltech Innovation and Business Centre Mektory
  • Prof. Alessadra Silveira, Universidade do Minho
  • Prof. Klaus Heine, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

12:15 - 12:30 Open discussion with the audience

12:30 - 12:45  Concluding Remarks

by Diana Madill, Prospex

12:45 - 14:30    Networking Lunch

The organiser of this event is the Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture.

Attendance to this event is by invitation only. Participants of the conference will be mostly the beneficiaries of the Jean Monnet activities who attend the kick-off meeting organised by EACEA on 18 November 2019 in Brussels. In addition, the Commission will invite members of the Jean Monnet Community, representatives of the EU institutions and Member States, journalists and active stakeholders.

Find more information about the history of 30 years of Jean Monnet Activities on this page and in this downloadable factsheet.

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