European Bildung Day 2020 – May 8-9 in Copenhagen

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European Bildung Day 2020 – May 8-9 in Copenhagen

European Bildung Day 2020 will be May 8th and 9th in downtown Copenhagen in the historical buildings that go by the name Vartov.

From Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon we will explore the transformations taking place in the 21st century and the great potential of Bildung.

We will also be celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration in 2020.

You will meet 130 very different European Bild­ung practitioners and leaders. Together, we are going to explore Bildung and how Bildung can become a fun, meaningful and uniting European endeavor.

If you would like to join us for European Bildung Day 2020, please sign up for the network here and sign up for the conference here.

Preliminary program

Friday May 8th

Setting the scene, framing the future

14:00–15:00 REGISTRATION AND A SNACK

15:00–15:30 OPENING AND WELCOME

15:30–16.30 INTRODUCING THE FUTURE
Transformations in 21st Century Europe and the importance of Bildung; keynotes:

• Production and ethics: How will we ever get sustainable production?
• Technology and the big narrative: What happens when technology defines the big narrative in our civilization?
• Science and the arts: Who provides meaningful truth?
• Bildung in and for the 21st century: What do we have to offer?
• We need Bildung! A voice from the new Bildung developers.

16:30–17:30 FRAMING THE FUTURE, FRAMING BILDUNG
Panel and plenary debate, harvesting insights from the collective of participants.

Time to breathe or check in at your hotel.

18:00 PRE-DINNER DRINKS
19:00 DINNER AND PARTY

Saturday May 9th

Working together, creating the future

10:00–10:30 GOOD MORNING COPENHAGEN
Harvesting yesterday’s insights
Any new workshop wishes for the afternoon?

10:30–12:00 PARALLEL SESSIONS VOL. 1
Content, formats and platforms

• Bildung in and for the 21st century: What, how, for whom, where?
• European Bildung Network: How to develop, use, and make it useful?

12:00–12:30 FIRST HARVEST
Presentations and harvest in plenum

12:30–13:30 LUNCH

13:30–15:00 PARALLEL SESSIONS VOL. 2
Projects and collaborations

• Next step activities for European Bildung Network
• Workshops on concrete Bildung projects in Europe

15:00–16:00 SECOND HARVEST
Presentations and harvest in plenum

16:00–16:30 NEXT STEPS
Concluding the conference

Get a grip on the future

What are the big challenges we are facing as a civilization and as a species, and what are the means to address them?

Define the Bildung we need

Plenary and break-out discussions about the Bildung we need in order for us to maintain and develop our democracies and good citizenship in the 21st century.

Establishing the network

The European Bildung Network is not a legal entity yet, but we may become one if the participants in the network decide so. In Copenhagen, we are going to discuss the best possible way to be organized.

Explore our common european ground

These are challenging times, but Europe is not the worst place to be right now. So, if part of joining European Bildung Day is about finding out what it actually means to be European and how to express that through Bildung, we are looking very much forward to seeing you.

Find partners for your bildung ideas

Looking for new partners for your work? Maybe a co-applicant for EU funding? European Bildung Day in Copenhagen is the place to be!

Call for projects

If you wish to put forward a project and/or to host a workshop in one of Saturday’s parallel sessions, please send us a proposal no later than February 1st. Please send no more than a 1-page short pitch.

Have fun

Surrounded by more than 100 Bildung people, how can one not have deeply meaningful fun?

Looking forward to seeing you,

Lene Rachel Andersen, Nordic Bildung & the Club of Rome (DK)
Dr. Stefan Bergheim, Fortschrittszentrum (DE)
Tomas Björkman, Perspectiva Institute & Club of Rome (UK)
Mette Hvid Brockmann, Nordic Bildung (DK)
Serhii Chumachenko, Ukrainian Folk High Schools Initiative (UA)
Uwe Gartenschläger, the European Association of Education of Adults (BE)
Per Paludan Hansen, The Danish Adult Education Association (DK)
Professor Mikhail Krikunov, Kiev Business School (UA)
Michiel Tolman, De Bildung Academie (NL)
Nadjeschda Taranczewski, Conscious U (DE)
Maike Van den Boom, author (SE)
Esli Verheggen, De Bildung Academie (NL)
Joachim Juel Vædele, Vartov Grundtvig Center (DK)
Professor Christian Welzel, World Values Survey & Lüneburg Universität (DE)

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