Safe Schools and Education Rights in a (Post) Pandemic Era

International on-line Conference and Expert Seminar

Launching the project:
'Developing International Guidelines for Mediation in School Conflicts'

133rd International Conference of the
European Association for Education Law and Policy

16 October 2020, Budapest, Hungary

In cooperation with
Ereky Public Law Research Center (PPCU) and the
Commissioner for Educational Rights (Hungary)

 

Conference Patron:

Prof. Barabási Albert-László

 

PROGRAM

8:30 on-line channel opens
8:50 technical information

1. International Guidelines to Mediation in Schools – Project Opening Kick-off

9:00-9:20
Jan de Groof - Professor of Law, President of the European Association for Education Law and Policy (ELA). Professor at the University of Antwerp, at The College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium), at the University of Tilburg (the Netherlands) and at the National Research University - Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia). UNESCO Chair for the Right to Education and former UNESCO Chargé de Mission

Balázs Sz. Gerencsér, associate professor, PhD, director of Ereky Public Law Research Center, Pázmány Péter Catholic University Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, Budapest

2. Pre-conference: Turn to Digital Education - Lessons learned in the Spring of 2020 Reflection on the Challenges for Education during the Pandemic Era

9:20-09:35
Keynote: Effect of the Digital Turn to the Right to Education
Lajos Aáry-Tamás (Commissioner for Education Rights, HU)

09:35-09:40
Melanie Adrian (Associate Professor, Carleton University, Department of Law and Legal Studies, Canada) – video message

09:40-10:00
Comments and Debate with the participation of ELA experts Among others:
- Pablo Meix Cereceda (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
- Pieter Huisman, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
- Charles Russo (University of Dayton, USA)

Questions via Chatroom. 


10:00-10:15 Break 


3. 133rd ELA International Conference: 
Safe Education and the Right to Education in the Post Pandemic Era: International Online Conference on School Conflict Management

10:15-10:30
Keynote: General Framework and Conflicts of Rights?
Jan de Groof - Professor of Law, President of the European Association for Education Law and Policy (ELA)

10:30-12:00

Protecting Human Rights: the Right to Education
Ákos Kozma (Commissioner for Human Rights, HU, Member of ENOC) – video message

Interfaith conflicts and possible solutions among different religious heritages within the society and legal regulation
Szabolcs Anzelm Szuromi (Professor of Canon Law, PPCU)

Education Law, Perspectives and Managing School Conflicts
Ben Vermeulen (Council of State; Radboud University, the Netherlands)

European perspectives of Education Right from the ECtHR
Paczolay Péter (Professor of Law, Judge, ECtHR) 

Education policy, Perspectives and Managing School Conflicts
Bruno Vanobbergen (Algemeen Directeur Agentschap Opgroeien, ex- Childrens Rights Commissioner)

Comments and Debate with the participation of ELA experts Among others:
- Maria Smirnova (Federal Centre for Educational Legislation, Moscow, Russia, The University of Manchester, UK)
- Paul Zoontjens (Tilburg University, the Netherlands)

Questions via Chatroom.

chatroom ends: 13.00


Break 12.00-13.00


4. Expert Seminar on International Law, SGD4 and the Right to Education

13:00-13:40
Short introduction by Jan de Groof

Rephrasing the international law on education rights from sustainability prospect
Klaus Beiter (Associate Professor, International Public Law North-West University, South Africa)

New and Persistent Challenges for the International Law of Education
Tamás Ádány PhD (Associate Professor, Head of Department of International Law, PPCU)

The Fragile Right to Education
Balázs Sz. Gerencsér PhD (Associate Professor, PPCU)

13:40-14:30
Debate, Q&A

Comments and Debate with the participation of ELA experts Among others:
- Merilin Kiviorg (DPhil University of Oxford, Mag iur Tartu) Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law, University of Tartu, School of Law
- Kurt Willems (professor of Law, KU Leuven, Belgium)

Questions via Chatroom.

14:30-14.45

Summary by prof. Jan de Groof and Balázs Sz. Gerencsér

 

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