The international online conference “Digital Education 2023” is organized by the EdTech Center Western Balkans in cooperation in with the Ministry of Education, the Institute for the Improvement of Education, the Institute for Education Quality and Evaluation, and the Loop Foundation. This years Golden Partners are Oracle Academy, Microsoft and the UNICEF Serbia Country Office with the support of the Yettel Company.
The Ministry of Education performs state administration tasks related to research, planning, and development of preschool, primary, secondary, and higher education, as well as the student and education standards, and supplementary education for domestic citizens’ children abroad. The Ministry also participates in the construction, equipping, and maintenance of preschool, primary, secondary, and higher education facilities and the student and education standards of interest to the Republic of Serbia. The Ministry of Education works on improving social care for gifted students and students with disabilities and developmental disorders.
The Institute for the Advancement of Education and Upbringing performs developmental, advisory, research, and other professional work in preschool, primary and secondary education, and upbringing, in order to monitor, ensure and improve the quality and development of the education and upbringing system.
The Institute for the Evaluation of the Quality of Education and Upbringing is a professional and reference institution that deals with the evaluation of education and upbringing and gives recommendations for the establishment and provision of the quality system of education and upbringing. The key activities of the Institute are defining standards in education, evaluation of education and training of participants in the education system.
The Petlja (Serbian for loop) Foundation was founded with an aim of promoting and improving algorithmic literacy in Serbia. Members of this organization believe that understanding algorithms, alongside the ability of algorithmic expression, is a fundamental skill that everybody needs to have. It is also important that those who are talented for programming recognize and nurture their talent. Our goal is to make programming accessible to everyone – children and their parents, students and their teachers, inquisitive technology enthusiasts and everybody else with a goal to acquire a new skill crucial for their personal and professional development.
Yettel is a telecommunications brand of the PPF Telecom Group in Serbia. It provides digital services and connectivity with a focus on customers and a simple mission: to help them find their balance. Yettel offers creative, innovative, and simple solutions for users in the mobile and fixed markets. It is the first operator to launch a 5G test environment in Serbia. Yettel covers the entire territory of Serbia and has nearly three million users.
Microsoft is a world leader in computer technology development, including software, services, and solutions that help customers and companies reach their full potential. Microsoft’s mission in education is to enable every student and teacher to achieve more. Their goal is to inspire students and teachers to create and share experiences in a whole new way, to teach and learn through research and adapt to individual learning needs, so they can more successfully create, design, innovate and build with technology.
Oracle is a global company that develops its mission by supporting people to see data in new ways, discover, realize and unlock endless possibilities. The Oracle Academy is a global philanthropic educational program, open to educators worldwide with the aim of advancing technology education, skills, innovation, diversity, and inclusion. They offer academic institutions and their educators free teaching and learning resources.