2nd European education summit, Brussel - Parlementaire monitor

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Zaterdag 24 augustus 2019
Atomium in Brussel.
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datum 26 september 2019 09:00 - 18:30
plaats Brussel, België
locatie The Square, Brussels, Belgium Toon locatie
aanwezigen W. (Wim) Meijer i, M. (Mario) Monti i, T. (Tibor) Navracsics i, (Loránt) Vincze i e.a.
organisatie Europese Commissie (EC) i

Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, will host the second European Education Summit on 26 September 2019 in Brussels. This second edition will focus on the teaching profession.

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

These are just some of the questions to be explored in a discussion led by teachers - along with ministers, academics and civil servants.

During the Summit, Commissioner Navracsics will present the Education and Training Monitor 2019. The Monitor investigates how well teachers are faring, and builds on - among other research - the latest results of the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey data. Read the current edition of the Education and Training Monitor (2018) to learn more. As every year since 2001, we will also celebrate on 26 September the European Day of Languages.

The Summit will take place at:

The Square

Place du Mont Des Arts

1000, Brussels


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Day 1 - 26/09/2019




Opening statement


Keynote interventions


Greetings from the Finnish Presidency


First block - A diagnosis of the teacher profession

Excellence, motivation, autonomy and prestige, what is the recipe to make this profession more attractive.


High-level panel 1 - Teachers: the neglected cornerstones of the European Education Area?


Parallel session 1a

Who is afraid of becoming a teacher: what else matters beyond salaries?


Parallel session 1b

Teaching is teamwork: the role of school directors and parents.


Parallel session 1c

Excellent training for excellent teachers: continuous professional development for an attractive profession.


Parallel session 1d

The importance of wonder in a world with more screens than windows.


Presentation of the 2019 Education and Training Monitor


Second block - Challenges facing teachers for today’s and tomorrow’s education


High-level panel 2a - Teaching foreign languages in schools: a must or a luxury?


High-level panel 2b - Who is afraid of new technologies in the classroom: the challenges of ICT.


Parallel session 2a

Erasmus+: Mobility for teachers and pupils from eTwinning to physical mobility


Parallel session 2b

More culture in the classroom: better results, more inclusion?


Parallel session 2c

European Universities: a game changer for Higher Education in Europe?


Parallel session 2d

Full STE(A)M ahead: how to make science more attractive in the EU?


Parallel session 2e

Teaching in rural areas: challenges and solutions to keep rural areas alive.


Parallel session 3a

Inclusive education: does the social elevator still work?


Parallel session 3b

Neurosciences: brain based learning, the next evolution in education?


Parallel session 3c

Do teachers have the blues? The civil society point of view.


Parallel session 3d

Teachers, what about Europe? Why and how bring Europe closer to pupils.


Parallel session 3e

Teaching common values, promoting a common sense of belonging in diverse classrooms.


Parallel session 4a

Vocational Excellence: Skills-ecosystems for innovation and social-inclusion.


Parallel session 4b

The importance of regional and minority languages in Europe: why they belong in the classroom and not museums.


Parallel session 4c

Schools and companies: why and how to bring them closer?


Parallel session 4d

A healthy lifestyle: a given or something to be taught?


Parallel session 4e

For the best start in life: quality and staff development in early childhood education


Closing remarks and way forward


Amanda Spielman

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

Ann Dooms

Mathematician, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.

Anne Borg

Pro-Rector for Education at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.

Carmen Ion

Literature teacher, founder of Boovie short film festival, Romania.

Catherine L’Ecuyer

Bestselling author, Doctor in education and psychology, expert on the impact of digital technology in childhood, Spain and Canada.

Céline Rebiere

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

Cor J. W. Meijer

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

Csaba Borboly

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

Daniel Wisniewski

General Secretary, European Federation of Education Employers, Poland.

Fabrice Jaumont

Researcher, author on multilingualism and diplomat, France.

Gábor Balogh

Olympic medallist, president of the Hungarian National School, University and Leisure Sport Federation.

Inger Enkvist

Professor of Spanish at Lund University, Sweden.

Irina Pravet

Language coach, Finland.

Dr Jari Lavonen

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

Jean-Baptiste Nouailhac

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

José Angel Agudo Ríos

Coordinator, Lycée International des Pontonniers, Spain.

Klaus Heeger

Secretary General, European Federation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI), Estonia. ...

Loránt Vincze

President of the Federal Union of European Nationalities and a Member of the European Parliament, Romania.

Magdalena Stasiak

Primary school teacher of English, Poland.

Maria João Horta

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

Mario Monti

President, Bocconi University and Senator for life of the Italian Republic.

Pasi Sahlberg

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

Paul Videsott

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

Przemysław Staroń

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

Sander Van Rooijen

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

Dr Shyamal Majumdar

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

Vittoria Volterrani

eTwinning Ambassador and a teacher trainer from Piacenza, Italy.


Europese Commissie (EC)

Deze instelling van de Europese Unie kan worden beschouwd als het 'dagelijks bestuur' van de EU. De leden van de Europese Commissie worden 'eurocommissarissen i' genoemd. Elke eurocommissaris is verantwoordelijk voor één of meerdere beleidsgebieden. Momenteel zijn er 28 eurocommissarissen, voor elke lidstaat één. Samen vormen zij het college van eurocommissarissen. De eurocommissarissen moeten het belang van de Europese Unie als geheel behartigen, niet dat van hun eigen land.

De Europese Commissie mag als enige EU-instelling wetsvoorstellen indienen; zij heeft het zogenaamde recht van initatief. Daarnaast controleert de Commissie of de Europese wetgeving juist wordt toegepast in de lidstaten, onderhandelt zij in internationale organisaties als de Wereldhandelsorganisatie (WTO) i over de handel van de Unie met het 'buitenland' en is zij verantwoordelijk voor het beheer van de Europese begroting van ongeveer 140 miljard euro per jaar.


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