EMINENT -Experts Meeting in Education Networking is an annual event organised by European Schoolnet. This year's event "Teacher Training for the 21st Century" took place on 4-5 December 2013 in Helsinki, Finland.

As demonstrated by results of research such as the "Survey of Schools: ICT in Education” from European Schoolnet and many of its projects, teacher training is essential to allow for innovation in the classroom, improving pupils’ results and reaching teaching excellence.

Online training possibilities are evolving fast and so are the requests to teachers to integrate new competences and adjust to an ever changing environment. EMINENT 2013 provided for a global overview on innovative teacher professional development initiatives from various educational systems and take stock of provisional results on this matter from European projects such as iTEC, KeyCoNet, SENnet and STEM ones.
What are the best practices in term of teacher training initial and in- service programmes? How expectations towards teachers have changed? Is online training the answer to provide teachers with adequate professional skills during the duration of their career? Can a European core programme such as the European Schoolnet Academy make a difference and answer some of the national education systems challenges? Those questions were at the heart of our discussions for this edition of our annual EMINENT conference.
This year's conference aimed at:
  • Providing policy makers and industry partners with the most up-to-date information regarding the latest trends on ICT use in schools.
  • Identifying current roadblocks to upscaling and mainstreaming ICT in schools.
  • Helping European Schoolnet to define its future work programme.

The poster session on European Schoolnet projects featured: Future Classroom Lab and Living School LabDesireCreative Classroom Lab, and 1to1 pedagogyGo-LabnanOpinion and GLOBALexcursion.

More information:  Eminent Speakers 2013 Eminent Agenda 2013 (pdf)


Download the presentations (pdf):

Day 1

Day 2



  • FCLab
  • FCLab
  • eTwinning
  • SEG
  • Insafe
  • Insafe
  • Insafe
  • iTEC
  • KeyCoNet
  • Scientix
  • NanOpinion
  • Creative Schools Lab
  • SENnet
  • Smile
  • U4Energy
  • Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs
  • Europeana Creative
  • Entrepreneurial Schools
  • eSafety Label
  • eSkills Week
  • RRI tools
  • GlobalExcursion
  • Amgen
  • Living Schools Lab
  • LRE
  • Chemistry: All about You
  • Kodu Kup Europe
  • LangOER
  • TASK


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