2017 Re-considering Access, Quality and Flexibility of Education EDLW 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 13:00-15:00 CET

Moderator: Sandra Kucina Softic, EDEN Vice President

* EDEN Open Classroom Conference – Panel live broadcast – 13:00 – 15:00 CET

Format: Presentations and panel

Moderator: Sandra Kucina Softic, University of Zagreb, Croatia

The session will start with 3 keynotes:

  • Transformation of Education in the Era of Openness and Flexibility, Gard Titlestad, International Council for Distance Education (ICDE)
  • Images of Education Futures: Looking at the Big Picture, Mark Brown, Dublin City University, EDEN
  • From Open Educational Resources to Open Educational Practices, Svetlana Knyazeva, Unesco IITE

Panel discussion

Questions addressed:

  • what is the common understanding in Europe of an accessible, quality and flexible education for all?
  • what are best – practice examples from your countries, regions and projects that lead to accessible and flexible education for society?
  • are education providers ready to meet the needs of a digitalised and networked society? and why? What are the triggers and what are the potentials? are we on the way?
  • how open education can be? how ready we are are?
  • what is the role of different stakeholders to foster the development of education innovations for better access, quality and flexibility?


  • Gard Titlestad, ICDE
  • Svetlana Knyazeva, UNESCO IITE
  • Yves Punie, European Commission – DG JRC
  • Airina Volungevičienė, EDEN
  • Asta Junevičienė, Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO
  • Giedrius Vaidelis, Education Development Centre
  • Ineta Dabašinskienė, Vytautas Magnus University

Invited experts:

  • Wim Van Petegem, K.U.Leuven
  • Lisa Marie Blaschke, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany
  • Josep M. Duart, Catalonian Open University, Spain
  • Ebba Ossiannilsson, Swedish Association of DE
  • Mark Nichols, the Open University UK

Watch the recording here