02 Mar 2023

Join the Webinar: COVID-19 Learning Deficits in Europe

Join the Webinar: COVID-19 Learning Deficits in Europe, which will be held on March 8, 2023 at 10:00 (CET).

The upcoming webinar will be dedicated to presenting the results of the EENEE analytical report “Covid-19 learning deficits in Europe: analysis and practical recommendations” authored by Kristof De Witte and Maxime François.

The physical school closures that aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 affected seriously the learning process of millions of students worldwide. As the physical school closures prevented students from making progress at the same pace as before, and as knowledge and skills were forgotten, a ‘learning deficit’ was developed.

During the event expert Kristof De Witte will explain the current situation across Europe and review the underlying mechanisms for the differences across European countries (also highlighting heterogeneities and reasons for these differences within countries). In addition to this, student characteristics that correlate with learning deficits or the deterioration of mental health will be discussed. Kristof De Witte will also share five policy recommendations for the short and long run.

After the presentation a Q&A session will be held, therefore, all the participants are welcome to actively participate in raising questions and sharing their thoughts.


  • Webinar panelist: Kristof De Witte, author
  • Webinar moderator: Marco Montanari, Policy Officer, DG EAC, European Commission
  • Short introduction by Akis Kyriacou, Deputy Head of Unit for Evidence-Based Policy and Evaluation, DG EAC, European Commission
  • Webinar discussant: Alice Bertoletti, Policy Officer, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Register HERE.