Education Minister took part in the 5th European Conference on Education

Education Minister Prodromos Prodromou participated on Thursday in 5th European Conference on Education titled “Bright Young Minds”, taking place in Brussels, in hybrid format.

The Conference was attended by, among others, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, the Vice-President of the Commission, Margaritis Schinas and the Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel and it was open to the public.

Education policy makers, educators, academics, researchers, youth organizations and many young people attended the Conference.

Ministers of EU member states responsible for education, as well as representatives of educational organizations and European institutions participated in parallel working groups.

These groups examined the construction of the European Education Area, digital skills and investments in education and training, climate and sustainable development education, the implementation of the European strategy for universities, the routes to school success, trends and challenges of future education and the integration of Ukrainian displaced students into the education system of the member states.

Prodromou participated in the discussion panel on Education for Sustainable Development and Climate Change: “Education for Climate: Making a Change towards Environmental Sustainability”. The Ministers of Education of Ireland, Slovenia and Romania also participated in the same panel.

Cyprus Minister referred to the ways the Government plans to implement the “Council Recommendation on Learning for Environmental Sustainability”, stressing that education for the environment and sustainable development is a key priority of the Cypriot education system.

He underlined that the Recommendation coincides with the update of the 2030 Cyprus National Policy on Education for Sustainable Development and presented the main priorities of the Government.

He also made special reference to the conclusions and findings of the 9th UN Ministerial Conference for the Environment in Europe and the UNECE Education for Sustainable Development 2030 strategy goals, following the UNECE Summit taking place recently in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Prodromou was invited to present his vision for the future sustainable school saying that this is a learning community, where teaching and skill development will be directly intertwined with real life.

Source: Cyprus News Agency