Online conference
5-6 October, 2021
NordEd is an initiative that aims to enhance Nordic-Baltic co-operation in the field of education by facilitating fruitful debate between policy makers and the wider public on relevant educational topics, as well as by providing best practices of education from the Nordic-Baltic region. The second NordEd conference in October will invite to discuss the situation of the psychosocial environment and the prevention of bullying in schools. The conference will also focus on the growing popularity of vocational training and lifelong learning trends.

#NordEd - together for better education


5th October (Tuesday)

Psychosocial school environment. Bullying prevention

13:00 – 13:30 Opening and welcome speeches

  • Swedish Minister of Education Anna Ekström

  • Director of the Lithuanian National M.Mažvydas Library prof. dr. Renaldas Gudauskas

13: 30 – 14:15 Strengthening mental health among children and youth. Best practices from the Nordic region.

  • Mr. Mårten Petersson from Barn och elevombudet (Sweden)

14:15 – 15:00 How to fight bullying in schools

  • Arild Aune Berger, Senior adviser for The Norwegian Directorate for Education and training (Norway)

15:00 – 15: 30 Sport Break: A series of excersises accompanied by classical music from the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

15:30 – 16:15 Active leisure time and sports influence for child’s mental health and healthy wellbeing

  • Inga Dora Sigfusdottir, Founder of Icelandic Centre for Social Research & Analysis, Scientific director of Planet Youth (Iceland)

 16:30 – 17:30 Panel discussion: How we can improve youth psycho-emotional / mental health environment in Lithuanian schools?

6th October (Wednesday)

 Vocational training                  

9:00 – 9:15 Opening

09:15 – 09:45 Best vocational training models. Work-based learning and entrepreneurial approach.

  • Esa Karvinen, Director of the Finnish National Board of Education. (Finland)

09:50 – 10:20 Dual learning / work-based learning. Best practices from the Nordic – Baltic region

10:25 – 10:55 Labor market needs, expectation on quality of vocational training.

  • Claus Rosenkrands Olsen, Education Director at The Danish Chamber of Commerce (Dansk Erhverv)
  • Nanna Højlund, Deputy Chairperson at the Danish Trade Union Confederation (Fagbevægelsens Hovedorganisation)

11:15- 12:15 Panel discussion: VET in Lithuania

12:15 – 13:30 Break

Lifelong learning (DK/NO/EE/LV)

13:30 -14:00 Change calls for new competencies, and everyone’s competencies should count.

  • Antra Carlsen (Nordic Network of Adult Learning)

14:05 – 14:35 Best practices from the Nordic countries.

Kontekstas: Akademinio mokymo teorija ir praktika. Kaip sumažinti atotrūkį ir patenkinti vaikų ir visos visuomenės poreikius.

14:40– 15:10 How to strengthen motivation to become a lifelong learner?

15:30 – 16:30 Panel discussion: Lifelong learning in Lithuania



dr. Robertas Povilaitis

Lecturer at the Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, Vilnius University


prof. dr. Saulė Mačiukaitė-Žvinienė

Chairwoman of the Lithuanian Education Council



Antra Carlsen

Nordic Network of Adult Learning


Arild Aune Berger

Senior adviser for The Norwegian Directorate for Education and training



Claus Rosenkrands Olsen

 Education Director at The Danish Chamber of Commerce (Dansk Erhverv)


Nanna Højlund

Deputy Chairperson at the Danish Trade Union Confederation (Fagbevægelsens Hovedorganisation)


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About project

#NordEd – together for better education

The NordEd project aims to enhance Nordic-Baltic cooperation in the field of education by facilitating debate among policy makers and broader society on relevant education topics, providing best practices of education from the Nordic-Baltic region and supporting the development of innovative education initiatives in Lithuania and the Nordic countries. Additionally, the project aims to inform wider Lithuanian society about newest trends and solutions, best practices, truths, and presumable myths in Nordic education.

The NordEd project consists of two conferences, a strategic management seminar for policy makers in the field of education and a media campaign on good educational practices in the Nordic countries. The planned activities will deepen the knowledge of the Nordic and Baltic countries on topics such as quality education, teacher training and motivation systems, lifelong learning, the psychosocial environment in schools, vocational training, and more.

3 – 6th of May 2021 first online hybrid conference had a strong focus on the Nordic education model, teaching profession, and innovations in the education sector. This conference provided a place and time for discussions among academia, policymakers, education leaders, practitioners to exchange best practices, develop new networks and ideas for further cooperation.

Second NordEd conference is planned for 5-6 October, 2021.

NordEd conferences will be followed by the media campaign a series of articles in Lithuanian media on success stories, truths and myths about Nordic education, best practices.

NordEd initiative is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers, implemented by the Nordic Council of MinistersOffice in Lithuania together with the embassies of Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden in Lithuania and the Embassy of Iceland in Finland. More information about the project: NordEd – Šiaurės ministrų tarybos biuras Lietuvoje (


You will be able to ask your questions during the broadcast.
The conference will be available in Lithuanian and English.

You will be able to watch the live broadcast of the conference: on the portal in Lithuanian and on the broadcast website in English. All information about broadcasts will be available on

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Project is finance by Nordic Council of Ministers