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SELFIE Forum 2021: Empowering schools for learning in the digital age

7 - 8 October 2021


Inspiring schools

The 2021 SELFIE Forum will bring together the SELFIE community by welcoming 

  • school leaders
  • teachers
  • students
  • trainers
  • policy-makers
  • researchers and practitioners in the field of digital education
  • actual and potential users of the tool 

The Forum will focus on providing ideas and inspiration for schools to create their own digital action plans to assess their use of digital technologies for educational purposes.

The SELFIE Forum is organised by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in association with the Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC) and the collaboration of the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL).

SELFIE for Teachers launch

At the Forum, the new SELFIE for Teachers self-reflection tool will be launched.

The tool is designed to support the development of teachers' digital skills – both inside and outside of school. 

A dedicated workshop will examine teachers’ digital competences and how the tool can support the planning of professional development in this area.

Work-based module release

The new SELFIE for work-based learning module (WBL) will also be released at the 2021 SELFIE Forum. It will help schools and companies improve how they are using digital technologies in their training and apprenticeship programmes.

SELFIE WBL launch - Coming soon...

Update - learn more about SELFIE for work-based learning

Get involved

Join a workshop

The interactive part of the Forum will consist of a variety of workshops on

  • creating a digital action plan
  • digital pedagogies
  • best practices in digital education

European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, and European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit, will participate in the 2021 Forum.

More information about the programme, the speakers and more will follow shortly via the dedicated event website. 

If you are interested in attending any of these workshops, please email us at We can then inform you when registration opens.

Please note that due to the interactive format of the sessions, a limited number of participants will be able to take part in the event.

The plenary sessions of the second SELFIE Forum will also be live streamed via the dedicate website of the Forum – coming soon. 

Submit a poster or video

Schools are invited to participate by submitting a poster or a short video (up to 3 minutes in length) focused on a very specific topic portraying your school’s experience with the SELFIE (Self-reflection on Effective Learning by Fostering the use of Innovative Educational technologies) tool.

Your contribution will also provide useful information to other schools to help them to develop their own digital strategy and action plan. 

Download the full call for contributions for more information.

Deadline for submission: 20 September 2021.


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