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Thursday, 10 May

Stazione Marittima Congress Centre

09:30-10:00 Opening Session
10:00-10:20 Welcome Remarks
10:20-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-12:15 University, Research Institutions and Industry: What Partnership to Develop in Global Innovation Society?

What is the role of universities in developing innovation and entrepreneurship?

How to develop best practices on knowledge-based development and private-public partnership to facilitate global knowledge dissemination?

How to identify barriers among relevant sectors and ways to overcome them to promote combined investments in education, research and innovation?

12:15-13:00 Discussion and Report of the Rapporteur

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 Education in the Knowledge-Based Society

How to innovate education systems up to the requirements of a global knowledge-based society?

Identify the best models of education governance, teaching and management.

Identify (voluntary) guidelines for quality provisions in education across the world.
The challenges of implementing the Education for All (EFA) agenda at the country level: the role of the Global Action Plan.

16:00-16:40Discussion and Report of the Rapporteur
16:40-17:00 Coffee Break

17:00-18:30 Environment: Global Challenges

How to develop an integrated approach for research, education and innovation to meet global environmental challenges, including impacts of climate change, air and water pollution, acid rain, rain forest destruction, hazardous waste and overpopulation?

18:30-19:00Discussion and Report from the Rapporteur

20:00 Reception and Gala Dinner

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