How can we ensure that our education system provides equal opportunities for all children to thrive? The Maltese Presidency is determined to help solve this question. On 1 January 2017 the small island of Malta took on its very first presidency of the Council of the EU. During the first half of 2017, they will focus on:
You will discover all this and more at the event “Small island, big ambitions: What the Maltese Presidency is doing for education in Europe” on Thursday 9 February in the morning. This event is co-organised by the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training and the Liaison Agency Flanders-Europe (vleva).
Karen Vandersickel, Liaison Officer at the Liaison Agency Flanders - Europe (vleva)
09.30: Review of the results of the Slovak EU Presidency
Jelle Reynaert, Counsellor for education and training at the General Representation of the Flemish Government at the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU
10.00: Education Priorities of the Maltese EU Presidency
Jean Micallef Grimaud: Head of the Unit Education, Youth, Culture and Sport at the Permanent Representation of Malta to the EU
10.40: Coffee break
11.00: Lessons for Policy and Practice from 20 European research projects on empowering educators and the teaching staff for equal opportunities and inclusion
Irma Budginaitė, Research Manager at PPMI and lead author of Policies and practices for more equality and inclusion in and through education: Evidence and policy guidance from European research projects funded under FP6 and FP7, NESET II report (December 2016)
12.00: Empowering teachers for inclusion
Joke Van der Leeuw-Roord, Founder and Special Advisor of EUROCLIO and Board Honorary Member at Lifelong Learning Platform
12.30: Networking lunch
During this seminar, you will discover how our education systems can be both inclusive and of high quality. And you will learn what Europe is doing for education in the coming months. We look forward to seeing you on9 February 2017 in the morning at the Liaison Agency Flanders-Europe (vleva). Attendance is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.