NEF Poznań 2019

II New Education Forum in Poznań

Competences of the 21st century and challenges of education

Local Government - Employer - Education

17th October 2019 Conference

UAM, Collegium Minus, Sala Lubrańskiego

Ul. Wieniawskiego 1 Poznań

18th October 2019 Workshops

UAM, Wydział Nauk Politycznych i Dziennikarstwa

Ul. Umultowska 89a, Poznań


Changes in the labour market, globalization and regionalization, increased mobility of employees and the digitalization caused the education system has the greatest challenge in history. Employers have increasing difficulties in finding qualified employees, at the same time involved, able to work in a team, clever and responsible for the company's results. Local governments face challenges caused by dynamic changes in the labor market, at the same time trying to reconcile it with top-down education reforms.

The educational system is becoming less and less effective ...


What now? Collaboration! How can education, local government and business improve the effectiveness of their cooperation? What does the dream employee of the 21st century look like? What competences and skills are needed and how to develop them? How important is informal education and how important are foreign internships? How the local government can best play your cards? And what today's youth expect from formal education?

Polish and International examples, speeches by experts from many countries, panels and workshops and good quality networking wait for you in the 2nd New Education Forum in Poznań (NEF) - Competences of the 21st century and challenges of education. Local Government - Employer - Education.


Who is the New Education Forum addressed to?

Employees , specialists and people who are interesting in education and labour market in:

  1. Local Goverments
  2. Bussiness
  3. Education
  4. Academic Institutions


Day I: Conference

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.


9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Opening of the conference


1st Panel

10.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.

Teachers' competencies and soft skills

How to deal with the digital age

Teacher today and teacher 30 years ago

Teachers' challenges in the digital era

A pragmatic approach from teachers

11.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.

Coffee break


2nd Panel

11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

The dream employee

What the employer needs, what can be provided by education and local government

How to improve the learning of soft skills and how to equip our youth with the necessary competences of the 21st century


3rd Panel

12.30 p.m. – 1.30 p.m.

Changes in Education and the role of local government in the context of 21st century competences

Main elements of local education policy

How local government can improve education


4th Panel

1.30 p.m. – 2.15 p.m.

Skills and the future that young people expect?

Reflection of students about their expectations from education

What skills and competitives they would like to have at the end of the educational process

What are their hopes and fears about entering the labor market?

2.15 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.

Summary of the conference


Day II: Workshops

Workshop no 1

European cooperation - funds and consortia

How to find European funds

How to make decisions about submitting applications

Building of consortia, invitation and coordination of transnational partners


Workshop no 2

Good practices from Europe in learning and soft skills

What can support the development of our students

The biggest challenges in each city

Effective implementation of good educational practices

How to survive reforms and strengthen the school as a community

Main elements of local governmental education and anti-discrimination policy


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