About Educate to create
Educate to create is the flagship 1.5 day conference on education of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The event is co-organised by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture.
The conference will be an opportunity to bring attention to the pressing need to raise digital skills and competence levels across Europe and to support young people in using technologies for creativity, knowledge construction and effective and efficient learning. It will look at the ‘ecosystem’ surrounding the learner and address teacher training, support for organisations, cooperation with industry and the role of non-formal education.
This event ties in with two of the main political priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency namely digital skills and youth, as well as with the policy objectives of the Digital Education Action Plan adopted in January 2018 by the European Commission. It also supports the Communication on Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture which highlights the urgent need to boost levels of digital competence and work towards a European Education Area, where driving innovation in education and modernising the development of curricula are key objectives.
Educate to Create will open with a speech by the Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev, the Minister of Education and Science Krasimir Valchev, the Mayor of Sofia Yordanka Fandakova the European Commissioner for Education, Youth and Sport and Culture Tibor Navracsics. European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel will deliver the opening speech on the second day of proceedings. A number of other high-level participants will take part, including Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Advisor at the European Commission on Digital Education, Former Minister of Education, Higher Education, and Research in France.
The conference will have both plenary and workshop sessions led by international experts in education and thought-leaders from policy, business and research.
Around 300 participants and more than 40 high-level speakers will take part in the event at Sofia Tech Park, the innovation and digital hub of Bulgaria’s capital. The conference will target a diverse number of stakeholders- policy makers, educators, students, innovators, the business sector, NGO representatives and researchers.
Registration is now closed!
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