#EMINENT2014 - Experts Meeting in Education Networking is an annual event organised by European Schoolnet. The 2014 edition "Assessing key competences: shifting paradigms" took place on 13-14 November 2014, in Zurich, Swizerland.

Policy experimentation has been at the heart of European Schoolnet's work since its early days. At EMINENT 2014, we dedicated part of the programme to innovative education policy and presented to Ministries of Education, industry partners and other stakeholders involved in education the latest results from innovative projects such as iTEC, inGenious, Creative Classrooms Lab, eSkills for jobs 2014Living Schools Lab and the eSafety label.
Besides innovation in education, we also explored the notion of assessment and the current issues around this topic, such as those highlighted in the European Commission's communication on "Opening Up Education", which underlines the need to "explore and test, in cooperation with stakeholders and Member States, digital competence frameworks and self-assessment tools for learners, teachers and organisations".
This conference aimed at providing the participants with the following objectives:
  • gather up-to-date information on innovative education policies and assessment issues.
  • make their voice heard by contributing to discussions and to the definition of the European Schoolnet future work programme.
  • network with peers and other stakeholders in the same field.

The poster session on European Schoolnet projects featured: Future Classroom LabCreative Classroom Lab, Evaluation of Science Fairs, Go-Lab, LangOER, and KeyCoNet




13 November 2014

Welcome session: Key note by Barry O'Sullivan, Senior Advisor for English Language Assessment, British Council

First plenary round table: trends and challenges in assessment. 

Roger Blamire, Senior Advisor, European Schoolnet

Janet Looney, Director, European Institute for Education and Social Policy/EIESP

Round table: learning analytics and education, Chair: Peter Karlberg

Parallel workshops

Mobile learning, assessment and inclusion: 

Roger Blamire Senior Advisor, European Schoolnet

Leo Hojsholt-Poulsen Danish National Agency for IT and Learning

Patrizia Lotti and Silvia Panzavolta Italian National Institute for Documentarion, Innovation and Educational Research (INDIRE)

Good practices & policy initiatives in STEM education, Bridging the digital skills gap and Promoting key competences at school

14 November 2014

Round table on policy experimentation across Europe.  

Chair: Patricia Wastiau, Principal Advisor for Research and Development, European Schoolnet

Anja Balanskat, Senior Manager, European Schoolnet

Jan de Craemer, Coordinator of ICT in Education and Media Literacy Policy, Flemish Ministry of Education & Training

Closing session: System-wide and whole school change - building on iTEC and Living Schools Lab projects. 

Will Ellis, Project Manager, iTEC

Dorothy Cassells, Project manager, Living Schools Lab