Education and COVID-19: what was discussed at the seventh EENCE:Club?
During EENCE:Club-7 representatives of civil society and the expert community Dr. Armenui Avagyan (Armenia), Mikhailo Milovanovich (Bulgaria/Italy), Natalie Gamtsemlidze (Georgia), Martin Thalhammer (Germany/Georgia) discussed the topic “Access to education during COVID-19”.
The speakers focused on issues related to access to equality and quality education during the pandemic, tried to rethink the problems in the field of education and find possible joint solutions to overcome this global crisis.
“COVID-19 has created new problems and obstacles in the field of education, as well as aggravated existing problems”, – said Mikhail Milovanovich.
The meeting was moderated by Ani Kojoyan (Armenia).
– What were the main issues and topics of the education agenda in terms of equality, inclusiveness and quality in their (speakers’) country/ region?
– How has COVID-19 affected the education sector in their country/ region?
– How did the state, the professional community and civil society react (problems, failures, lessons learned and opportunities)?
– What will be the future of education after COVID-19?
Such issues became the key ones, during the discussion of which the speakers shared their ideas and views.
EENCE:Club’s aimed at promoting democratic development and civic education through the creation of a platform for public debates and the exchange of experience. The project topics focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The project is supported by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb) using funds appropriated by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.