NEF Brussels 2016

Counteracting youth unemployment
November 17, 2023 9:00 am

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.


NEF 2016 Outcomes:

Main outcomes achieved regarded:

  • Promotion of innovative methods helping the youth with entering the labor market
  • Encouraging business to become part of education process
    Evaluating tendencies of the labour market, key competencies
  • Producing Charter of Recommendations based on the valuable experience of NEF participants exchanging international knowledge and experience in educative actions aiming at promoting innovative methods of learning.

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.

NEF 2016 Panelists:

  • Members of the European Parliament from diverse countries and parties and European Parliament Committees – ambassadors of the New Education Forum including Jerzy BUZEK, Michał BONI, Martina DLABAJOVA, Danuta JAZŁOWIECKA, Agnieszka KOZŁOWSKA-RAJEWICZ,Julie WARD
  • Tibor NAVRACSICS, EU Commissioner on Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
  • Alan BRUCE, Vice President, the European Distance and eLearning Network, Ireland
  • Maxime CERUTTI, Director of Social Affairs Department, BusinessEurope
  • Allen DOHERTY, Director of Education at the General Teaching Council for Scotland
  • Michał FEDEROWICZ, Director of the Educational Research Insititue
  • Peter HIGGINS, Professor at the Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh
  • Thérèse De LIEDEKERKE, Deputy Director General, BusinessEurope
  • Larry MIKULECKY, Professor at the Indiana Univrsity
  • Kenneth MUIR, Chief Executive of the General Education Council of Scotland
  • Józef NIEMIEC, Special Advisor to the General Secretary of ETUC
  • Ana Carla PEREIRA, Head of Unit for „Skills and Qualifications” in Directorate General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion at the European Commission
  • Marie-Anne PERSOONS, Flemish Department of Education and Training, Council of Europe Steering Committee of Education Policy and Practice and Vice-Chair of the OECD Education Policy Committee
  • Andreas RIEPL, Head of the Federal Center of eEducation, Austrian Ministry of Education
  • Bela TISOCZKI, Global HR Leader Distributed Power, the General Electric
  • Sertac YELTEKIN, Head of the Corporate Learning, Grupo Unicredit



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