EUNEC members met again at their yearly seminar, this time on 'Towards effective stakeholder engagement in education policy making, in the countries and in the regions'. The seminar was hosted by the Education Council of Spain, and took place in Madrid on 9 and 10 May 2023. Participants from 14 countries and international organisations, CONFEMEN and Unesco, analyzed trends in advising education policy, tried to identify challenges and opportunities and discussed possible responses to enhance their resilience, exchanging experiences and practices from participating countries.
Congratulations to Mirjam van Leeuwen and Leen Van Heurck. Mirjam van Leeuwen, secretary director of the Dutch Education Council, will succeed Manuel Miguéns as president of EUNEC starting from 1st of June 2023. Leen Van Heurck, secretary general of the Flemish Education Council became secretary general of EUNEC in November.
After digital exchange sessions on how our councils and education systems dealt with the impact of the pandemic on education, and on the role of education councils for recovery, EUNEC members gathered again in a digital meeting to discuss about shifts in education policy due to the pandemic: are they becoming sustainable or not?
After two years of exclusively digital exchange, EUNEC members met again to reflect on the future of our education systems. The seminar was hosted by the Education Council of the Netherlands, and took place in The Hague on 15 June 2022. Participants from 12 countries (EU and Québec) analyzed trends shaping education, tried to identify challenges to education systems and discussed possible responses to enhance their resilience, exchanging experiences and practices from participating countries.
At the initiative of the president, Mr Manuel Miguéns, the EUNEC general assembly meeting of 22 June 2020 decided to organize a consultation on the position of education councils in times of the pandemic. The aim is to gather insights from our members, facing similar challenges during this global crisis, so that we can inspire and learn from each other. The results of this consultation can also feed the debates during our 2021 seminar on the theme ‘Are our education sytems fit for the future?’, a theme which has become even more relevant today.
EUNEC organised for its members a seminar on 'Education Councils and the European Education Area'. The seminar was hosted by Cnesco and took place on 16 and 17 May 2019 at the premises of CIEP at Sèvres, close to Paris.
About 40 persons (education stakeholders, experts and policy makers), coming from 12 countries, participated at this event.
The consortium formed by the Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa with the European Network of Education Councils, the High Commission for Migration in Portugal and its Observatory for Migration, the School of Business & Economics and the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa has won the funding for the development of the project entitled "Inclusion or discrimination? From the analysis of the school results to the strategies for the success of students with immigrant origin".