THE 12 SOCIETAL THEMES WE HACK IN 2019
Unlocking the full potential of humanity
Millions of children around the world still can’t go to school or have access to deplorably bad education, which is penalising them for life. Even in Europe, we are leaving many behind, with educational inequality remaining high. So join us in building more equitable education that prepares us all for a more knowledge-intensive economy.
Find a way to improve access to training programmes for migrants and prevent worsening alienation.
RECONNECT WITH YOUTH IN NEET
Find a way to reconnect with the young adults who are not in employment, education or training.
STUDENTS ARE SPEAKING UP
Address the challenges of our educational system, as perceived by high school students.
Quality education and inclusiveness
Find a way to create a school environment that is inclusive, while maintaining high quality education for all.
Easy access to lifelong learning
Help build the digital platform that will support an ecosystem of lifelong learning.
With Syntra Vlaanderen
EVERY CHILD’S POTENTIAL UNLOCKED
Find a way to create solutions which increase the quality and equity of education from an early age on.
COMMUNITY AT SCHOOLS’ THRESHOLD
Find a way to engage community stakeholders in youth’s education.
Workshops and More
Education Round-up Session
Inclusive quality education
Join us in this workshop to help create a more inclusive and equitable education environment. How might we better integrate children with special needs? How might we better serve refugees? How might we prevent kids from opting out of the educational system?
It takes a village to raise a child
There is tremendous opportunity to tap into the resources and collective intelligence of community stakeholders, to build amazing extra-curricular activities. In this workshop we’ll explore ingenious ways of engaging a variety of community stakeholders in our youth’s education.
Vocational Guidance & Training
In an exponentially changing world it is necessary that not only students but also employees and entrepreneurs are adaptive. How can we prepare everyone for this? How should a learning system be developed to enable citizens to learn and work meaningfully, while, as well, developing their careers.
EXPERTS, SPEAKERS & MENTORS
Ange Raïssa Uzanziga
Education Theme Curator
As project facilitator my role is to facilitate synergies between different organisations. Also I support early stage entrepreneurs in the design and implementation of their projects. I love ideation sessions. I think there is a magic factor to it.
Education, Digital, Communication
BSF promotes access to knowledge for under-served adults and children around the world. We adapt Khan Academy in French and train educators to use digital tools. We run Cyber Heroes program in Belgium to teach cybersecurity and digital citizenship to 8-14 years old. Experience in marketing, IT, entrepreneurship.
Students View on Education
Being part of Vlaamse Scholierenkoepel I have something interesting to share about education. I am experienced with lobbying, going to school and participation on different levels: on a local level, at a national and even at an international level. (Like wow, I don’t even believe this myself)
After studying language didactics and digital learning, I worked for 4 years in an organisation for migrant and refugee women where I coordinated the professional integration programme, and taught literacy and French.
Creativity, Outbox Thinking, Intuition
Lina Kusaite is looking into how artistic practices and permaculture principals can support connection between wilderness, art and education systems for more sustainable futures. Lina designs creative, nature centered workshops. Works as illustrator and designs her own coaching methodologies for individuals and groups using improvisation and art tools.
Business for Education
Problem solver born to build bridges between business and technology. Supporting enterprises to share their knowledge allowing individuals to grow. Future Proof Education -workshop 3.
Gluon STEAM STEM
Gluon is a platform combining Art, Science and Technology. The research, artworks and prototypes made it possible to offer a new way to view, understand and criticise our technology-driven society. Gluon also offers workshops aimed at promoting digital integration for Belgian youth.
Pieter Sprangers is an educational designer and educational futurist. He lives in parallel worlds : academic (teacher and researcher) and entrepreneur (innovator in human processes - educational designer). He is passionate about learning because it is like 'oxygen' for human beings.
Design Thinking & Strategy
Rozina is passionate about the role Design can play in our changing society. Tackling complex societal issues and not afraid to take on a challenge. Continually advocating the benefits of collaborative creative economy. Designing projects with the UN SDGs at the core. Passionate about 'Designing Inclusive Communities'.
Developer, trainer and digital enthusiast. My everyday challenge is to bring to live any digital product whether the idea comes from, students, start ups or established companies.
Sophia De Backer
Students View on Education
I might be one of the youngest experts at Hack Belgium, but because of my experience with participation in education, lobbying, being confronted with different school systems internationally and undergoing education every. single. day., you will find my ideas and advice very helpful.
Technology and Education Specialist
Steven has been working for mainly inner city youth for nearly 20 years now - from the classroom to the ministry of education and back - Steven has a broad view on anything education and is the current innovation manager for Antwerp City Education.
Vickie Dekocker is responsible Innovation within Syntra Flanders, and Secretary of the Flemish Partnership Dual Learning. From this position she is point of contact for various partners (education and work partners as well as private partners) to further develop the apprenticeship system in Flanders.
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THE 12 SOCIETAL THEMES
WE HACK IN 2019
LIFE SUSTAINING OCEANS
Toward a new relationship with our oceans
MEANINGFUL WORK FOR ALL
Empowering youth and ending discrimination
FAST, CLEAN MOBILITY
Radical ideas for transport are required
Creating cities where it’s great to live & work
Unlocking the full potential of humanity
CREDIBLE, ENGAGING MEDIA
Creating new experiences and new sources of trust
SICK NO MORE
Imagining a world without disease
FABULOUS FOOD FOREVER
Sustainable, healthy, delightful foods for all
OPEN, SAFE FINANCE
Financial services that boost the potential of all
ACCESSIBLE, CLEAN ENERGY
Getting the right kind of energy to the right place at the right moment
CLEAN WATER & SANITATION
Preventing & managing water scarcity