Number 19 - European Edtech Alliance 2022 overview
Wrap up of activities in 2022
Hello everyone, happy new year and welcome to a special edition of our European Edtech News!
The European Edtech Alliance is barely a year old and already we have accomplished so much! We had an amazing first year with lots of new projects and connections. We are happy to share all we have worked on with you. Check out the work of our Startup and Policy Taskforces, apply for the Female Edtech Fellowship, get your company on the European Edtech Map, add our Market Discovery Webinars to your calendar and read and use our publications for your work.
All information can be found on our website!
In 2022, we started working together with EU Organisations and local governments on various topics and have been:
an invited core member of the EU Commission Roundtable on Education Ecosystem development
supporting the Council of Europe´s development of guidelines for public private partnerships and AI
invited by EU-Parliament for feedback on AI and Data regulations
a core member of the EU stakeholder group defining digital content in education and quality assurance mechanisms
an invited participant in an EU study on public purchasing procedures for the adoption of AI
an invited member of the Council of Europe AI Working Conference in Strasbourg
part of the reactivation of CEN/TC 353 and related mirror committee activities at local/national levels
We launched the highly successful Female Edtech Fellowship and the 3rd cohort starts on Jan 23rd, 2023. If you a female founder in growth stage building an Edtech StartUp in Europe then follow the link above and apply until Jan 12th! The 6-months fellowship includes monthly expert calls with outstanding entrepreneurs, peer-to-peer learning and problem solving amongst the fellows and an off-site week-end in France to better connect with fellow entrepreneurs and investors.
Our Startup Taskforce launched the European Edtech Map. Get yourself on the map if you haven’t done it, and stay tuned for what is happening around the Map in 2023.
Additionally, we started the Market Discovery Webinar series and in 2023 we will bring you to one country every month, starting with Italy in January. Did you miss Spain and Germany? Follow the link above to request the recordings of these webinars or simply get information about the next ones.
We developed the New Ukrainian Schoolhub at the request of the European Commission and together with Ministries in Ukraine and Finland, supporting refugee learners and their communities both within Ukraine and wider Europe. We were able to promote hundreds of Edtech startups and have had thousands of users.
Our Policy Taskforce was equally busy, we were co-authors of the Time for Action: making EdTech a key driver in the European digital education ecosystem report. We also authored a position paper on OER and an overview of the foundations required for successful public, private partnerships.
We worked on two winning EU project applications, EmpowerED (looking at developing, supporting and building the Edtech community within Europe) and DS4Skills (exploring digital skills needed in education).
Further, we supported the inaugural EdTech NEXT event in Bielefeld. It is coming back in 2023 and we are looking forward to meeting even more EdTech enthusiasts from all over Europe.
As part of the international advisory board of The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), we are very pleased to have participated in the fantastic international collaboration and this insightful report naming the top three Hurdles, Accelerators and Tech Enablers driving K-12 innovation in 2023. Read their full 2022 Report here!
We are looking forward to 2023 and are excited for all the potential we have to continue this amazing growth and support your local efforts. You can get excited about
more Market Discovery Webinars including Italy, the UK and Sweden
the publication of our first EEA Map Report
Events, discussions and exchanges
our continued efforts to ensure the policy reflects the needs of the environments you are working in
We´ll be back with our monthly newsletter containing all January news.
This newsletter is written and produced by the European Edtech Alliance. The European Edtech Alliance is a consortium of national trade associations and clusters working with founders and providers of education technology (Edtech), to support the domestic and international growth of these businesses and the innovations they represent.
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