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Online 5.10.2021

COVID-19 : Changes and challenges in education

This is an online event via WebEx platform. The link will be sent to registered participants.

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Sanna Sipilä-Axnix
Business Finland, Austria
Mobile: +43 664 969 3213
sanna.sipila-axnix (at)

On world teacher’s day the Federation of Austrian Industries, Business Finland and the Embassy of Finland in Austria team up for a unique webinar on 5 October 2021 at 16:00–18.00 EEST Helsinki.

COVID shined a light on educational systems worldwide and revealed weaknesses mercilessly. At the same time, systemic accelerators like digitalization, self-organized learning and the central role of teachers paved their way into public (and political) awareness like never before.

Unaware of the effective “end” of this global pandemic, the time is now right to shine a light on our collective learnings and offer a kick-off for the forthcoming systemic learning curve:

  • How did Austria and Finland manage this unique educational crisis?
  • What are the most valuable takeaways from the pandemic, especially in the field of digitalization?
  • What are the next steps to take?

Opening remarks by Ms. Pirkko Hämäläinen, Ambassador of Finland in Austria and Mr. Christoph Neumayer, Secretary General of the Federation of Austrian Industries.

Ms. Iris Rauskala, Chief Digital Officer, Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research Austria
Ms. Tina Dworschak, Education Expert, Federation of Austrian Industries
Ms. Edda Berger-Cian, Principal, Graz International Bilingual School
Mr. Jouni Kangasniemi, Program Director, Education Finland
Ms. Tuija Lindström, Project Expert, DigiOne
Mr. Ari Myllyviita, Teacher, Viikki Teacher Training School Helsinki

Host: Eric Frey (DerStandard)

Join the online panel discussion on World’s Teachers’ Day!