7th Prague Forum “Towards a Pan-European Platform on Ethics, Transparency and Integrity in Education”

Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. 1-2 October 2015

Thursday 1 October 2015

9.00 - 9.30 Opening session – Launch of the Platform
Chaired by Ladislav Bánovec, Director of Department for International Relations, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic

Welcoming speeches:

9.30 - 10.30 Plenary session 1: “Setting the framework: the work of the Council of Europe in the field”

Chaired by Jindřich Fryč, Chair, Steering Committee for Educational Policy and Practice (CDPPE), Council of Europe

10.50 - 12.15 Plenary session 2: “Cross views on perspectives and practices”

Chaired by Marie-Anne Persoons, Belgium, CDPPE Representative    


  • Haldis Holst, Deputy Secretay General, Education International
  • Boris Divjak, U4 Anti-corruption Resource Centre
  • Muriel Poisson, International Institute for Educational
  • Planning (IIEP-UNESCO)
  • Elena Panfilova, Transparency International

Questions & Answers

14.00 - 15.30 Parallel working group sessions: Case-studies

A. Ethical behaviour of all actors in education  
Chaired by Sabine Rohmann, Education and Culture Committee of the INGO Conference of the Council of Europe, Member of the Bureau of the CDPPE

Case studies:

B. Academic Integrity / Plagiarism
Chaired by Maija Innola, Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland, Representative of the CDPPE

Case studies:

C. Recognition of qualifications

Chaired by Stefan Delplace, EURASHE, Member of the Bureau of the CDPPE

Case studies:

16.00 - 17.00 Group sessions continued

17.00 Meeting of the General rapporteur with working groups rapporteurs

20.00 Award of the Pro Merito medal of the Council of Europe in the memory of Germain Dondelinger


Friday 2 October 2015

09.30 - 11.00 Roundtable - Input to the future work of the Platform: the answers from the parallel working group sessions

Chaired by Etienne Gilliard, Vice Chair, CDPPE

Input from:

  • Michèle Eisenbarth, Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the Council of Europe, Chair of the GR-C
  • Lea Meister, European Students Union
  • Quentin Reed, Education consultant
  • Giorgi Sharvashidze, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education and Science, Georgia
  • Jens Vraa-Jensen, Education International

11.20 - 12.30    Presentation of the General Report of the Forum by Tomáš Foltýnek, MENDEL University Brno, General Rapporteur

Inspiration for the future: keynote speech by Bertrand de Speville, Consultant, Former head of the Independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC) of Hong Kong

Jindřich Fryč, Chair, CDPPE, Presentation of the main challenges and expectations of the priorities of work

Closing Remarks

Lukáš Teplý, Department of Strategy and European Affairs, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic