WISE Panel at European Development Days

European Development Days

European Development Days

Date: June 7, 2017 / 09.30 - 10.45

Location: Brussels

WISE organizes a debate entitled “21st Century Skills: Why Entrepreneurship Matters” during the European Development Days, June 7-8, 2017, in Brussels. Discussions will focus on strategies to re-think education systems and the role of the private sector in better preparing and empowering learners.

In times of disruption, educators, leaders and citizens equipped with entrepreneurial skills can tackle social challenges and help design knowledge societies. WISE speakers will present their hands-on experiences with diverse issues around the globe, including those related to youth employability initiatives, designing relevant education policies, strengthening higher education and the role of the private sector in fostering entrepreneurship education.

The European Development Days gathering is Europe’s leading forum on international cooperation and development. Organized by the European Commission, EDD attracts over 6,000 participants from the international development community, reflecting Europe's commitment to a more sustainable future. This year’s theme --Investing in Development-– will highlight the importance of increasing investment to support inclusive, sustainable growth and creating decent jobs for all.


Mr. Sébastien Turbot,
Curator and Director of Content,


Mr. Ashwin Assomull,
Managing Director,
Ernst & Young LLP
Ms Martina Dlabajová,
European Parliament

Mr. Mike Feerick,
CEO & founder,

Ms Mervi Jansson-Aalto,
Omnia Education Partnerships

See more on eudevdays.eu