Our colleagues Zuzana Dankulincova and Daniela Filakovska attended a meeting of the working group to get acquainted with the results of surveys on the course of education during the extraordinary school break and after its partial resumption in the school year 2019/2020 during first wave of COVID-19 pandemic, problems and needs of schools, as well as the crisis plan for schools and school facilities for the school year 2020/2021 in case of COVID-19.
Following this, the group consulted the plan of the process of creating guidelines and methodological support in the field of organization and content of education, possible transition to distance education, including support for students with special needs and without internet access.
Representatives of individual sections of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Slovak Republic, directly managed organizations, and non-governmental organizations were invited to the meeting.
Our participation was requested on the basis of expertise in the field of health and the specific needs of vulnerable groups of the population. We also used the participation in the meeting to establish contacts for cooperation and implementation of our research activities in the future. It was agreed e.g. cooperation with the Institute of Educational Policy as well as the State Pedagogical Institute itself.