Join ALF/FoE online debate: "Empty classrooms: The impact of COVID-19 on Education" on 30 September 2020

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Join the Anna Lindh Foundation and Friends of Europe for the online debate: "Empty classrooms: The impact of COVID-19 on Education" on Wednesday 30 September from 17:30 to 18:30 CEST.


Ensuring that all girls and boys are granted quality education is a prime ambition of the Sustainable Development Goals. The return is considerable: a more diverse and prosperous economy, access to better services, and increased equality are amongst the clear benefits from open access to free education. In the Euro-Med region, Erasmus+ has encouraged the share of knowledge and best-practices, while also enabling youth to discover new cultural realities and gain intercultural learning.

However, COVID-19 has kept 90% of all students out of school. And the important progress of recent years is at severe risk of being reversed. 

Key questions include: 

  • What role can digital tools offer to provide uninterrupted quality education for all and intercultural experiences to students? 
  • Which focus should be adopted by international partners? 
  • How can the lessons from this pandemic make our education systems more resilient and inclusive?


  • Élisabeth Guigou, President of the Anna Lindh Foundation and former French Minister

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This event is organised in cooperation with Friends of Europe.