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European Innovative Teaching Award ceremony

20 October 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 laureates!

The 104 laureates of the 2021 edition of the European Innovative Teaching Award were announced by European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, and Slovenian Minister of Education, Science and Sport, Dr. Simona Kustec, during its official launch event on 16 September 2021. 

To celebrate their achievements, we warmly invite you to join us for the online award ceremony on 20 October at 10:00-12:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST). 

Prior registration will not be required to watch the live web streaming, which will be available in English only.

 

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A dedicated website to present the awarded projects will be presented shortly.

Programme

ModeratorOlaf Bruns - Freelance journalist


Welcome to the European Innovative Teaching Award ceremony

  • Mariya Gabriel - European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
  • Dr. Simona Kustec - Slovenian Minister of Education, Science and Sport

Presentation of the winning projects (part 1) and discussion with awardees 

  • Croatian laureate in the secondary education category

Project: ‘IMAGINE’, coordinated by high school Dr. Ivana Kranjčeva, Đurđevci in Croatia in collaboration with partners from Sweden, Italy, France, Spain and Romania.

  • Estonian laureate in the secondary education category

Project: ‘Teacher Professional Development in the Light of New Pedagogies’, coordinated by Tartu Tamme Gymnasium in Estonia in collaboration with partners from Spain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy and the United Kingdom.

  • Hungarian laureate in the secondary education category

Project: ‘Adapting e-learning and social network-based internet applications to teaching the German language in secondary schools’, coordinated by Zalaegerszegi Zrínyi Miklós Gimnázium in Hungary in collaboration with partners from Germany.

Keynote speech

  • Svenia Busson - Co-founder, LearnSpace and the European EdTech Alliance 

Presentation of the winning projects (part 2) and discussion with awardees 

  • Dutch laureate in the vocational education and training schools category

Project: ‘Engineering Mobility for All (EMEU4ALL)’, coordinated by EMEU in the Netherlands in collaboration with partners from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.

  • Slovenian laureate in the primary education category

Project: 'Challenge 21st Century Competences’, coordinated by primary school Bistrica ob Sotli in Slovenia in collaboration with partners from Croatia.

  • ​​​Spanish laureate in the early childhood education and care category

Project: ‘Planning and Integrating ICT in Kindergartens and Primary Schools’, coordinated by CEIP San Pablo, Murcia in Spain in collaboration with partners from Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Portugal.

Closing remarks

  • Themis Christophidou - Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC), European Commission


Background

The European Innovative Teaching Award is a new European Commission policy initiative, which aims to highlight and reward the work of teachers and schools and to showcase innovative teaching practices. 

It also provides an opportunity to highlight the benefits of European cooperation in education through transnational activities.

The European Innovative Teaching Award is an annual flagship event of the European Education Area, the EU’s shared vision for a modern and inclusive European education and training sector fit to face the digital and green transitions, It is funded by the Erasmus+ programme.

Speakers

Olaf Bruns - Freelance journalist

Svenia Busson - Co-founder, LearnSpace and the European EdTech Alliance

Themis Christophidou - Director-General, DG EAC, European Commission

 

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