Topic of the conference


What, how and where we prepare for today's innovation society is a  new question for educational practice, research and policy. 


  • How can children and young people develop social, ecological and entrepreneurial innovation skills to shape their future?  
  • Which knowledge and which methods support teachers and learning facilitators in this process?
  • How can these be integrated into the educational landscape?


Under the patronage of the Austrian UNESCO Commission, the organizers of this symposium invite to exchange experiences and strategies and to test new innovation methods for a sustainable future. In working groups, the participants will have the chance to deal with the challenges, experiences, and potential of initiatives and methods around "innovation education for young people".


Additionally, a marketplace offers on-site practical experience by presenting various teaching and learning materials of the participating initiatives. On Friday the participants have the opportunity to participate in a train-the-trainer workshop on social innovation and entrepreneurship for the young generation in English and German.


The conference is aimed at practitioners, multipliers, teachers, researchers and those interested and responsible in education, innovation and educational research and politics


Time: Thursday, March 19th, 2020, 9.00 - 17.30 and Friday, March 20th, 2020, 9:00 - 13:00

The event is free of charge



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