Education and training in the face of the great challenges of our time: migrations, digital society and sustainable development
Contemporary societies face a series of challenges of unprecedented scale, speed and complexity.
Certainly, the great migratory phenomena does not date from the current era. Think of the humans who crossed the Bering Strait during the glacial period or in the migrations of the Vo - VIIo centuries in Europe. The digital revolution is not the first technological revolution in history and we know today finally how homo sapiens modified, from the origin of its species, its living environments to create a more livable and comfortable environment. In this context, migrations, whatever their causes, the digital revolution and the need to care for the environment are linked to sustainability, because these problems require the development of a shared project around a common future for contemporary societies .
Today's challenges are also characterized by an extraordinary evolution that calls into question the foundations of humanity on this planet. Far from being circumstantial, these challenges are, above all, dynamic processes that not only concern current societies, but also dictate their agenda to those of the coming decades. Although these challenges are sources of problems and difficulties that generate anguish, they are also new opportunities and opportunities to redefine priorities, particularly in education. The objectives of sustainable development proposed by the United Nations are, in fact, part of the perspective of transforming our world so that it can continue to exist.
These challenges have a universal dimension, but they are also expressed at the national and local levels, in the ways in which problems are presented and in ways of responding to them. The resulting national dimensions are inscribed in specific cultural anchors and are expressed through concepts and terminologies that are not always universal. This diversity challenges the researchers and predicts a richness in the debates of the 20th Congress of the AMCE.
All these questions concern the joint functioning of societies, but they address in a very specific way education and training: the answers that can be provided will require the production and diffusion of new knowledge and will contribute to the awareness and reflexivity on our behavior. The training institutions that make up the education system are not immune to change, both in its foundations and in its operation.
Finally, these issues are of such complexity that they require a plurality of approaches, and a call to all disciplines susceptible of making a contribution to an overall understanding.
The XXCE Congress of the AMCE will be the occasion to give the floor to all the researchers who, from their respective domains, are able to provide the necessary clarifications.
The work of the Congress will be organized around three main areas: