Artificial Intelligence and Education: International Regulation for the Human Rights

Welcome to our Workshop:

Ethical AI and Education: The need for international regulation to foster human rights, democracy and the rule of law

Join our interactive discussion and exchange in the half-day workshop at the International AIED Conference 2024 in Recife, Brazil!

The Artificial Intelligence requires regulation symbolized by a woman

Together with you, we want to discuss ethical questions around AI and Education (AI&ED) and the need for its regulation to guarantee human rights!

Join our interactive workshop at the AIED Conference 2024

Friday, 12th of July 2024

The hybrid workshop will take place in Recife (Brazil) as well as online from 14:00 to 18:00 (Brazilian time = GMT-3). You can find it in the official program of the AIED Conference 2024 abbreviated as “TUT-03: Ethical AI and Education”.

It is the continuation of our successful Workshop at the International AIED Conference 2023 that took place in Tokyo (Japan).

Workshop objectives

The workshop intends to achieve these learning objectives:

  • To explore potential guidelines for trustworthy and ethical AI usage and to critically assess their structure and usage scenarios
  • To develop ideas around personal future ramifications (including trustworthiness and ethical implications) and AI usage in education, and to collate, present and discuss these
  • To explore in group work and in the plenary how legal regulations and guidelines for trustworthy and ethical AI usage can be developed and designed, in particular related to legal and organizational requirements
  • To identify methods for dealing with the quick changing developments in AI, providing a legal framework that is flexible but also appropriately effective

Therefore, these guiding aspects will be addressed:

  • How can we develop and implement legal and organizational requirements for ethical AI introduction and usage?
  • How can we keep and maybe even strengthen human rights, democracy, digital equity and rules of law through AI-supported education and learning opportunities?
  • And how can we involve all educational levels (micro, meso, macro) and stakeholders to guarantee a trustworthy and ethical AI usage?

Main focus will be on the legal and organizational requirements to achieve a regulation in the fields of AI and Education (AI&ED). Basis will be the work and activities of the Council of Europe (CoE) and its appointed AI&ED Expert Group and in particular its initial report. All these open and urgent issues will be discussed and next steps in relation to these requirements and goals will be defined.

Introductory speech by

Ahmet Murat KILIÇ

Head of the Digital Transformation Unit, Education Department, Council of Europe

Workshop background

It is obvious and demanded from latest publications, studies and events that Artificial Intelligence (AI in education and beyond) requires legal and organizational regulations.

Therefore, the Council of Europe (CoE) took action as it is the international organisation founded in 1949 to uphold human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe. Currently, it has 46 member states (19 more than the European Union), with a population of approximately 675 million.

In 2021, the CoE established an Expert Group to investigate, and propose a legal instrument for, the application (AIED) and teaching (AI Literacy) of AI in education. The project, entitled, “Artificial Intelligence and Education” (AI&ED), is working towards developing an actionable set of recommendations for Member States, helping ensure that the application and teaching of AI in education is for the common good.

To that end, the CoE AI&ED Expert Group have researched and written an initial report (“AI and Education. A critical view through the lens of human rights, democracy and the rule of law.”) and undertaken a survey of Member States, both of which have been designed to inform the project and to stimulate further critical debate. Currently the CoE AI&ED Expert Group is working on the analysis of the survey and developing the legal instrument as international convention.

All workshop organizers are members of the CoE AI&ED Expert Group and contributed to the CoE Expert Conferences “Artificial Intelligence and Education” held by the CoE in Strasbourg on 18th / 19th of October 2022 and on 21st / 22nd of November 2023. To establish the context, in advance of the workshop, the CoE Expert Group’s initial report will be shared with the workshop participants.

Workshop history

This workshop is the continuation of the very successful workshop held at the AIED 2023 Conference in Tokyo, Japan, to allow ongoing updates and awareness raising on the important topic of ethical AI&ED as well as direct communication and discussions for contributions to the current Council of Europe (CoE)’s development of an international regulation as binding law in Europe and design of comprehensive AI literacy tools. For more information see the website of the Workshop 2023:

Meet the Organizers

Christian M. Stracke
University of Bonn, Germany
Irene-Angelica Chounta
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Vania Dimitrova
University of Leeds, UK
Beth Havinga
European EdTech Alliance, Germany
Wayne Holmes
University College London, UK


Christian M. Stracke (University of Bonn, stracke [at]