Call for Submissions - 2022 Informatics Europe Best Practices in Education Award

by Kit Wan Chui, March 25, 2022

Informatics Europe proudly announces its 2022 Best Practices in Education Award devoted to initiatives educating the workforce for the digital transformation.

Dear colleagues,

Informatics Europe proudly announces its 2022 Best Practices in Education Award devoted to initiatives educating the workforce for the digital transformation.

*Best Practices in Education Award*
Theme of 2022 Edition: "Educating the Workforce for the Digital Transformation"

Presented by Informatics Europe
Sponsored by Microsoft

*Now Open for Submissions* <>

The Informatics Europe Best Practices in Education Award recognises outstanding European educational initiatives that improve the quality of informatics teaching and the attractiveness of the discipline, and can be applied and extended beyond their institutions of origin.

The Award will reward a successful teaching effort in Europe that:

- has made a measurable difference in informatics education;
- is widely applicable and useful for the teaching community;
- has made a measurable impact in its original institution(s) and beyond.

Examples of impact include course results, traditional and online courses, learners’ projects, textbooks, professional development, and influence on the curriculum of other institutions/countries.

*The 2022 Education Award Theme is educating the workforce for the digital transformation.*
The winner will be an outstanding European informatics educational initiative that prepares the workforce for the digital transformation in the classroom or beyond, at school or university level, or outside of institutions. Educational initiatives may be technology-based (for example, using instructional technologies, MOOCs, learning analytics, etc.) or pedagogical. Experiences in this area, as well as new educational approaches with some evidence of their effectiveness, are welcomed.

*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 (<>), or Israel.
Members of the Informatics Europe Education Task Force <> 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). Moreover, noteworthy runners-up may also be included as exemplars of best practice in future Informatics Europe publications.

Proposals should be submitted only at: <>

They must be in English, in pdf format and at least 11-point font with reasonable margins.

The proposal should include:
- Names and addresses of the applicant or applicants;
- Indication of whether the submission is on behalf of an individual or a group;
- Description of the achievements (max 5 pages);
- Evidence of availability of the outcomes of the initiative to the teaching community (max 2 pages);
- Evidence of impact (max 5 pages);
- A reference list (which may include URLs of supporting material);
- One or two letters of support. The letters of support may come for example from school or university management, associations, or colleagues in the same or another institution.

Proposal: 1 June 2022
Notification of winner(s): August 2022

The Award will be presented at the 18th European Computer Science Summit (ECSS) <>, which will be held between 24 and 26 October 2022 in Hamburg where a representative of the winning institution(s) will be invited to give a talk on their achievements.

*Award Committee*
- Ismael García-Varea, Universidad Castilla-La Mancha, Spain (Chair)
- Letizia Jaccheri, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
- Jean-Marc Jézéquel, IRISA / University of Rennes, France
- Kim Mens, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
- Lili Nemec Zlatolas, University of Maribor, Slovenia
- Violetta Lonati, University of Milan, Italy

*Further inquiries*
[email protected]