Forum on the Future of Learning in Brussels, SDG Conference in Bergen and European Learning & Teaching Forum in Warsaw

We bring to your attention these three upcoming events. If you work or are interested in the future of education, science and culture then you should definitely consider your participation. We look forward to meeting you in Brussels, Bergen and Warsaw!

Future of Learning Forum

24 January 2019, Hotel Crowne Plaza, Brussels

Organised at the initiative of Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport by the European Commission, DG EAC, the event will provide an open platform for exchanges between education, training and youth stakeholders and policymakers. The main discussions will focus on key issues that education and training will be facing in Europe and beyond until 2030, including the challenges associated to demographics; inclusion and citizenship; technological change and the future of work; digitalisation of society; environmental concerns; and investments, reforms and governance.

Among the speakers are Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Ecaterina Andronescu, Minister of Education on behalf of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, Petra Kammerevert, Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education, European Parliament and Regina Ebner, President of the Lifelong Learning Platform.

The Forum will also highlight some of the European Union’s main initiatives driving forward the future education and training, including non-formal and informal learning, in particular via the Erasmus programme. It will involve plenary sessions, a number of interactive workshops and plenty of networking opportunities.

Registration is available here

SDG Conference

8-9 February 2019, Bergen

The 2019 SDG Conference Bergen aims to draw together concerned, disparate and converging views on how knowledge, science, education and institutions need innovative and radical re:thinking in order to provide foundations for the global collaborative re:working needed to engage and work with the 2030 Agenda. Over two days, Norway’s research and higher education sector brings together national and international speakers from academia, government, civil society, and the United Nations system, to explore the roles of research and education in creating new approaches for shared commitments to a sustainable global future.

At the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in July 2018, an impression emerged that the world is not on track to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Addressing the HLPF, UN Secretary-General António Guterres noted that while much progress has been made on the 2030 Agenda, the world has also backtracked in areas that are fundamental to the shared pledge to “leave no one behind”. He noted how, for the first time in a decade, the number of people who are undernourished has increased, gender inequality continues to deprive women of basic rights, and investment in sustainable infrastructure remains entirely inadequate — all amid runaway climate change, eroding human rights and persistent pockets of poverty.

Among the speakers are Oddrun Samdal, Vice-Rector for Education, University of Bergen, who will serve as a moderator of Session 1 – re:thinking I (Education and Global Inequality), Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO will be a keynote speaker at this session. Session 2 – re:thinking II (Climate Action and Economic Growth) will be chaired by Kristin Guldbrandsen Frøysa, University of Bergen. Session 3 – re:working (Knowledge for Partnerships) will be moderated by Annelin Eriksen, Vice-Rector for Global Relations, University of Bergen, while Session 4 – re:working (2030 Agenda: Global Governance and the universities) will be led by Dankert Vedeler, former co-chair of the global SDG Education 2030.

To register fill out this form

European Learning & Teaching Forum

14-15 February 2019, University of Warsaw

The 2019 European Learning & Teaching Forum builds on the recognition that there is no one size-fits-all solution for successful learning and teaching. Through a mix of plenary and parallel sessions, the Forum seeks to explore controversies and find common ground on how to engage and empower students and teachers in developing their learning and teaching.

More specifically, drawing on the work of the EUA thematic peer groups in 2018, participants will be invited to reflect on how to facilitate better learning in European universities. They will discuss the institutional promotion of active learning; how to support teachers by developing their skills and offering them opportunities for exchange; the importance of career progression in teaching; and the need to rethink how learning and teaching is evaluated.

Among the speakers are Michael Murphy, Chair of the EUA Learning & Teaching Steering Committee, Marcin Pałys, Rector, University of Warsaw, Simone Buitendijk, Vice-Provost of Education, Imperial College London and Bjørn Stensaker, Professor, University of Oslo.

The Forum is an ideal event for vice-rectors for academic affairs, deans, programme directors, academic staff and researchers interested in learning and teaching. It also welcomes students, policy-makers and other stakeholders in higher education.

For more details and registration click here