NEF Bielsko-Biała 2022

Save the date: October 19th, 2022. From 9:00 a.m. to 2:35 p.m. University of Technology and Humanities in Bielsko-Biała.


NEF Bielsko-Biała 2022
New Education Forum Bielsko Biała will mainly focus on the following topics:
Green Deal and changes in the labour market in Bielsko-Biała: expectations of employers and challenges for education
The role of local governments, teachers and students in adjusting to green and digital transformation
School in a process of constant change: good practices supporting formal education
European Climate Law is a historic step on a global scale: it has made the European Union the first of the three largest greenhouse gas emitters in the world to be legally enshrined in climate neutrality. The same is true for the 2030 target: net CO2 emissions reductions of at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990.

The “Fit for 55” package is a kind of toolkit for meeting the EU's 2030 climate goals on the way to achieving net zero emissions by 2050. It is extremely complex, including very far reaching conclusions which makes this package unprecedented. The scale of the transformation it will bring is simply staggering. However, if this transformation is really to take place, we must also invest in education, because it requires transformation as well.

European education must support Europe's transition to a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable way of living and working. Sustainable development should be part of the entire spectrum of education and training, including curricula and teacher professional development, and also extend to the adaptation of educational buildings, infrastructure and activities. NEF Bielsko-Biała will answer which solutions are most needed and which are possible from the point of view of employers, local government, teachers and students.



9.00 – 9.30 CET
9.30 – 9.45 CET
Welcoming statements
President of Bielsko-Biała city

Dr hab. inż. Jacek NOWAKOWSKI
ATH Professor, Rector of the University of Technology and Humanities in Bielsko-Biała

General Director, CIE
9.45 – 10.00 CET
Word of introduction
MEP, RP Prime Minister (1997 - 2001), President of the European Parliament (2009 - 2012)
10.00 – 11.15 CET
Panel I: The impact of digital and green transformation on the labour market, employers, local government and education.
Over 70% of European companies point at a lack of staff with the appropriate digital skills as a barrier to investment. Europe also faces a shortage of digital experts who can develop cutting-edge technologies for the benefit of environmental protection. What changes are Silesian employers already observing and what will their expectations towards new employees in the coming years be? How is production and services changing under the influence of the EU climate law? How can the local government and its subordinate schools be better prepared for the upcoming changes?

Moderation: Joanna BOCHNIARZ, General Director, CIE
Business representatives
Ryszard PAWLIK
Advisor to Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek, Member of the European Parliament

Senator of the Republic of Poland

Head of Outsourcing Eastern Europe, Middle East & North Africa, Adecco, Head of Polish HR Forum

Krzysztof ŚWIERK
Member of the National Team of Experts for Vocational Education and Training EVET, Director of Education and Competence in the automotive sector of the Polish Chamber of Automotive Industry, Member of the Sectoral Council for Competences in Automotive and Electromobility, Specialist for cooperation with employers of the Central Examination Commission, President of the Management Board of Promet Trans Ltd.

HR Manager in Proseat GmbH&Co KG

Rekord SI, Member of the Board
11.15 – 11.35 CET
Networking break
11.35 – 12.50 CET
Panel II: The role of local governments, teachers and students in adjusting to green and digital transformation.Education and training must respond to the challenges and realities of the 21st century: meet the needs of students and help them cope with the feelings of stress and anxiety experienced in the face of the climate crisis. To equip learners with the competences needed to shape a more sustainable economy and society, learning for a green transition must be transformative and interdisciplinary.

PhD., Sociology of Inclusion, Coordinator of the European Pole of Knowledge, Italy, National Network of Educational Institutions

the Finnish National Agency for Education

European Commission, DG EAC, Department of Schools and Multilingualism

Katarzyna KORDAS
Chief Specialist at the Municipal Office in Bielsko-Biała, Department of Environmental Protection and Energy

A consultant teacher at BBODN, a certified biology teacher at A. Asnyk secondary school in Bielsko-Biała

Dr hab. inż. Włodzimierz BINIAŚ
ATH Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Materials, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Head of the Department of Materials Engineering

Tymoteusz DADOK
Chairman of the Youth City Council of Bielsko-Biała, Member of the Polish Youth Parliament, volunteer of the Polish Council of Youth Organizations
12.50 – 13.10 CET
Networking break
13.10 – 14.25 CET
Panel III: A school in a process of constant change: good practices to support formal education. Mental resistance of teachers and students, and the everyday functioning of the school in conditions of constant change. Prevention of difficult situations and barriers. Adaptation processes, responsibility of educators, students and parents for active participation in green and digital transformation. The future of students in Bielsko-Biała, Poland and Europe. Good practices from Poland and abroad.

Moderation: Joanna BOCHNIARZ, General Director, CIE
Co-moderation: Kamila TOMASZCZYK, member of the Youth City Council of Bielsko-Biala and Jakub KAMIŃSKI, former Vice-President of the Youth City Council of Bielsko-Biała, graduate of the Edu-Sport School
Vice-President of European Parents Association

Mirosława NYKIEL
Member of the Polish Parliament, Deputy Chairwoman of the Economy and Development Committee

Head of the Education Department, Bielsko-Biała City Hall

PhD, Youth Plenipotentiary of the President of Bielsko-Biała city
14.25 – 14.35 CET
NEF’s Bielsko-Biała closing
Mirosława NYKIEL
Member of the Polish Parliament, Deputy Chairwoman of the Economy and Development Committee

General Director, CIE



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