TIC Council is pleased to announce a webinar in cooperation with European Schoolnet, entitled: “Back to School in the ‘New Normal’”.

The virtual panel discussion will explore the challenges and opportunities of reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. By bringing together a series of speakers from different background in the education sector, as well as health experts from the TIC sector, we aim to promote an insightful discussion on how to transform the pandemic into an opportunity to change the way in which the school environment is perceived.

 The panel will analyse the following topics:

-The challenges of adapting the school environment to the “new normal”: from the teaching methods to the creation of new spaces;

-How online learning can be successfully blended with face-to-face teaching: changing the way education is perceived;

-The psychological effects that the pandemic has had on students and how to transform that into a learning opportunity for the future;

-How to ensure that the school environment is safe and all sanitary requirements are met for everyone and how to face and overcome -possible future outbreaks, diminishing its impact as much as possible.

Details & Registration:

The webinar will take place on Wednesday 20 October between 15:30 – 16:30 CET via Webex. 

Registrations is open to all TIC Council members, the European Schoolnet audience, relevant stakeholders, as well as a larger external audience. Click here to register.


  • Marilina Lonigro, Teacher & eTwinning ambassador
  • Michael Hallissy, Expert in distance education
  • Stéphane Coupechoux, Health and Safety expert from Bureau Veritas
  • 2 student representatives, TBC


  • TIC Council – Martin Michelot, Executive Director Europe 
  • European Schoolnet – Rute Baptista, Professional Development Manager 

Further details:

The microphone function will be disabled for participants during the webinar but all questions for the presenter can be submitted through Webex via the chat function during the Q&A session at the end.

For further questions, please do not hesitate to contact  secretariat@tic-council.org 

We look forward to welcoming you and/or your colleagues.