Participation of the PABSEC International Secretariat to the Webinar on The Impact of Covid-19 on Education and Science: Challenges and Prospects for Cooperation in the wider Black Sea region, 18 December 2020
Mr. Miltiadis Makrygiannis, PABSEC Deputy Secretary General, attended the Webinar on "The Impact of Covid-19 on Education and Science: Challenges and Prospects for Cooperation in the wider Black Sea region" co-organized by the Southern Federal University (SFedU) and the International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS).
Regional stakeholders from the Black Sea region, involved in the field of education and science, experts, researchers, representatives of the respective Ministries, representatives of regional and international organizations, and other interested parties, discussed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the field of education and science in the Black Sea region.
The topics that were discussed included the impact of COVID-19 on general and secondary vocational education institutions, the transformation of the higher education during the pandemic, the academic and scientific mobility in the times of the COVID-19 (digital vs real) and the international scientific cooperation during the global pandemic.
The participants underlined that COVID-19 pandemic has brought a global scale uncertainty to all aspects of everyday life, to every corner and region of the World. This uncertainty impacted education, science and cooperation in these fields, forcing them to adapt and change to the new context. As they noted, the regional cooperation and exchange of knowledge is crucial for addressing and overcoming global and regional challenges.