Mailis Reps, the Minister of Education and Research of Estonia is attending the Education Summit, Research and Innovation Days and the meeting of the Competitiveness Council Ministers in Brussels today and tomorrow.
Today, at the Education Summit, the Minister Mailis Reps participates in the panel discussion on new technologies in the classroom together with Greek minister of education and research Niki Kerameus and education experts from Poland and Germany. Minister Reps is invited to participate in the panel because of Estonia’s achievements in digital transformation of education and implementation of smart solutions. The Summit, taking place for the second time, is attended by more than 700 EU state’s ministers and representatives as well the representatives of European Union institutions and education experts.
During the Summit, Tibor Navracsics, the Commissioner of Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, presents the annual “Education and Training Monitor 2019”. Current report focuses on the challenges of teaching profession and is based largely on data by TALIS, Eurostat, OECD and Eurydice.
During the afternoon, minister Reps attends the Research and Innovation Days where, among other issues, the challenges related to the European Horizon is discussed. In the evening, Mailis Reps meets other attendants: European ministers of education, member of the European Parliament and European Commission as Ursula von der Leyden, well the president-elect of the next EC.
On Friday, the 27th September, minister Mailis Reps participates in the meeting of the Competitiveness Council. The meeting focuses on ensuring sustainable growth with the help of R&D and innovation.
During the lunch meeting, ministers will discuss the role of R&D in achieving the key climate targets. Minister Reps will also meet Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen, the Minister of Education and Research of Denmark.