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Finnish-German Panel Discussion: ‘Lernschwärmen. Heute Schon Gelernt?’

March 28th, 2014

News from Berlin - On April 3rd, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is organising a panel discussion on Finland and Germany’s successes in the field of education.

Finland and Germany have, in different fields, very successful education policies. Finland has been a leader in school education for years and tops the PISA list. Germany’s performance is exemplary in on-the-job education for youngsters: few other countries have as low a youth unemployment rate as Germany. This event will discuss the conditions that are needed to achieve these successes, but also to talk about future challenges. Is our education relevant? To what extent does education cover the competences and knowledge required by the labour market?  Are there skills that are more easily acquired in the workplace – or can only be taught there? Is there a continuity between supply and demand with employers and graduates? These and many other questions will be discussed in a Finnish-German dialogue that seeks to make observations about the educational policies both countries have, and to see whether both countries share common visions for future education. For more information go to (website in German, Finnish, Swedish and English).

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