Online training for K-12 teachers

14.08.14 / Programmes and projects / Continuing education

In this article by Douglas Armendone, he explains about the EUN Academy, their free-of-charge MOOC courses and's participation in its international projects on behalf of Switzerland. The main issue is to reinforce the integration of ICT for teaching and learning in Swiss schools.

More political education in schools

05.08.14 / Educational politics

According to a study on political reform among some 1,000 Swiss people, schools should be made responsible for childrens‘ education in civic studies. They should raise the interest of children and young people in political matters to make them participate actively in matters like popular votes.

Swiss Skills Berne

25.07.14 / Career guidance / Competition / Vocational training jobs

For the first time in its history, Swiss Skills Championship for professional skills and artistic knowledge of young people will meet in one place. 70 professions compete from September 17 to 21 at the Bernexpo. Additionally, young people find information for their choice of occupation.

Fast-track school in an asylum

18.07.14 / Educational politics

As a result of the trial fast-track asylum process that has been running in Zurich since January, children are being taught German in makeshift schools – in case their parent's application is accepted. The test project will run until September 2015 to see if it can serve as a model for Switzerland.

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International Animation Film Festival­

02.09.14 - 07.09.14 / Baden


The festival has some special offers for schools in store: hand selected animated films for children and young people; movie directors and producers explaining their work; guided tours through the exhibitions on the festical grounds and workshops for young people to make their own films.


Event languages: German, English
School Grades: Independent of levels

edu-ict-Tagung 2014

10.09.14 - 10.09.14 / Centre for Adult Education BiZE Zurich


For teachers with a good knowledge of German this free event on digital media in daily life gives interesting views on how digital media have already made their successful entrance into daily routine and learning and on visions for their future.


Event languages: German
School Grades: Independent of levels

World Skills General Assembly

12.09.14 - 19.09.14 / Lucerne


For the first time the World Skills General Assembly GA will be held in Switzerland. WorldSkills International is the responsible body for the worldwide professional championships. Some 250 delegates worldwide are expected to attend the conference.


Event languages: German, English
School Grades: Vocational schools

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