April 2023

Education and Digital Skills

Education and Skills are crucial for Europe – but how can we deliver more? And how can we take the successful initiatives we have and bring them to scale? At the High-Level Roundtable on Digital Skills and Open Schooling: A Roadmap for Europe, leading experts from the field of education discussed wide-ranging ideas and concrete policy proposals to be included in the Roadmap on European Policies for Living-Lab-Based Open Schooling, a new policy brief to be launched in June 2023. The discussion was informed by three fascinating presentations. Stéphanie Jamet, senior analyst for early childhood education and care, education at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and principal author, presented Starting Strong VII: Empowering Young Children in the Digital Age, a new OECD report looking at the opportunities and risks of digital technology for early childhood education and care. Francesco Mureddu, senior director at the Lisbon Council, presented a set of emerging policy conclusions being developed as part of the emerging roadmap. And Michael Teutsch, head of unit schools and multilingualism in the directorate-general for education, youth, sport and culture, European Commission, weighed in with insightful European Commission plans and priorities. The debate was hosted by Schools as Living Labs, a 13-member consortium which has led a 36-month deep dive on using new approaches to obtain better results in the education sphere. It takes place in the European Year of Skills, a year-long effort to drive debate and encourage participation.

Download SALL Roadmap (Draft) Presentation

Read Starting Strong VII: Empowering Young Children in the Digital Age

Download Stéphanie Jamet Presentation

SALL Roadmap Commentable Version