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European Solidarity Corps

10-10-2017

The Commission launched the European Solidarity Corps in a December 2016 communication, and this proposed regulation aims to set the legal basis for the Corps, defining the budgetary and implementation arrangements for the initiative as well as setting specific objectives and defining key terms. The Corps would have a very strong volunteering strand on the one hand and a much smaller occupational strand on the other. All placements focus on solidarity actions and will last between 2 to 12 months. ...

The Commission launched the European Solidarity Corps in a December 2016 communication, and this proposed regulation aims to set the legal basis for the Corps, defining the budgetary and implementation arrangements for the initiative as well as setting specific objectives and defining key terms. The Corps would have a very strong volunteering strand on the one hand and a much smaller occupational strand on the other. All placements focus on solidarity actions and will last between 2 to 12 months. The proposal sets a target of 100 000 participants with a proposed budget of €341.5 million for the period 2018-2020. In its resolution on the issue in April 2017, the European Parliament had insisted that the initiative should not drain other programmes, yet only 25 % of the budget is new money and currently the largest contributor is the Erasmus+ programme. The latter had recently been accorded a larger budget as it was struggling to meet with demand. First edition. The ‘EU Legislation in Progress’ briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure.

Multilingualism and lifelong language learning

26-09-2017

Rooted in the Treaties, multilingualism reflects the cultural and linguistic diversity of the European Union's Member States. Language learning is critical to the construction of the European Union and imparts essential basic and transversal skills. Language acquisition starts at home, and early childhood education can further enhance self-expression. Yet it does not stop with schooling, adults too acquire language skills, even outside the formal educational system.

Rooted in the Treaties, multilingualism reflects the cultural and linguistic diversity of the European Union's Member States. Language learning is critical to the construction of the European Union and imparts essential basic and transversal skills. Language acquisition starts at home, and early childhood education can further enhance self-expression. Yet it does not stop with schooling, adults too acquire language skills, even outside the formal educational system.

Implementation of Erasmus+

26-01-2017

Following two and a half years of implementation, the European Commission will submit a mid-term evaluation of the new umbrella programme Erasmus+ at the end of 2017. Parliament is preparing its contribution, with an own-initiative report on the implementation of Erasmus+ to be discussed in plenary in February.

Following two and a half years of implementation, the European Commission will submit a mid-term evaluation of the new umbrella programme Erasmus+ at the end of 2017. Parliament is preparing its contribution, with an own-initiative report on the implementation of Erasmus+ to be discussed in plenary in February.

Erasmus +

18-11-2016

Erasmus+ is the European Union's education, training, youth and sport programme for the years 2014-2020. It promotes the learning mobility of individuals, cooperation for innovation and the exchange of best practice, and policy reform. The programme includes an international dimension and therefore also supports the EU's external action.

Erasmus+ is the European Union's education, training, youth and sport programme for the years 2014-2020. It promotes the learning mobility of individuals, cooperation for innovation and the exchange of best practice, and policy reform. The programme includes an international dimension and therefore also supports the EU's external action.

European Parliament evaluation of Erasmus+ implementation

12-07-2016

Erasmus+ was launched in 2014 as a single programme in the field of education, training, youth and sport under the multiannual financial framework (MFF) package for 2014-2020. It brings together previous programmes and introduces sport as a new area of activity. A single programme has made it possible to organise activities under three key actions – mobility of individuals, cooperation for innovation and the exchange of best practice and support for policy reform.

Erasmus+ was launched in 2014 as a single programme in the field of education, training, youth and sport under the multiannual financial framework (MFF) package for 2014-2020. It brings together previous programmes and introduces sport as a new area of activity. A single programme has made it possible to organise activities under three key actions – mobility of individuals, cooperation for innovation and the exchange of best practice and support for policy reform.

Follow-up of the Strategic Framework for European cooperation in education and training

20-06-2016

European cooperation in the field of education and training is voluntary, yet a strategic framework sets objectives to be attained by 2020. Following a mid-term review concluded last year, the European Parliament will debate a report which praises efforts to take stakeholders’ feedback into account and makes a number of recommendations for the future.

European cooperation in the field of education and training is voluntary, yet a strategic framework sets objectives to be attained by 2020. Following a mid-term review concluded last year, the European Parliament will debate a report which praises efforts to take stakeholders’ feedback into account and makes a number of recommendations for the future.

