In November 2016 the New Education Forum took place in both: the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee. The NEF 2016 received a strong support of the Indiana University and was opened by the key note speeches of Mr. Tibor Navracsics, the Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports at the European Commission and by Mr. Jerzy Buzek, Chair af the Conference of Committee Chairs and Member of the European Parliament.
Main outcomes achieved regarded:
The New Education Forum is to provide a space for discussing Recommendations, which tackle the transition gap. Created on the basis of the Best Practices of the New Education Forum 2016, the Recommendations identify educational transformation priorities. Within the Forum they are subject of evaluation and enhancement by Forum’s international experts as well as by the Members of the European Parliament and the European Commissioners.
Under guidance of the New Education Forum, evaluated Recommendations will allow educational transformation stakeholders to form a road map on enforcement of crucial learning strategies. Parents and employers cannot afford to wait to challenge the pace of civilizational changes. They engage in actions, which now can help new generations to cope with constant instability and facilitate entering the adulthood. These “programs” often lead to tangible results in the form of independent living through employability.
The Best Practices of the New Education Forum 2016 are examples of actions responding to rapidly changing labour market, but addressing this issue on a much broader scale. Based on their experience in 6 EU countries: Spain, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Austria and Poland, these models show that civic engagement is the only path for the new learning approach to succeed. The Recommendation aim at building education strategies, which tackle transition gap issue in diverse European cultures.
November 17 th – 18 th , 2016, Brussels
The European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60 and The European Economic and Social Committee, Rue Belliard 100