European Bildung Day 2023

Bildung Warm-Up

Sunday, May 7

Downtown Vilnius

Pre-Conference Bildung Extravaganza in the geographical center of Europe: Historical Vilnius.

Program TBA

European Bildung Day Conference

Monday, May 8

At Domus Maria, downtown Vilnius

Keynotes and discussions about the current state of Europe and of being European: Who are we? What’s going on? Did we sell our souls for cheap gas? How do we get our spirit back? Does Europe have anything to offer the rest of the world other than old colonialism and dead painters that attract glue-happy activists?

What might a European Bildung Compact look like?

Tuesday, May 9

At Arkangelo, downtown Vilnius

What kind of Europe could we be in? What should it mean to be European? What ought to be the role of Europe and Europeans in the world? And what kind of bildung and bildung institutions do we need for that? Locally, nationally, or continentally?

Can we reach an agreement on a bildung future for Europe?

And how do we get European media to talk about it?

Monday and Tuesday will be both live and online


All three days, full program: Early Bird 239 Euro
Regular price: 299 Euro

Conference only; Monday & Tuesday: Early Bird 199 Euro
Regular price: 249 Euro

One-day participation also available; click Buy Ticket to see all options

Early Bird prices are available until January 31

Booking provided by Nordic Bildung

Monday, May 8

Preliminary program; more details soon…

10:00-12:00 Papers
Participants can share their work; please write us at if you would like to do a presentation

12:00-13:00 Light lunch

13:00-15:00 Official opening of European Bildung Day 2023
Keynotes, an aesthetic surprise, and why we need a European vision for bildung (Yes, Russia will probably be the elephant in the room…)

15:00-16:00 Coffee and Vilnius Pancakes
Creative bildung mingling

16:00-18:00 Concrete Ideas for Bildung in Europe
Bring your creativity!

18:00-19:00 Break

19:00-22:00 Conference Dinner
Cheers to freedom and toasts for Ukraine!

Tuesday, May 9

Preliminary program; more details soon…

9:00-10:00 “Happy” Europe Day!?
Bildung, Beauty, and Freedom; Ukraine was a wake-up call, what should Europe do now?

10:00-12:00 Co-Drafting of the Bildung Compact
And discussing how to promote it

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:00 Finalizing the Bildung Compact
Including input from the online participants

14:00-14:30 Coffee

14:30-15:30 How to reach the European Press with our Bildung Compact

15:30-16:00 Conclusion
See you next year in…

Meet the organizers

Irena Pranskeviciute, LT

Jens Nedergaard, DK

Lene Rachel Andersen, DK