In a world rapidly transformed by technology, education remains at the heart of progress, and the Council of Europe is committed to fostering a nuanced and inclusive understanding of the multifaceted relationship between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and education, guided by the principles of human rights, democracy, and inclusivity that define the Council of Europe's mission.

The Council of Europe believes that education should be accessible, inclusive, and equitable for all.
AI systems have the potential to play a transformative role in achieving these goals. Through personalized learning pathways, real-time feedback mechanisms, and innovative teaching methodologies, AI can cater to diverse learning needs and ensure that no one is left behind.

At the same time the Council of Europe recognises the importance of addressing questions related to data privacy, algorithmic transparency, and bias mitigation in the context of AI in education and aims to ensure that the adoption of AI systems aligns with human rights values and respects the dignity of every learner.

 

Highlights of Our Work

Ethical AI Implementation

Discover the Council of Europe's principles and guidelines that promote the ethical and responsible integration of AI technologies in education. We emphasise the importance of transparency, accountability, and the protection of fundamental rights.

Inclusive AI Education

Discover our initiatives aimed at promoting the responsible and ethical use of AI in diverse educational contexts, fostering an inclusive approach that respects cultural, linguistic, and social diversity.

Policy Guidelines

Explore our resources that offer guidance to policymakers, educators, and institutions on how to navigate the complexities of AI integration in education while upholding fundamental rights and values.

Digital Literacy

Learn about our efforts to equip learners with the digital skills necessary to critically engage with AI technologies, ensuring they become empowered and responsible digital citizens.

Public Discourse

Join the ongoing discussions, webinars, and events that facilitate open dialogue about the potential benefits and risks of AI systems in education, inviting diverse perspectives to shape the conversation.

 

Join the Dialogue

The Council of Europe's commitment to promoting democracy, human rights, and the rule of law extends into the realm of AI in education. We invite educators, policymakers, students, and all stakeholders to actively engage in this dialogue. Together, we can foster an informed understanding of AI's implications in education and work towards a future where technology serves as an enabler of educational excellence and social progress.

En 2019, le Comité des Ministres du Conseil de l'Europe a adopté une recommandation sur le développement et la promotion de l'éducation à la citoyenneté numérique, dans laquelle l'un des points essentiels était l'application de l'intelligence artificielle (IA) dans les contextes éducatifs :

À l’instar de n’importe quel outil, l’IA offre de vastes possibilités, mais elle est aussi porteuse de nombreuses menaces, qui exigent la prise en compte des principes des droits de l’homme dès la conception de ses applications. Les éducateurs doivent avoir conscience des forces et faiblesses de l’IA dans l’apprentissage afin d’être aidés – et non pas dominés – par cette technologie dans leurs pratiques en matière d’éducation à la citoyenneté numérique. Par le biais de l’apprentissage automatique et de l’apprentissage profond, l’IA peut enrichir l’éducation […]  De même, les avancées dans le domaine de l’IA peuvent avoir de profondes répercussions sur les interactions entre éducateurs et apprenants et entre les citoyens en général, qui peuvent porter atteinte au fondement même de l’éducation, à savoir favoriser le libre arbitre et la réflexion indépendante et critique grâce aux possibilités d’apprentissage.
Bien qu’il semble prématuré de faire un usage plus large de l’IA dans les environnements d’apprentissage, les professionnels de l’éducation et le personnel scolaire devraient être sensibilisés à l’IA et aux défis éthiques qu’elle pose dans le contexte scolaire.


 

Dernières ressources

A critical view through the lens of human rights, democracy and the rule of law

Download the report 

 Watch the conference recordings (unedited)

 Download the keynote speakers' presentations

and the Post-Conference Summary.