European Round Table "Human Education in the Third Millennium: Problems, Goals, and Values of Education in the Modern World"
was held on September 29, 2022 as part of the international forum "Human Education in the 3rd Millennium. The European Round Table was organized by University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt and the "Human Education in the 3rd Millennium" Initiative and moderated by Prof. Dr. Krassimir Stojanov, Chair of Philosophy of Education and Educational Theory at the University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt.
The basis for discussion at the forum was the draft declaration being developed - a document of collective professional solidarity in the face of problems in the world. The main ideas of the draft declaration were developed at the Initiative Round Table Conference in Dharamsala, India, in July 2019 concluded with the decision to initiate a World Forum and then in the activities of the “Human Education in the 3rd Millennium” Project Group.
The exponential scientific and technological progress and the growing interdependence of a globalized world are great opportunities for education, but also challenges, reinforced by growing problems regarding nature, the complexities of contemporary social life and contradictions within and between states. However, education do not sufficiently cultivate understanding minds and especially the „hearts‟ and the ability for social and civic engagement of students in ways, which would enable them to successfully address these problems.
The aim of the European division of the Forum was to enrich the collective global understanding in terms of the current landscape of education in Europe, to clarify possibilities for furthering universal human values, and to identify the necessary approaches to education that support solidarity, justice, care, cooperation, love, freedom, equality, and diversity. In particular, strategies to preserve and further develop humanized education were discussed on the background of two urgent threats:
(1) The marketization of education and its colonialization by managerial logics and technics
(2) The instrumentalization of education by totalitarian, populist and nationalist ideologies
The range of participants included philosophers and scholars, representing diverse regions of Europe.
The version of the draft declaration finalized by 12/22/2022
following the results of the European Round Table - discussions at the round table meeting itself
and amendments made by the participants of the European Round Table later
List of participants of the European Round table
"Human Education in the 3rd Millennium"
September 29, 2022, online
Krassimir Stojanov, Professor and Chair of Philosophy of Education and Educational Theory at the Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt. Eichstatt, Germany (Moderator of the European Round Table)
Ron Barnett, Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Education, University of London. President of the Philosophy and Theory of Higher Education Society (PaTHES). London, UK
Christoph Wulf, Professor of Anthropology and philosophy of education at the Freie Universität Berlin. Vice President of the German UNESCO Commission. Berlin, Germany
Olena Vlasova, Professor, Head of Developmental Psychology Department of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Head of the Ukrainian Association for Educational and Developmental Psychology. Kiev, Ukraine
Valery Mironov PhD, Doctor of Psychology and practicing psychologist in the field of psychology of intelligence and creativity, Director of the nongovernmental non-profit organization Dialogue Club "West-East": dialogue-game programs for the development of children and adolescents. Humanitarian adviser in national projects. Head of psychological services. Dnipro, Ukraine.
Hasan H. Aksoy, Professor, Chair, Sub-Dept. of Educational Administration, Faculty of Educational Sciences of Ankara University, Turkey
Paola Mattei, Professor of Political Science, Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Milan, Italy
Kathleen Lynch, Professor of Equality Studies, University College Dublin, Ireland, Social Justice and Education, Dublin, Ireland
Nathanaël Wallenhorst, Associate Professor (Habilitation) Vice-Dean for Research and Environment, Faculty of Education of Catholic University of the West, Angers, France
Henning Schluß, Professor, Institut für Bildungswissenschaft, University of Vienna, Austria
Alexander Kiossev, Professor of Culturals Studies, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Anniina Leiviskä, Docent of Philosophy of Education, University of Oulu, Finland
Rafał Godoń, Professor, Dean, Faculty of Pedagogy, University of Warsaw, Poland
Margarita Kozhevnikova, DPhil, coordinator of “Human education in the 3rd millennium” initiative, St. Petersburg, Russia
Pedro Caetano, Dr., Interculturality Center for Social Sciences (CICS.NOVA) - New University of Lisbon, Portugal