Malta’s participation in the European Year of Skills 2023
In her 2022 State of the Union address, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, announced that 2023 would be the European Year of Skills, with the aim to strengthen competitiveness, better focus investments, cooperation with companies, matching these needs with people’s aspiration as well as attracting talents to Europe. Read more about the European Year of Skills here.
Currently, a number of events are being organised in the EU with a focus on skills. You can find an updated list here.
For instance, the Transform-ED conference took place between Monday 8th and Wednesday 10th May at the Casino Maltese in Valletta, Malta. Organised by the European Commission Representation in Malta as part of the European Year of Skills, the event aimed at bringing together educators, expert trainers, thought leaders and industry players, to discuss the future of education in Europe.
The thematic area for the event was Games and AI in Education and featured talks by Alexander Pfeiffer (Blockchain, AI and Digital Agents: Unlocking the Potential of Game-Based Learning and Assessment), Stephen Reid (Teaching the Tough Stuff – using Games to tackle some of our toughest social and cultural subjects), Nikolaos Fachantidis (The Future of Education with AI), Gary Jones (AI and STEAM education) and Flavia H Santos (Classroom challenges: low numeracy, maths anxiety and digital transformation), alongside a number of thematic breakout sessions.
Start-ups, companies and educators were also invited to participate in the exhibition at Casino Maltese. AcrossLimits attended the event on all 3 days to promote its services, both as a partner and writer of EU funded projects in education, and representing our educational branch TrainingMalta.
You can read more about the Transform-ED event here: https://transform-ed.eu.