The Valletta 2018 Foundation is endorsing The ‘European Conference on Resilience in Education’, which brings together researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners from Europe and beyond to examine current theory, research and practice in the field of resilience in education within a European perspective. Participants will discuss how resilience may be developed and enhanced through schools and other systems in an ever changing world. It also addresses cross cultural issues, particularly within a European context. Another important theme of the conference is teacher education in resilience development as well as teachers’ and other practitioners’ own resilience and wellbeing. Professor Michael Ungar, an international authority on resilience in children and young people, will be addressing the conference. The conference will include keynote speeches, plenary sessions and parallel thematic sessions.

This conference is being organised as part of the ENRETE project – a two year ERASMUS PLUS project (2016-2018) consisting of six European partners and coordinated by the Centre for Resilience and Social and Emotional Health at the University of Malta. The other partners are the University of Rijeke (Croatia), University of Crete (Greece), University of Pavia (Italy), University of Lisbon (Portugal), and University Stefan cel Mare, Suceava (Romania). The overall aim of the project is to contribute to the creation of learning environments through teacher education that promotes the resilience and growth of marginalised learners by providing them with the tools, resources and learning contexts which facilitate their academic and social and emotional learning and consequently their social inclusion and active citizenship.

The conference is being held at the Valletta Campus of the University of Malta.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance. Registration for the conference is free of charge. Register at:

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