Cohesion policy investment in digital education: the experience of e-Schools in Croatia – 23 February 2021

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08/02/2021

We are glad to invite you to the online event “Cohesion policy investment in digital education: the experience of e-Schools in Croatia”. It will offer the opportunity to present the unique experience of a landmark project supported with more than €180 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF) and draw broader policy lessons for investments in digital transition of the sector across the EU.

We are glad to invite you to the online event “Cohesion policy investment in digital education: the experience of e-Schools in Croatia”. It will offer the opportunity to present the unique experience of a landmark project supported with more than €180 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF) and draw broader policy lessons for investments in digital transition of the sector across the EU. The project has been awarded with the annual RegioStars award for 2020 in the category Skills and Education for a digital Europe. It has also been included in the Commission’s RecoverEU campaign.

The project has been awarded with the annual RegioStars award for 2020 in the category Skills and Education for a digital Europe. It has also been included in the Commission’s RecoverEU campaign.

The event will take place on 23 February 2021 from 09h15 to 12h30 with the participation of Vice-President for Democracy and Demography Dubravka Šuica, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms Elisa Ferreira, Minister of Regional Development and EU funds of Republic of Croatia Nataša Tramišak, Minister of Science and Education Radovan Fuchs.

Andreas Schleicher,  Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will  touch upon the importance of ICT deployment and relevant structural reforms in the education sector, especially against the background and challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first part will be dedicated to the presentation of the comprehensive strategic approach in preparing and implementing the project in Croatia with concrete testimonies from the Croatian Academic and Research Network (CARNET), beneficiary of the project, and teachers and students whose learning environment has improved thanks to it.

The second part will bring together policy-makers at national and regional level, experts, representatives of the European Commission and JASPERS to discuss the way cohesion policy is supporting the roll-out of innovative digital technologies in the education sector.

The event will be hosted on the Interactio platform. The link for participation is: https://broadcaster.interactio.eu/join/5ted-kjpx-q6rk (to be used with Google Chrome).

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