Final conference

Empowering teachers in the age of AI

DAY 1: Thursday, 18  January

9:00 Welcome to the participants

Ministry of Luxembourg & Université Populaire

Presentation of the event and context of the project compared to the evolution of AI (perspectives). 

France Education International & CNAM/CNESCO

Project objectives and main results & Evaluation of impact results. Opening to challenges and opportunities seen from the project.

Alain Thillay, Policy Officer / Seconded National Expert, DG-EAC-C4 Digital Education Unit (European Commission)

Plenary on the perspective of the European Commission regarding AI and the empowerment of teachers.
What are the implications of it for the country members? How is the AI4T answering to this?

11:30 Coffee break

Moderators: Michael Hallissy and Daniela Hau


  • Mutlu Cukurova, Professor of Learning and Artificial Intelligence – UCL
  • Margarida Romero, Professor at the « Laboratoire d’Innovation et Numérique pour l’Education » – Université Côte d’Azur
  • Marko Grobelnik, AI Researcher – AI Lab of Slovenia’s Jozef Stefan Institute

13:00-14:30 Lunch

Moderators:Nathalie Bender and Petra Bevek


  • Anthony Kilcoyne, Representative of the Ministry of Education – Ireland
  • Axel Jean, Representative of the Ministry of Education – France
  • Borut Čampelj, Representative of the Ministry of Education – Slovenia
  • Daniela Hau, Representative of the Ministry of Education – Luxembourg
  • Giuseppina Russo, Representative of the Ministry of Education – Italy

15:30 Coffee break

Moderator: Colin de la Higuera


  • Robert Reuter, Assistant professor in Educational Psychology – University of Luxembourg
  • Deirdre Butler, Professor at the Institute of Education – School of STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies – DCU
  • Pietro Perconti, Professor at the »Dipartimento di Scienze cognitive, psicologiche, pedagogiche e degli studi culturali« – Universita degli studi di Messina

The panel discussion aims at attempting to answer some of the more complex -and usually undealt with questions:

  • What are the costs incurred with the challenges of AI in Education?
  • If we decide to teach AI, what background are the teachers going to have?
  • And, if generative AI can provide an alternative to knowledge acquisition, will it not just make education less democratic by only making necessary the higher hanging fruit?

AI4T and crossed discussion with other projects

How are practices and skills changing at school for teachers and students?

Moderators: Daniela Hau and Bastien Masse

Workshop on pedagogical tools and skills being developed with the arrival of AI in the classroom

EU Digital Education HUB

Jessica Niewint Gori, Madhumalti Sharma, Lidija Kralj, Petra Bevek

18:00 Conclusions and aperitif

Day 2: Friday, 19 January

09:00 Welcome to the participants

Romina Cachia, Scientific Researcher at the Joint Research Centre – European Commission

Plenary on the presentation of the JRC report “On the Futures of Technology in Education: Emerging Trends and Policy Implications” with a focus on the link between technologies and teacher practices.

Duolingo (Alina Von Davier), LuxAI (Aida Nazari), Orange (Blaz Zupan)

Discussion between AI in education technologies to identify their use, challenges and possibilities for teachers and students


11:30 Coffee break

[Round table] Participating teachers in the AI4T professional training pathway

Presentation of innovative pedagogical practices implemented by teachers during the AI4T project in 5 European countries.

13:00-14:30 Lunch

Participating teachers in the AI4T professional training pathway

Testimonies and feedback on activities, initiatives and teaching content tried out during the project.

Role playing – students, teacher, policy maker, company

16:45 Closing note