The focus of the upcoming edition of the EESC Civil Society Days will be put on the crucial question of how to build a sustainable future for European citizens. Taking place at a crucial moment for Europe, shortly before the kick off for the Conference on the Future of Europe scheduled for 9 May 2020, the Civil Society Days 2020 will host six interactive workshops on key topics.
Lifelong Learning Platform (LLP), the European Association of Institutes for Vocational
Training (EVBB), Culture Action Europe and EESC section Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC) will hold a workshop on “Education and culture for a sustainable future for all”.
The workshop origins by the idea that education and culture are at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals and play a crucial role in achieving all of the 17 objectives while ensuring a human-centred, inclusive and equitable development. Together we will address the needs of underrepresented inhabitants and citizens by exploring the potential of education and culture in creating common ground capable of ensuring dialogue between generations and mutual learning.
The meeting will take the form of a “reverse café”. The group of audience and speakers will split into three different breakout sessions. In each session, an expert will help the audience construct an answer to each of the starting questions, giving a comprehensive perspective and using tools to gather input from the participants.
In a second phase, experts will bring the discussion to a panel in a plenary session, where
contributions will build up to the final takeaway. The three breakout sessions will each come
up with a set of three or more recommendations for policymakers.
The event will take place at EESC Office: rue Belliard 99, JDE, 6th floor, Brussels.