The UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education in close partnership with UNESCO Moscow office, Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, University of Management “TISBI” and UNESCO Chair in Training and Retraining of Specialists under Market Economy Conditions will organize an International Conference of UNESCO IITE, UNESCO Associated Schools, UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs and UNEVOC Centres “Improving the Mechanisms of Cooperation between UNESCO ASPnet, UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs and UNEVOC Centres for Sustainable Development: Challenges, Projects, Prospects” to be held on 13-14 May 2013 in the city of Kazan, Russian Federation. The conference is devoted to the 60th Anniversary of the UNESCO ASPnet.
The main objectives of the conference are the following:
to define both the effective mechanisms and the ways of improvement of a partnership of UNESCO global networks for the solution of topical issues of the sustainable development of Inclusive Knowledge Societies as well as of the modernization of national professional education systems taking into account a change of the global context and on the basis of generalization of the best practices of ICTs in education and networking of the UNESCO Associated schools of CIS and Baltic countries in the framework of UNESCO IITE andUNESCO ASPnet pilot project "Learning For the Future";
to support an interaction of UNESCO global networks and partners in the framework of the International Year of cooperation in the field of water resources (2013), proclaimed by UN as one of the directions of providing sustainable development of countries and regions, considering climate changes, food security and gender equality.
The high-level officials of the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan, the representative of UNEVOC, Secretaries-General of the National Commissions for UNESCO of the countries-LFF participants and their representatives, directors and teachers of 42 schools-LFF participants from 14 countries, representatives of Coca-Cola Hellenic, ETIC, Mimio/Rene, other state organizations and private companies will take part in the conference.