The Skills for Industry: Robotics and Schools Conference will bring together up to 100 practitioners including industry, European Commission services, representatives of educational systems of Member States, teachers and more, interested in Robotics and bringing robotics education to schools. 

On the long term, education systems will play a key role to manage the fast running transition of the job market. A significant increase in the uptake of technology at every level of education is essential to enable “future-ready” curricula. It is therefore important to overcome the current barrier between education and industry. The conference is the second part of a project aiming to anticipate the foreseen wide use of robots and co-bots in the workplace of the future. By bridging the gap between school and robotics, it helps prepare pupils for a world where automation will be ubiquitously at their disposal. 

This event is organised by the European Commission DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) with the support of European Schoolnet, the network of 34 European Ministries of Education not-for-profit organisation, which aims to bring innovation in teaching and learning to Ministries of Education, schools, teachers, researchers, and industry partners as part of its STEM Alliance initiative. 




Join us 

Registration is now open for this conference.

Please contact RoboticsSchoolsConference@eun.org for any queries or questions on the online registration procedure.



Venue and directions


Thon Hotel EU

Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Brussels



Brussels has two airports: Brussels National airport (Zaventem), about 30 min to the city centre, and Brussels South airport (Charleroi), about 60 min to the city centre. You can arrive conveniently to Brussels also by train from London (Eurostar), Paris, Amsterdam and Cologne (Thalys).

From the Brussels airport (Zaventem) to the city:

  • BY TRAIN to the city centre: The train takes you to the main train stations in the Brussels city area: Gare du Nord, Gare Centrale, Gare du Midi, Luxembourg or Schuman.The ticket costs 8.5€. The trains go every 15-20 min and leave from the level -1 of the airport terminal: www.brusselsairport.be/en/passngr/to_from_brussels_airport/train/

From the Charleroi airport to the centre:


The hotel is close to the following places:

  • Schuman (buses, metro lines 5 & 1, train, airport bus): 10 min walk
  • Luxembourg (buses, train, airport bus): 10 min walk
  • Arts-Loi (metro lines 1, 2, 5, 6): 10 min walk
  • Maelbeek metro station (lines 1 and 5): take the exit “Rue de la Loi”, 2 min walk.

Suggested accommodation

Thon Hotel EU

Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Brussels

Courtyard Brussels EU

Rue Joseph II 32, 1000 Brussels

Martin's Brussels EU

Boulevard Charlemagne 80, 1000 Brussels

Speakers & Session instructors

Speakers will be confirmed soon.

Pre-Workshop information


Robotics & Schools Hands-on Exploration at the Future Classroom Lab (22 January, 15:00-18:00)

Teachers, trainers, educational decision makers and robotics company representatives are invited to get together at the Future Classroom Lab on January 22 (3-6pm CET) to explore educational robotics solutions and practices for primary and secondary schools.  

This hands-on workshop will be an opportunity to learn, from peers and experts, what educational robotics solutions are available for school practice and how robotics can be introduced in the classroom. The workshop will be hosted at European Schoolnet’s Future Classroom Lab, an inspirational learning environment challenging visitors to rethink the role of pedagogy, technology and design in their classrooms.

The Future Classroom Lab staff and partners will demonstrate some of the available solutions and robots, however visiting teachers and experts are also invited to bring along their robots to present them to their peers. If you wish to do so please contact us at Tommaso.dallavecchia@eun.org