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2023 European Innovative Teaching Award event

The European Commission will celebrate the 93 laureates of the 2023 edition of the European Innovative Teaching Award.

24 November 2023
Hybrid event, 14.30 - 17.30 CET

What is the European Innovative Teaching Award?

The European Innovative Teaching Award is a European Commission initiative launched in 2021, which aims to highlight and reward the work of teachers and schools, and to showcase innovative teaching practices.

The initiative forms part of the broader European Education Area initiative and awards successfully finalised projects funded by the Erasmus+ programme. It provides an opportunity to highlight the benefits of European cooperation in education through transnational activities.

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About the 2023 European Innovative Teaching Award event

The European Innovative Teaching Award event will take place on 24 November in a hybrid mode to celebrate the 93 laureates of the 2023 edition.

The theme of this edition is "Education and Innovation" and is connected to the European Year of Skills. It explores the introduction of existing and emerging technologies in the contemporary education systems.

Within these 93 projects

  • 15 projects represent the ‘early childhood education and care’ category
  • 23 projects represent the ‘primary education’ category
  • 28 projects represent the ‘secondary education’ category
  • 27 projects represent the ‘vocational education and training (VET) schools’ category

Programme

Moderator: Mared Gwyn, Communications expert, political commentator and event moderator

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Biography

Mared is a communications expert, event moderator and political commentator. She has five years of experience in EU public affairs and frequently reports from Brussels for the BBC. 

As a moderator Mared uses her breadth of information to challenge established ideas and spark insightful debates. Her goal is to put audiences at ease and to empower everyone to speak their minds. 

Mared is passionate about inspiring young people from all backgrounds to contribute to policy debates. She speaks native Welsh and English, is fluent in Spanish and French, and speaks basic Portuguese and Italian. 

Biography

Sophia Eriksson Waterschoot is Director for Youth, Education and Erasmus+ at the European Commission's Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture.

She is in charge of European cooperation on higher education, schools and youth policy, managing Europe's flagship programme for education, training, youth and sport Erasmus+ with a budget over €26 billion 2021-2027.

She launched and manages the European Solidarity Corps,an EU youth volunteering programme, and coordinated the 2022 European Year of Youth. She launched flagship actions under the European Education Area and the EU Youth Strategy, such as European Universities, Teacher Academies and DiscoverEU.

She has previously held various positions within the European Commission in the field of strategy and investment in education, employment policy, European Semester, European cohesion funds, cultural policy and business statistics.

She studied economics, business, political science and EU affairs in Sweden, France and Belgium, including an Erasmus student exchange.

She is an Eisenhower Fellow. Twitter: @sophiabrussels

Biography

Mared is a communications expert, event moderator and political commentator. She has five years of experience in EU public affairs and frequently reports from Brussels for the BBC. 

As a moderator Mared uses her breadth of information to challenge established ideas and spark insightful debates. Her goal is to put audiences at ease and to empower everyone to speak their minds. 

Mared is passionate about inspiring young people from all backgrounds to contribute to policy debates. She speaks native Welsh and English, is fluent in Spanish and French, and speaks basic Portuguese and Italian. 

Biography

Mared is a communications expert, event moderator and political commentator. She has five years of experience in EU public affairs and frequently reports from Brussels for the BBC. 

As a moderator Mared uses her breadth of information to challenge established ideas and spark insightful debates. Her goal is to put audiences at ease and to empower everyone to speak their minds. 

Mared is passionate about inspiring young people from all backgrounds to contribute to policy debates. She speaks native Welsh and English, is fluent in Spanish and French, and speaks basic Portuguese and Italian. 

Biography

Florian Nuxoll is an educator and research professional from Tübingen, Germany. Since 2008, he has been serving as a teacher (English and Political Sciene) at the Geschwister-Scholl-Schule in Tübingen. Parallel to his teaching, Florian is a part-time Scientific Associate at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Tübingen, with a focus on Computational Linguistics and the development of intelligent tutoring systems. He is also an active member of the Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ICALL) research group.

Florian's contributions to academia and pedagogy span the publication of school textbooks for German ESL classrooms and creation of workbooks like "Medienwelten" that promote media and digital competence. As a research author, Florian has explored the impact of digital tools on language learning and instruction.

Florian also hosts the podcast "Doppelstunde", which explores various aspects of education and digitalisation. His latest publication, "ChatGPT: Create a catchy headline: How chatbots and AI tools are impacting the English language classroom", demonstrates his interest in the intersection of AI and language education.

Biography

Mared is a communications expert, event moderator and political commentator. She has five years of experience in EU public affairs and frequently reports from Brussels for the BBC. 

As a moderator Mared uses her breadth of information to challenge established ideas and spark insightful debates. Her goal is to put audiences at ease and to empower everyone to speak their minds. 

Mared is passionate about inspiring young people from all backgrounds to contribute to policy debates. She speaks native Welsh and English, is fluent in Spanish and French, and speaks basic Portuguese and Italian. 

Biography

Sophia Eriksson Waterschoot is Director for Youth, Education and Erasmus+ at the European Commission's Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture.

She is in charge of European cooperation on higher education, schools and youth policy, managing Europe's flagship programme for education, training, youth and sport Erasmus+ with a budget over €26 billion 2021-2027.

She launched and manages the European Solidarity Corps,an EU youth volunteering programme, and coordinated the 2022 European Year of Youth. She launched flagship actions under the European Education Area and the EU Youth Strategy, such as European Universities, Teacher Academies and DiscoverEU.

She has previously held various positions within the European Commission in the field of strategy and investment in education, employment policy, European Semester, European cohesion funds, cultural policy and business statistics.

She studied economics, business, political science and EU affairs in Sweden, France and Belgium, including an Erasmus student exchange.

She is an Eisenhower Fellow. Twitter: @sophiabrussels

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