BEST Symposia on Education

A BEST Symposia on Education (BSE) is an event where students, local and international professors, experts from different industrial or research associations, higher education institutions and company representatives discuss educational matters and try to improve European higher education.

The outcomes of the discussions are afterwards gathered in a final report. Through the analysis of different BSE reports, papers are submitted and, when accepted, presented to international conferences on education such as SEFI AC, WEEF, ICL etc. BSEs are mainly run by the Educational Involvement Department (EduID), in cooperation with the Local BEST group that is hosting the event.

The topics that are discussed vary: they can be proposed by EduID or be related to Educational Projects connected to the European Commission, where BEST, through EduID is involved.

An BSE lasts around a week, and involves:

  • 20-25 students;
  • Content team members;
  • Professors: from the host university or international experts;
  • Representatives from EU educational projects;
  • Company representatives.

As in any other BEST event, there are also social activities, such as sightseeing and city rally, company visits, and cultural visits.


List of BEST Symposia on Education

Event Place Dates Type Fee (max)
STEM Wars: The Design returns! Brno, Czech Republic 4 - 12 July 2019 Event on Education 45.0 €
Plato's Symposium Vol II: Diversity Athens, Greece 13 - 22 July 2019 Event on Education 50.0 €
STEMbox: Open your eyes and see the diversity Skopje, Republic of Macedonia 14 - 22 July 2019 Event on Education 36.0 €
Lights, Camera, educACTION Aveiro, Portugal 23 - 31 August 2019 Event on Education 45.0 €