Fostering Lifelong Learners: Reimagining Schools’ Responsibilities in a Changing World

18th May 13.00 CEST

Schools and teachers have always played an important role in imparting knowledge and nurturing young individuals.

However, as the world evolves, societal expectations of what schools should do and teach have grown significantly – from providing subject-specific knowledge to educating students on environmental and financial literacy, and teaching them behavioral and collaborative skills.  Teachers often have significant autonomy in their classrooms and the ability to guide students in the direction they choose. However, what changes should be left undone?

Join our discussion and help us prioritise and reach an understanding about the most important roles and expectations for schools! 

Discussion questions


Liis-Marii Roosnupp

Teacher at Tartu Forseliuse School


Minister of Education of Estonia


Student Council Chemnitz

Ats Mattias

Estonian School Student Councils’ Union


Facilitator of the discussion


Director of the Georgius-Agricola-Gymnasium Chemnitz

Discuss along

Our pan-European discussion encourages discovering new and different perspectives so your experiences and ideas are waited on the discussion stage! Be ready to share your thoughts with people from Estonia and Germany!


Where can I join the discussion?

Tartu, Estonia

Tartu Keskpark

Chemnitz, Germany

Chemnitz University of Technology

Hosted by

Hyperlocal discussion format

We want to break out of the usual virtual event mindset and create a truly immersive pan-European discussion experience. The new hyperlocal discussion format connects different views of citizens from Chemnitz and Tartu to a joint discussion room. Video and sound seamlessly link multiple festival hubs, allowing you to engage in pan-European dialogue from your own city.  

To participate at HEDF you need to physically come to a physical room, but in that room you'll be digitally engaging with people in other countries who are also physically attending the festival.

Noored Kooli

The organiser of the discussion is Noored Kooli (Teach for Estonia).