In November 2017 in Brussels, the key stakeholders ofthe New Education Forum (NEF):business community, trade unions, decision-makers, NGOs, academia and research institutions at the European level discussed Smart Education Indicators coming from new economic models of Smart Cities and Smart Regions and crucial VET promotion.
Key messages of the New Education Forum 2017 were:
“We should start Innovation with Education Forum because everything starts with education” Jerzy Buzek opening New Education Forum 2017
“I think that NEF platform is very important and I am very glad it didn’t stay in the “buble” of European Parliament but is also present in the European Regions” – Brando Benifei, European Parliament Member at the Opening Dinner of NEF 2017
“Teachers have insufficient knowledge of the world of work” – Alan Sherry, Principal at the Glasgow Kelvin
College in the 2 session of the NEF 2017
“VET experience needs to be shared” said Uwe Combüchen, Director General of CEEMET at NEF 2017’s second
Dana Carmen Bachmann: “graduate tracking is important to be aware what happens with graduates and to
use this knowledge in career guidance.”
“Youth need to have more blended models of learning so they are prepared for their jobs to change once they start their employment” said Montserrat Gomendio, Deputy Director for Education at OECD when presenting her ppt on NEF 2017
“Learning itself should constitute a transversal competency” stated Professor Stansislaw Dylak of UAM during first session of NEF 2017
Ellen Doherty of the General Teaching Council of Scotland: “The capacity of NEF is growing“.
“I think that if we can meet year by year this shows that NEF Network is strong” summarized Michał Boni the first session of NEF 2017.
Almost 100 representatives related to the labour market and VET from 14 countries and from all sectors – business, academics, public administration, parents were among NEF 2017 participants. Panellists included:
November 22nd – 23rd, 2017
The European Parliament, Brussels, Rue Wiertz 60