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26 September: Commissioner Navracsics hosts second European Education Summit *

The news

On 26 September, the second European Education Summit will take place in Brussels. The one-day event will be hosted by Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.

This second edition will focus on the teaching profession – which has a key role to play in building a true European Education Area by 2025. Discussions will address, among many topics,  the challenges facing teachers, linked to factors such as recognition, prestige, training, autonomy and demography. Sessions will explore solutions to specific issues like the use of new technologies in the classroom, teaching in rural areas and the promotion of common values in education.  

During the Summit, Commissioner Navracsics will present the 2019 Education and Training Monitor. This year's edition of the Commission's flagship report on education focuses on teachers and is based, among others, on the latest results from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Teaching and Learning International Survey.

 

The background

For a second year ministers, experts, and teachers from across Europe are gathering to exchange experience, insights, and ideas on the future of education in the EU. The summit emphasises the critical role education plays in promoting resilience, fairness and social cohesion. Last year's edition helped to drive discussions on new policy initiatives linked to the European Education Area.

 

The event

The summit will take place on 26 September 2019, 09:00 - 18:30, in The Square, Place du Mont Des Arts, 1000 Brussels. The event will be livestreamed on Facebook. The full programme is available here.

For more information and accreditation for journalists please contact: nathalie.vandystadt@ec.europa.eu and joseph.waldstein@ec.europa.eu

 

The sources

#EduSummitEU

Programme of the Second European Education Summit

Livestream on the Facebook event

More about the First Education Summit

Education and Training Monitor (2018)

Erasmus+ on Facebook

Erasmus+ on Twitter

 

* Event's information has been updated on 9/7/2019

AGENDA/19/3809

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