Simona Petkova | Policy Assistant, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (EAC)
European Commission

Simona Petkova, Policy Assistant, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (EAC), European Commission

Simona joined the Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission in 2017 She is part of the team in charge of the implementation of the Digital Education Action Plan 2021-2027, the Commission strategy to support effective and sustainable digital transformation in education.

Currently Simona works on different actions under the Action Plan, such as the development of guidelines for teachers on digital literacy and tackling disinformation and the Digital Education Hackathon, an initiative crowdsourcing solutions for challenges in digital education. She is also in charge of stakeholder engagement, including the work on EdTech policy.

Prior to joining the Commission, Simona gained experience in other international organisations, where she worked on initiatives promoting gender digital equality. Simona has MSc in Media and Communications Governance from the London School of Economics and Political Science and BSc in Media Studies and Sociology from City, University of London.

Appearances:



EDUtech Europe 2022 Conference Day 2 @ 15:00

Keynote Policy Panel: Transforming Education: ambitious, inclusive, and accessible digital education across Europe

  • What needs to happen to make high-quality and inclusive digital education across Europe a reality?
  • Reflecting on reforms for inclusivity: internet connectivity, digital equipment in schools, strengthening teachers’ digital pedagogy 
  • Translating visions into strategies: key areas of investment for future-proof education
  • Digital skills and digital education: ensuring effective collaboration between EU Member States and key stakeholders
  • The role of the private sector to support governments and educational institutions in improving inclusive and accessible digital education to all
last published: 19/Aug/22 09:35 GMT

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