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Education - 22.06.2006

Conference on basic education in Europe (28-29/09/2006 - Helsinki)
The Association of Finnish Local Authorities and the City of Helsinki is organising a conference called "At the sources of knowledge - Competitiveness through basic education", on 28-29 September 2006 in Helsinki.
 
The conference will present the education delivery methods and learning outcomes in EU Member States.
 
The results of the PISA study (Programme for International Student Assessment) will also be presented. Directed by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the programme aims at assessing the knowledge of 15-year olds, in particular in the fields of reading, mathematics and science. It involves over 40 countries.
 
The first conference day will include visits to a comprehensive school in Helsinki and to the Helsinki Virtual Village on the Arabia Shore.
 
Additional information and the programme are available on the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities' website.
 
Practical information
 
Place: Helsinki, Finlandia Hall
Dates: 28 and 29 September 2006
 
For additional information please contact
 
Anu Wikman-Immonen, EU Affairs Secretary
Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities
Tel. +358 9 771 2532, +358 50 525 2874
E-mail: anu.wikman-immonen@kuntaliitto.fi
 
Marja-Liisa Linkola, EU Counsellor
City of Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 169 3711, +358 50 529 2130
E-mail: maija-liisa.linkola@hel.fi
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