Presentations – 2018


Effective policies and practices for empowering schools and promoting quality education

Welcome by the Coordinators of the Networks NESET II and EENEE
Dr Dragana Avramov, Scientific Coordinator of the Network of Experts on the Social Dimension of Education and Training 
Prof Ludger Woessmann, Scientific Coordinator of the European Experts Network on Economics of Education (EENEE) and Director of the Ifo Center for the Economics of Education

Welcome by the European Commission 
Mr Jan Pakulski, Head of Unit, Evidence-Based Policy and Evaluation, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission

Keynote address
Prof Gert Biesta, Professor of Education, Brunel University London and University of Humanistic Studies, the Netherlands. (PowerPoint presentation)


Session 1 – Inclusion and Social Cohesion

Dr Jana Huttova, Member of NESET II and self-employed consultant, researcher and expert evaluator; and 
Dr Hester Hulpia, Researcher at VBJK (Centre for Innovation in the Early Years) and at Ghent University.
Dr Balázs Váradi, Senior Researcher at Budapest Institute for Policy Analysis

 Session 2 – School curricula, learners’ experience and democratic participation

Prof Carmel Cefai, Director of Centre for Resilience and Socio-Emotional Health, Professor at University of Malta and Member of NESET II
Prof George Psacharopoulos, Professor, Georgetown University (PowerPoint presentation)

Session 3 –  Education, Technology and Civic Engagement


Prof Julian McDougall, Professor and Head of the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice at Bournemouth University, UK and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Prof Gráinne Conole, Head of Open Education, National Institute for Digital Learning, Dublin City University