Green and Digital Competences in an Inclusive Education System

ECO-IN project partner, SOLIDAR Foundation, will be organizing an Online Conference: ‘Civic Competences and Lifelong Learning for the Green and Digital Transitions: Is Europe Ready?’. The aim of the event is to launch SOLIDAR Foundation’s annual flagship publication, the Citizenship and Lifelong Learning Monitor 2020, while engaging MEPs, representatives of the European Commission, trade unions, civil society organisations, academics and other stakeholders in discussing the research results linked to policy developments in Europe on citizenship education and lifelong learning. The conference is organized over three days, 7-9 April, with one session per day exploring one of the three chapters of the publication: global citizenship education, digital citizenship and community partnerships for inclusive societies.

The Monitor takes stock of the digital and green transitions through which European countries are expected to undergo given the immediate challenges experienced in the past year: the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate emergency and a fast-forwarded process of digitalization. The report considers the responses to these challenges by evaluating policies on the topic and presenting best practices coming from organized progressive civil society, while investigating the digital, green and civic competences that Europeans have, and the role of informal and non-formal education providers in promoting these through community-level partnerships.

Please find more information about the event, the agenda for the three days and the link to register for the event here. Confirmed speakers include MEPs Victor Negrescu and Marcos Ros as well as the former Minister for Education, Science and Sports of Slovenia, dr. Jernej Pikalo.