European Education and Innovation Summit

    23/06/2022 - 10:00
    Belgium, Brussels
    23/06/2022 - 18:00
    European Commission

Education is key to strengthen Europe's innovation potential

Education is central for developing, disseminating and valorising knowledge and innovation, for building innovative pedagogies, as well as nurturing talents.

Higher education institutions have a unique position at the crossroads of education, research, innovation. They serve society and the economy, and play a critical role in achieving the European Education Area and the European Research Area, in synergy with the European Higher Education Area.


The Education and Innovation Summit will bring together key actors from the world of Education and Innovation to share knowledge and inspiring experiences on innovative education practices and on building bridges between the education and higher education communities, and their surrounding innovation ecosystems. Together, we will discuss

  • the role of higher education institutions as drivers of innovation

  • the importance of enabling creativity, stimulate vocations, and foster entrepreneurship competences of learners at all education levels

  • concrete steps to enhance innovation in higher education teaching and learning

These exchanges will provide input to the implementation and further development of innovation actions under the European Strategy for Universities and the upcoming Innovation Agenda.


The Education and Innovation Summit will bring together

  • representatives from innovative higher education institutions across the EU

  • representatives of 41 European Universities alliances

  • representatives of European Innovative Higher Education Institutions

  • start-ups, entrepreneurs and companies

  • students and school education representatives

The Summit will offer a unique opportunity for participants to share their views on education and innovation with European policy-makers and to contribute actively to shaping future European action.