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On October 1, 250 policy makers and education experts gathered in Vilnius to participate in an international conference ‘How do we educate our future leaders today: emotional intelligence vs. artificial intelligence‘, organised by the European Association of Institutions of Non-formal Education of Children and Youth (EAICY). The conference aimed to review the importance of social and emotional learning, deepen the understanding of technological progress and its importance in everyday life and to present specific methods for encouraging active leadership among the modern youth. The list of distinguished speakers included the director of the Centre for Resilience and Socio-Emotional Health and NESET II member Professor Carmel Cefai, who shared his insights on what helps in developing children‘s emotional and social wellbeing. Mr Cefai presented the Network‘s recent report ‘Strengthening Social and Emotional Education as a core curricular area across the EU‘ prepared by Carmel Cefai, Paul A. Bartolo, Valeria Cavioni and Paul Downes, which received great interest from the audience. A news portal’s coverage of the conference (in Lithuanian) can be found here. Find the report on Social and Emotional Education (SEE) in our online library here.