Ministers, education experts to convene in Tallinn for Global Education Industry Summit

  • 2019-12-09
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - On Monday and Tuesday, the Global Education Industry Summit (GEIS) in Tallinn is to bring together ministers of education and top education experts from around the world to discuss learning and teaching in the data age.

"The summit will be exciting! The world's ministers of education, top experts, representatives of international organizations and companies will discuss the bottlenecks and their solutions in education," Estonian Minister of Education and Research Mailis Reps said.

"Over the course of two days, we will seek ways to make smart decisions for the future in the data age," Reps added. "This is the first time that such a high-level education meeting is taking place in Estonia. This highlights Estonia's great results in PISA tests, the 'Education Nation' initiative as well as education policy that has justified itself. I am glad that Estonia's experience and know-how is sought after," the minister said.

The summit is attended by, among others, Andres Schleicher, the director for education and skills and special adviser on education policy to the secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD); Anthony Mackay, the president of National Center on Education and the Economy of the United States (NCEE) and Marc Tucker, the former president of the NCEE. There will be ministers, experts and CEOs participating from Latvia, Finland, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovenia, Sweden, US, France, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom.

The summit is taking place for the fourth time and is hosted by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, the European Commission and OECD.