Thank you for giving us the great opportunity to share our vision for the 19th Biennial ISATT Conference 2019. It will be our pleasure to welcome delegates from around the world and to learn from all the valuable expertise gathered here in Sibiu.

The ISATT Conference gives us a wonderful opportunity to join experts, teachers and practitioners around the most important debates about Education in today's world.

The University of Sibiu is a public university in Romania founded in 1990, named after the philosopher, poet, and playwright, Lucian Blaga. In a highly interconnected and interactive world, ULBS could keep in the mainstream of academic events only by promoting international cooperation. The Teacher Education Department is represented by experts in Education, Arts, Music and Management, with an important national and international experience in the educational area.

Sibiu is a pedestrian - friendly city in Transylvania with two easily accessible levels: the Upper town, home to most of Sibiu's historic sights, and the Lower town, lined with colorful houses and cobblestone streets and bounded by imposing city walls and defense towers overlooking the river Cibin. It is a city with a proud German heritage, which was the European Capital of Culture in 2007. Transylvania was one of the most powerful and prosperous strongholds in Europe. We are pleased to join you to discover one of the most beautiful cities in Romania, which is offering breath-taking views around every one of its many twists and turns.

We invite candidates to contribute to the conference theme: "Education beyond the crisis: new skills, children's rights and teaching contexts". The particular interest is to interrogate our own attitudes about education and children's rights in a challenging and constructive way. It is a huge chance to examine attitudes towards and experiences of childhood. The Conference will draw a wide range of thoughts, research and practice from different countries to debate, challenge and re- appraise long held beliefs, attitudes and ways of educating children. Children's own perspectives on their lives and on adults' attitudes towards them will be the focus of this event.

We cordially invite you to join us in becoming aware of current perspectives on children and childhood, to develop a critical relationship with the content and to develop your own "reading" of "Education beyond crises".

Our own enthusiasm and efforts of the teachers from the University of Sibiu combined with the delegates' participation and motivation will make the conference a rich environment in sharing new ideas and promoting critical and creative thinking. The program will be filled with stimulating plenary lectures, thought-provoking presentations as well as engaging workshops and roundtables.

It will be a real pleasure to welcome you to Sibiu for ISATT 2019 Conference. We look forward to having the chance to show you our city, a warm town which has been declared a beautiful city in the heart of Romania.