Agency Director, Cor J. W. Meijer, will be taking part in the second European Education Summit in Brussels on 26 September.
The Summit, which will be hosted by Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, is entitled ‘Teachers first: excellence and prestige for the European Education Area’. It will cover topics including the challenges faced by teachers, the support they receive and their role in bridging education and active participation in society.
Mr Meijer will be part of a parallel panel session entitled ‘Inclusive education: Does the social elevator still work?’, alongside Dr Sindy Joyce of the Irish Council of State and Daisy Mertens, an award-winning teacher from the Netherlands.
The session will focus on inclusive education and how it is embedded in society more broadly. It will also look at the challenges for teachers in raising achievement in education outcomes while catering for the needs of all learners. The panel will discuss community-based forms of education, where families, schools and local stakeholders work together to enable learners to succeed. Child emancipation, community involvement and systemic transfer will be highlighted as essential elements in creating inclusive education ecosystems.
The capacity of the Summit is very limited and, as such, participation in the event is by invitation only. However, you can follow the latest news from the Summit by following the #EduSummitEU Twitter conversation, or checking Erasmus+ on Facebook or Twitter.