EYE 2016 – Integration of young migrants

28-04-2016

It is difficult to fit all young migrants into a single category and not all immigrants gain the same level of acceptance. Yet non-discrimination is a fundamental value in the European Union, and binding legislation is complemented by EU-level frameworks and funds to support action to promote integration in the Member States. Research reveals that young migrants face many obstacles in education, but policy changes and projects can help overcome them. This note has been prepared for the European Youth ...

It is difficult to fit all young migrants into a single category and not all immigrants gain the same level of acceptance. Yet non-discrimination is a fundamental value in the European Union, and binding legislation is complemented by EU-level frameworks and funds to support action to promote integration in the Member States. Research reveals that young migrants face many obstacles in education, but policy changes and projects can help overcome them. This note has been prepared for the European Youth Event, taking place in Strasbourg in May 2016. Please click here for the full publication in PDF format

Integrating migrants and their children through education

15-03-2016

Migrants' life stories reveal different levels of difficulty or ease in the process of integration. The key importance of education as a means of integration is widely acknowledged. For a number of years, the European Parliament has called for tangible commitments and proposed practical measures to integrate migrants and their children through education, training and the recognition of skills.

Migrants' life stories reveal different levels of difficulty or ease in the process of integration. The key importance of education as a means of integration is widely acknowledged. For a number of years, the European Parliament has called for tangible commitments and proposed practical measures to integrate migrants and their children through education, training and the recognition of skills.

An overview of the EU Youth Strategy 2013-2015

27-01-2016

Against a backdrop of high youth unemployment and the threat of marginalisation, the European Union (EU) Youth Strategy encourages Member States to consider young people as a resource, by developing specific actions within youth policy and by working with other areas in a cross-sectoral approach. Coordination between youth and educational policies in order to develop competencies that are sought after by labour markets, as well as entrepreneurial abilities and civic skills is a particular priority ...

Against a backdrop of high youth unemployment and the threat of marginalisation, the European Union (EU) Youth Strategy encourages Member States to consider young people as a resource, by developing specific actions within youth policy and by working with other areas in a cross-sectoral approach. Coordination between youth and educational policies in order to develop competencies that are sought after by labour markets, as well as entrepreneurial abilities and civic skills is a particular priority in the Strategy. Other areas of EU policy are also concerned; a complex array of issues needs to be addressed, such as youth mobility, the transmission of poverty, participation in sports and culture, social integration, health and wellbeing, political participation, and an engagement with world issues. The EU Strategy is governed by the Open Method of Coordination, a soft approach applied in areas of policy where the EU has no legislative power. Evidence-based policy-making is at its heart and the approach is based on the quantitative measurement of a set of indicators, as well as peer-learning activities that promote policy reforms. Young people's active engagement is established through a process known as 'structured dialogue', bringing them into contact with policy-makers, but a more representative participation and concrete improvements on the ground remain challenges for the future. The European Parliament contributes to the debate on the Strategy by issuing own-initiative resolutions ahead of the Council and Commission joint reports which review implementation every three years.

Education policy in the Europe 2020 Strategy

25-11-2015

In 2010, the EU adopted its Europe 2020 strategy to put Member States back on track following the crisis shocks of 2008. Education was identified as one of five key areas needing specific measures to support economic recovery which could not be based exclusively on financial and budgetary reforms. The governance of the strategy rests on yearly cycles of reporting and feedback known as the European Semester. This makes it possible to monitor progress in individual Member States as a basis for recommendations ...

In 2010, the EU adopted its Europe 2020 strategy to put Member States back on track following the crisis shocks of 2008. Education was identified as one of five key areas needing specific measures to support economic recovery which could not be based exclusively on financial and budgetary reforms. The governance of the strategy rests on yearly cycles of reporting and feedback known as the European Semester. This makes it possible to monitor progress in individual Member States as a basis for recommendations from the European Commission. Supplementary thematic coordination involves both political leaders and experts in the field. Coordinated by the Council of the European Union, the mechanism is referred to as the open method of coordination. Member States are on their way towards meeting the Europe 2020 education targets: lowering the number of early school leavers to less than 10% and ensuring that at least 40% of 30-34 year olds have completеd tertiary education. However, EU citizens are not yet benefitting evenly from the positive outcomes. A closer look reveals that some regions and segments of the population fare less well than others. At the same time, employment rates have worsened in spite of improvements in the general level of education. The European Parliament has expressed its stance on these issues, indicating possible ways forward.

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