EUCIS-LLL policy debate

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

EUCIS-LLL is delighted to invite you to join us to this policy debate that will take stock of the latest European policy developments i the field of new technologies and lifelong learning, and deepen the reflection on the direction to take in 2014 onwards. The 2013 Commission Communication on “Opening Up Education” as well as the recent actions undertaken in the framework of the Digital Agenda will notably be discussed, as well as several key questions: will new technologies really support a cultural shift in the way we teach and learn in Europe? How to make sure more accessible learning opportunities and quality standards go hand in hand? To prepare the debate, we also invite you to consult EUCIS-LLL position paper on the topic and our Manifesto for the European elections, in which pedagogic innovation through new learning solutions is the first priority. See our event webpage and register before 24 February !


15’00     Registration
15’30     Welcome words

  • David Lopez, EUCIS-LLL President
  • Maria do Céu Patrão Neves, MEP (Portugal, EPP)
  • Maria Da Graça Carvalho, MEP (Portugal, EPP)

16’00     Presentation of the Commission communication

  • Ana Carla Pereira, “Opening Up Education: Innovative teaching and learning for all through new Technologies and Open Educational Resources”, 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 network
  • Saskia Van Uffelen, Digital Champion of Belgium, CEO at Bull and CSB Consulting
  • Steven Stegers, EUROCLIO, The Netherlands
  • Mercedes Díaz Sáncheztbc, Co-founder of Women 2020, Belgium andyoung advisor to Commissioner Neelie Kroes
  • Eszter Salamon, President of the European Parents Association (EPA)

17’55     Closing remarks

  • MEP Cătălin Sorin Ivantbc, (S&D, RO), Rapporteur for Opening Up Education, European Parliament

David Lopez, EUCIS-LLL President

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