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The future of education in Europe will be the theme of the second Brussels Debate organised in the framework of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009. The debate entitled "Beyond chalk and talk: Creativity in the classroom" will take place on Monday, 30 March and will be opened by Odile Quintin, Director General for Education and Culture at the European Commission. The debate addresses the challenges facing Europe's education systems in meeting the skills needs of tomorrow and on the action the EU is taking to help young people develop their creative potential. Eduardo Marçal Grilo, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Gulbenkian Foundation and former Minister of Education of Portugal, Alfons Sauquet, Dean of ESADE Business School, Barcelona, and Dirk Van Damme, Head of Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, OECD, will participate in the debate.
This debate is the second in a series of six debates to take place in Brussels as part of the programme for the Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009. The debates are jointly organised by the European Commission and the European Policy Center in Brussels.