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The Future of Education in the Digital Age

Tuesday, 19 May, 2015 - 18:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
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Lecture

The SMIT/IES Lecture Series on the European Digital Information Society is a prestigious series of compact two hour conferences on the European Digital Information Society.

It is organized annually for the students of the international communication sciences master programme.

Their purpose is to enhance understanding of topical debates about the dynamics of the European Digital Information Society through prestigious lectures or round tables of experts, both followed by discussions with the public. Lectures and round tables usually last around 45-60 minutes as do the debates that follow.

For this lecture, the university has invited Xavier Prats MonnéThe SMIT/IES Lecture Series on the European Digital Information Society is a prestigious series of compact two hour conferences on the European Digital Information Society.

It is organized annually for the students of the international communication sciences master programme.

Their purpose is to enhance understanding of topical debates about the dynamics of the European Digital Information Society through prestigious lectures or round tables of experts, both followed by discussions with the public. Lectures and round tables usually last around 45-60 minutes as do the debates that follow.

For this lecture, the university has invited Xavier Prats Monné.

 

Xavier Prats Monné is the Director-general for Education and Culture of the European Commission. Since 2011 as Deputy Director-general, he has been responsible for EU policies in the field of education and training, and for the EU education programmes for 2014-2020 period, including Erasmus+ and Marie Sklodowska Curie. Since August 2014, as Director-general, he is also responsible for EU policies  in the field of culture, youth and sports, and for the Creative Europe programme. He represents the European Commission on the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). From 2007 to 2010 he served as Director for employment policy, and as one of the five founding members of the EU Impact Assessment Board, reporting to the President of the European Commission.

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