Opportunities and Challenges of Learning with Technologies: Evidence-based Education

Date: 12th November 2014

Venue: Estonian Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU, Rue Guimard 11/13, 1040 Brussels

Time: 13:00 – 18:00

The goal of the seminar is to reflect on trends and perspectives on the use of ICT technologies in teaching and learning in the European and national level. The seminar also aims to introduce existing best practices from the Estonian government, plus showcase the experiences of and cooperation opportunities with Tallinn University in developing ICT-tools in teaching and learning.

Expected participants include ICT and educational executives and policymakers from European institutions, representatives from European stakeholder organisations, university representatives and researchers, counsellors of Permanent Representations of Member States.


11:00-12:00 Pre-seminar matchmaking session with TLU researchers (TBC)

Session 1: Reflections on European Commission Intitative “Opening Up Education”

13:30– 14:00 EC Communication “Opening up Education”: State of play – Ms. Ana Carla Pereira, Head of Unit, Unit Skills and qualifications strategies; Multilingualism policy, DG EAC (TBD)

14:00 – 14:30 Presentation of the High-Level Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education paper “New modes of learning and teaching in universities“ – Mr. Frank Petrikowski, Policy Officer, Unit Higher education: Modernisation Agenda; Erasmus+, DG EAC

14:30 – 15:00 Estonian experiences in supporting ICT-based learning – Mr. Jaak Anton, Advisor for IT, Ministry of Education and Science of Estonia

Coffee break

Session 2: Opportunities on learning with technologies from European Universities

15:20 – 15:50 Evidence-based Education in the times of Big Data – Prof. Tobias Ley, Centre for Educational Technology “Learning analytics” at Tallinn University

15:50 – 16:20 Solutions and tools for Innovative Learning – Ms. Grete Arro, PhD and Mr. Andres Jõesaar, PhD, Centre of Innovation in Education at Tallinn University

16:20 – 16:50 Learning analytics dashboards – Prof. Katrien Verbert, Human Computer Interaction Research Group, KU Leuven University

17:00 – 18:00 Networking reception

Registration for Opportunities and Challenges of Learning with Technologies

The seats are limited. Please register before 7th of November.




Tallinn University of Technology and the Estonian Liaison Office for EU RTD in Brussels has the pleasure to invite you to a seminar on


KETs and Horizon 2020 – opportunities for collaboration in the field of advanced materials


Date: 20th  May 2014

Venue: Estonian Permanent Representation to the EU, Rue Guimard 11/13, 1000 Brussels

Time: 9:30 – 14:00


9:30  Registration and coffee

10:00 The role of KETs in Horizon 2020, with focus on 2014-15 NMP work programme
Dr. Christos Tokamanis, Head of Unit D3, Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies, European Commission (tbc)

10:45 Introduction of Tallinn University of Technology competence in Key Enabling Technologies.
Dr. Marko Piirsoo, Head of the Research Administration Office, Tallinn University of Technology.

11:15 Coffee break

11:30 Utilisation of electrospinning in industrial scale by increasing productivity and durability of the process for producing nanofibre based yarns and application of the yarns in weaved or knitted functional textiles and composite materials.
Prof. Andres Krumme, Head of Polymeric Materials Department, Tallinn University of Technology.

12:15 Design of novel materials, structures and products for severe operating conditions by Additive Layer Technology (ALT).
Prof. Renno Veinthal, Head of Materials Engineering Department, Tallinn University of Technology.

13:00 Networking lunch

Registration has been closed.






Estonian RTD Liaison Office in Brussels has the pleasure to invite you to
IGLO Open seminar on

“European Innovation Partnerships (EIPs) – outriders for European



The seminar will present the role of the EIPs in the ERA and the findings of the recent EIP progress report along with future recommendations for developing EIPs as key integrators in fostering European competitiveness.


Speaker:       Michael Arentoft, DG Research & Innovation, Innovation Policy

Date:                  06 May 2014

Time:                  11.30 – 12.30

The presentation and discussion will be followed by lunch at 12.30

Venue:              KOWI meeting room (8th floor), Rue du Trône 98, Brussels 1050


Due to the limited seats number the registration was closed on the 22nd of April 2014.