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Co-hosted by the Flemish Ministry of Education and the OECD’s Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) on the 17-18 October 2016, this seminar brought together state of the art research with country experiences of effective modern education governance. Plenary and workshop discussions explored shared responsibility and stakeholder involvement, participatory governance, and accountability and professionalism. Main themes of the first day included strategies for strengthening and sustaining participatory governance, building accountability systems that work, with a focus on shared responsibility, and exploring how to achieve national goals in decentralised systems, with a specific look at the 'Governing Complex Education Study' Flemish case study. The second day focused on professionalism and governance, and what we can (and cannot) learn from other sectors. All presentations and background papers from the meeting can be found here

Stecy Yghemonos took part in a panel discussion about cross-sectoral perspective on professionalism and governance, on behalf of Eurocarers. The panel also included Ms. Sarada Das, Deputy Secretary-General of the CPME Standing Committee of European Doctors (representing the medical profession) as well as Mr. Julian Lonbay, Senior Lecturer, Birmingham Law School (representing lawyers). The session aimed to explore professionalism in various sectors as a different departure for thinking about professionalism in education. The panel addressed potential implications of the conception of professionalism in their field and described how their associations aimed at ensuring adequate remuneration, professional development and high standards of job performance.

For more information about this event, please click here.