Education Councils and the European Education Area
May 16, 2019 to May 17, 2019
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.
After a welcome by CIEP, Cnesco and EUNEC, the European Commission presented its 'European Education Area' package. Maarten Simons, KU Leuven Belgium, reflected on 'the learning of Europe'. The afternoon sessions zoomed in on specific action lines within the package, and on how countries deal with it.
On the second day, participants had the occasion to follow some language classes at the Collège de Sèvres.
On the last afternoon, Education Councils zoomed out and reflected on the relation between international governance in the field of education and training, and the role of education councils. This session was introduced by Roos Herpelinck, explaining how the Flemish Education Council takes up this role.