Dialogue for the Future is an initiative of the Government of Spain, the European Commission, the European Parliament and 72 other public institutions which has been designed to contribute in a forward-looking way to the drive towards plural and informed conversations about the opportunities and challenges that Spain and the EU will face in the post-COVID-19 world.
The Dialogue has been held in 17 cities of the 17 autonomous communities and consisted of 100 round tables, 37 citizen workshops, and a multitude of meetings and cultural activities that have been atended by more than 25,000 people either face-to-face or remotely. The ideas expressed by speakers and citizens will be used to guide the European policies for the coming years and to design a Long-term National Strategy that prepares the National Office of Foresight and Strategy.
With regard to education, the adaptation of learning and teaching methods to the circumstances of 21st century, the reduction of early school failure, and the parallel progress of equal opportunities and excellence were all essential topics of this Dialogue. In addition, the question of whether Spain can join the educational vanguard before 2050 has been addressed and the possibility of reaching a state pact for long-term education has been considered.
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