One of the biggest challenges facing education systems across Europe and further afield is how to improve outcomes - in the broader possible sense - for low achieving children and young people.
The purpose of the effe Symposium 2015 in Edinburgh was to bring together educationalists and policy makers from across the UK and mainland Europe in order to learn with and from each other in the task of bringing about change.
The European Forum for Freedom in Education (effe) has organized the event in Scotland because of the explicit commitment of the Scottish Government to creating a fairer society and the work being done by Education Scotland to explore the role of education in this overarching aim.
Do you have questions or are you an expert on improving social equity through education and want to share your ideas? Please contact Fiona.
Fiona Carnie is a council member of effe. She is an education consultant and a writer working in the field of parental involvement and student voice. Fiona has been director of partnerships at the RSA academy and vice president of effe.