Conference 2020


We cordially invite you to our Conference 2020, organized by the project coordinator Salzburg Research at the Conference Center St. Virgil. Thematically, this interdisciplinary symposium deals with the challenges, potential and experiences of new teaching/training concepts and educational offers of maker initiatives. For school leaders, scientists, education policy makers, teachers, textile, factory and environmental educators, youth workers, maker trainers, creativity trainers, innovation consultants and pupils. 

Preliminary Programme


March 19th 2020

Presentations and Expert Meeting
9.00 - 10.20

Opening and Welcome from 

  • Members of the European Parlament & Austrian Ministry
  • Salzburg Research and St. Virgil
  • County of Salzburg 
10.20 - 12.30

Impulse presentations from experts about

  • Inclusive Social Innovation
  • Strategies for Maker Education in Europe
  • Innovation approaches

Panel Discussion with Young Social Innovators

12.30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30

Working Groups on the topics 

  • Social Innovation Science
  • Education Policy
  • Inclusive Social Innovation
  • Making and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Makerspaces for Civic Engagement
15:30 - 17:00

Market Place: Introduction and presentation of Best Practice learning approaches and material from DOIT and familiar initiatives and projects (tbc)

17:00 - 17:30 Closing Session
Evening Social Programme (tbc)



March 20th 2020

Practice Day
9.00 - 10:00

Opening and Welcome

  • Introduction to the workshop day
10.00 - 13:00

Workshops (tbc) for multipliers working in, e.g.:

  • primary school
  • secondary school
  • out of school
13:00  Lunch and Farewell
Friday Afternoon Optional activities (tbc)

Key Facts

  • Making Social Innovators: European Conference on Youth Innovation Education in Makerspaces
  • Time: Thursday, March 19th 2020, 9.00 - 17.30 and Friday, March 20th 2020, 9:00 - 13:00
  • Venue: St. Virgil Conference Center, Ernst-Grein-Straße 14, 5026 Salzburg, Website: 
  • Get informed about registration start via our newsletter or contact us via [email protected]
  • Free of charge


Hosted by

hosted by


Under the patronage of

under the patronage of the Austrian UNESCO commission

Project Consortium

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Conference Partners (tbc)


"The world is moving at a tremendous rate. No one knows where. We must prepare our children not for the world of the past, not for our world of the past, not for our world, but for their world - the world of the future." - John Dewey, 1940