27 Sep 2021

October 5th… mark the date! European Commission’s webinar on Early Childhood Education and Care presenting the results of the most recent NESET analytical report

When COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, most European countries fully or partially closed education institutions, including schools and ECEC services. As the virus continues to threaten our society, children, families, early childhood education and care professionals, services and decision-makers continuously face many challenges and questions, including:

  • What would be the impact of lockdowns and pandemic restrictions on young children?
  • Would there be any learning loss?
  • Should ECEC staff be prioritised for testing and vaccination?
  • How would the sector cope financially with the loss of earnings and increased expenses?

To address some of the existing questions, on October 5th the European Commission is organising a webinar “Early childhood education and care in Europe: Exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic”.

The webinar will present the results of reports prepared by the European Commission, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and NESET, which explore how these challenges and others have been tackled. The analytical report “Governing quality early childhood education and care in a global crisis: First lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic” will be presented by NESET network member Nima Sharmahd.

Representatives of the Slovenian Ministry of education, of Eurochild and EPSU, the European Federation of Public Service Union will share their experiences and discuss the findings of the reports.

More information on the webinar can be found here.

You can follow the event online, on Erasmus+ Facebook page, or on Erasmus+ Twitter page. No prior registration is needed.

Questions can be asked in advance by writing to eac-et2020-wg-ecec@ec.europa.eu by email or during the event on the Erasmus+ Facebook page.