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Third European Education Summit: Digital Education Transformation

Updated: Jan 9, 2021

Thursday 10/12 from 9:45 am to 17:05 pm, with a starting message from Mrs Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, we invite all CSB readers to follow a full day of outstanding speeches dedicated to "Building Resilience in the European Education Area".

The coronavirus pandemic has caused widespread disruption to education and training provision by schools, higher education institutions, early childhood education and care (ECEC), vocational and non-formal education centres, across Europe.

The crisis has shown that the use of distance and online learning is essential to ensuring the continuity of education and training provision.

Yet, numerous obstacles impede the full deployment of online and distance learning, including:

  • lacking availability of stable, high-speed internet connectivity and suitable devices

  • the exclusion of learners who do not have access to necessary technology

  • difficulties in adapting to distance and online learning among educators and training staff

  • challenges for parents and carers in combining work and supporting their children's learning

The Third European Education Summit provides the opportunity to stakeholders, including national education ministers, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and representatives of the education and training ecosystem, to gather online to:

  • discuss the digital transformation of Europe’s education systems in the context of the COVID-19 recovery

  • exchange experiences and best practices in mitigating the effects of COVID-19 on education and training provision

  • provide feedback on the Commission’s vision to create a European Education Area by 2025 and to implement the Digital Education Action Plan

Together, we can build a resilient European Education Area which addresses challenges, such as sustainability, digitalisation and ensuring inclusivity.

Follow the Summit

During the run-up to, on and after 10 December 2020, we’ll be regularly updating this page with insights from the Third European Education Summit. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest on the Summit by following:

Check the following hashtags on Twitter for the latest updates:


(Timings and sessions may be subject to change)

Prior registration is not required to watch the web streaming

General Moderator: Diana Madill, former British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) moderator.

Click here to discover the full programme and view the live streaming.


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