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A Roadmap for Europe

HIGH-LEVEL ROUNDTABLE  21st Century Education and Digital Skills:  A Roadmap for Europe


21st Century Education and Digital Skills

A Roadmap for Europe

Special Guest:


Stéphanie Jamet

Senior Analyst for Early Childhood Education and Care

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)


Are we doing enough to protect our children and prepare them for the future? And what about the Internet? Is it a net plus for early childhood development, serving as a crucial platform for learning and new experience? Or is early-childhood screen time a catalyst for on-going mental illness and attention deprivation that should make all parents wary? What can be done to tackle the digital skills divide from an early age?


Before an audience of education specialists, researchers, think tankers and policymakers, the Lisbon Council is proud to host the global launch of Starting Strong: Empowering Young Children in the Digital Age, an OECD report which presents new evidence, looks at the opportunities and risks of digital technology for young children and identifies key challenges for the early childhood education and care sector. The report includes an evidence-driven OECD roadmap for better public policy to address these key objectives – including the positive upside of introducing children to digital literacy at an early age and the application of digital technologies around a set of clear guidelines, known limits and adherence to values. It also presents and assesses policies that have worked in 27 countries.    


The session will feed into the Policy Roadmap on European Policies for Living-Lab-Based Open Schooling, a set of policy recommendations being developed by Schools as Living Labs (SALL), a 13-member consortium. After the OECD policy brief launch – which will include a wide-ranging debate and an overview of European Commission plans and priorities – VIP participants and key members of the SALL consortium will join a second session on open schooling: the way ahead for Europe. Senior Director Francesco Mureddu will present an overview of the emerging policy recommendations. The discussion and debate will feed directly into the open-schooling roadmap which will launch in June 2023.


If you would like to join the policy brief launch and SALL roadmap discussion, kindly send an e-mail to with “OECD Policy Brief Launch and Open Schooling Roadmap'' in the subject heading. Only registered participants will have access to the venue.


Tuesday, 18 April 2023 

11h00-12h45 CET

Followed by a Networking Lunch

Résidence Palace (155 rue de la Loi, 1040 Brussels)