04.03.2014 - 04.03.2014

Policy Debate: “Digital wave: supporting a cultural shift in learning systems?”

Time:04.03.2014 - 04.03.2014
Location:European Parliament, Brussels

4th March, European Parliament, Brussels

Organised by: EUCIS-LLL

The debate on harnessing the potential of ICT for education and training has become more and more vivid. In 2013 a new Commission Communication on “Opening Up Education” has been made public, echoing the commitments made in the Digital Agenda. After the launch of the Open Education Europa portal, many actions are to be undertaken in 2014 to concretise EU recommendations in the field of digital learning. It is now up to Member States to show political will and relay the European impulse through genuine national policies in line with the modernisation of our education and training systems. EUCIS-LLL considers that digital access can contribute to pedagogic innovation and this is a priority in its Manifesto for the European elections. It gives a warm welcome to a European integrated approach; but despite the collective enthusiasm about the opportunities offered by new technologies for education, several key questions are still pending. This event is meant to take stock of the recent European policy developments and deepen the reflection on the direction they should take in 2014 onwards.


15’00 Registration

15’30 Welcome words

Etelberto Costa, APG Portugal, European Training and Development Federation (ETDF), Vice-President of EUCIS-LLLMaria do Céu Patrão Neves, MEP (Portugal, EPP)Maria Da Graça Carvalho, MEP (Portugal, EPP)

16’00 Presentation of the Commission communication

Ana Carla Pereira, Head of Unit – “Skills and qualifications strategies”, DG Education and Culture, European Commission

16’30 Panel discussion

Moderation: Etelberto Costa, APG Portugal, European Training and Development Federation (ETDF), Vice-President of EUCIS-LLL

Fabio Nascimbeni, MENON networkSaskia Van Uffelen, Digital Champion of Belgium, CEO at Bull and CSB ConsultingSteven Stegers, EUROCLIO, The NetherlandsMercedes Díaz Sáncheztbc, Co-founder of Women 2020, Belgium and young advisor to Commissioner Neelie KroesEszter Salamon, President of the European Parents Association (EPA)

17’55 Closing remarks

David Lopez, EUCIS-LLL President


Registration until 24th of February here.

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