Castilla y León has been chosen to host the Dialogue on the Future of Education for being one of the autonomous communities with the best performance of its students in mathematics, reading comprehension and science according to the PISA report.
The Dialogue will be held in Salamanca, at the Archbishop Fonseca College of the University of Salamanca, on November 8 and 9. It will be open to all citizens who want to participate in person or virtually. The speakers will include the Secretary of State for Education, Alejandro Tiana; the president of the School Council, Encarna Cuenca; education advisers, academics, teachers, members of the educational community, representatives of digital companies and members of leading international institutions in education such as the OECD or UNESCO, among others.
The president of the Senate, Ander Gil; the Vice-President of Promotion of our European Way of Life of the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas; the President of Castilla y León, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco; and the mayor of Salamanca, Carlos García Carbayo.
In addition to the discussion tables, there will be two citizen workshops designed to listen to the ideas of the population , take note of them and incorporate them into the different documents and strategies for the future. In the first one, which will take place on November 8 at 5:00 p.m., they will talk about how the way we teach should change, while the second will reflect on how the way we learn will evolve and will be on November 9. November, at 11 am.
The objective of the Dialogue is to enrich the public debate and offer citizens the possibility of participating directly in the conversation about the country that we can and want to be in the post-COVID world . The ideas that the speakers and citizens present during the sessions will be incorporated into the National Long-Term Strategy prepared by the National Office for Prospective and Government Strategy as part of the Spain 2050 project and the Conference on the Future of Europe that they have put into the European Commission and Parliament are marching.
The Dialogues on the Future
The Dialogues on the Future are an initiative of the Government, the European Commission, the European Parliament and 70 other public institutions (municipalities, regional governments, foundations and universities) that want to contribute to promoting plural, informed and constructive conversations about the opportunities and challenges that will bring the post-COVID world.
The meetings will take place between September and December of this year in the 17 Autonomous Communities. They will include 100 discussion tables, 37 citizen workshops and high-level meetings in which more than 500 speakers will participate, among which will be the president and vice-presidents of the Government, presidents and regional councilors, ministers, secretaries of state, senior officials and experts from the European Commission and the European Parliament, mayors, CEOs, entrepreneurs, academics, journalists and leaders of the third sector and civil society.