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Best Practices in Education Award

To promote teaching quality in Informatics, Informatics Europe every year presents the Best Practices in Education Award.

The Award recognizes outstanding European educational initiatives that improve the quality of Informatics teaching and the attractiveness of the discipline, and that can be applied beyond their institutions of origin.

The 2017 Award

The 2017 Award is devoted to curriculum and professional development initiatives for making Informatics education available to all, The Award will honour original contributions that emphasize successful initiatives for teaching of informatics fundamentals in one of the following areas:

  • Reaching out to non-traditional audiences, e.g., in continuing professional development or to senior citizens.
  • Educating the general public, e.g., with respect to data security and privacy.
  • Including Informatics education in other curricula, e.g., in general teacher training

About the Award

The Award is sponsored by Microsoft and carries a prize of  EUR 5,000

The Award can be given to an individual or to a group. To be eligible, participants must be located in one of the member or candidate member countries of the Council of Europe (www.coe.int), or Israel. Members of the Informatics Europe Board and of the Award Committee are not eligible.

The Award Committee will review and evaluate each proposal. It reserves the right to split the prize between at most two different proposals (individuals or teams).

Award Committee:

  • Jan Vahrenhold, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Chair)
  • Mordechai Ben-Ari, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Michael E. Caspersen, Aarhus University
  • Kathi Fisler, Brown University
  • Lisa Kaczmarczyk, Lisa Kaczmarczyk PhD Consulting LLC
  • Aiko Pras, University of Twente

 Click here for the 2017 Call for submissions.