First European Education Summit

First European Education Summit

Laying the foundations of the European Education Area: for an innovative, inclusive and values-based education
Eager to find out how better to address inequality in education systems?
Ready to discover how citizens can benefit from a future European Education Area?
Interested in exploring how education can help transmit our common values?
Curious about the future and what competences will be needed for the decades to come?

Then join EU education ministers, education practitioners, stakeholders and business leaders at the first European Education Summit.

Hosted by Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, the Summit will take place on 25 January 2018, in Brussels.

“As we look to Europe’s future, we need to equip ourselves with an ambitious, shared agenda for how we can use learning as a driver for unity. Education is key because it is education that equips us with the skills we need to become active members of our increasingly complex societies. It is education that helps us adapt to a rapidly changing world, to develop a European identity, to understand other cultures and to gain the new skills one needs in a society that is mobile, multicultural and increasingly digital.”

Tibor Navracsics – European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport

About the event
Europeans have the right to benefit from the best education and training available, to achieve their full potential and to contribute to society. However, as the latest Education and Training Monitor 2017 shows, inequality remains a challenge, with students’ socio-economic backgrounds largely determining their educational attainment.

Within the broad theme of ‘Laying the foundations of the European Education Area: for an innovative, inclusive and values-based education,’ the first European Education Summit will bring together around 450 participants to discuss the importance of the European Education Area 2025, of basic skills and inclusive education and the skills that will be needed in the decades to come.

The Summit will explore how to capture the latest knowledge and insights into education and how to turn our aspirations into a reality, as it is only through education that citizens can be equipped with the skills to actively contribute to today’s societies.

This reflection takes place in the context of work towards a European Education Area that will make mobility a reality for all, create a network of European Universities and promote lifelong learning.

Education is key for building fair and inclusive societies. Join the conversation!