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Research for CULT Committee - Approaches of the Council and the Commission to the European Education Area

20-04-2021

In September 2020, the Commission published a communication on achieving the European Education Area by 2025 with an ambitious strategy revolving around six key dimensions (European Commission, 2020a). In February 2021, in its resolution on a strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training towards the European Education Area and beyond (2021-2030), the Council welcome the Commission’s proposal (Council of the European Union, 2021). It set out a series of ‘strategic priorities ...

In September 2020, the Commission published a communication on achieving the European Education Area by 2025 with an ambitious strategy revolving around six key dimensions (European Commission, 2020a). In February 2021, in its resolution on a strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training towards the European Education Area and beyond (2021-2030), the Council welcome the Commission’s proposal (Council of the European Union, 2021). It set out a series of ‘strategic priorities’ bearing some similarities with the key dimensions mentioned above but giving less prominence to inclusion and the geopolitical dimension while putting a stronger focus on lifelong learning and mobility.

Education and the New European Bauhaus

05-03-2021

The New European Bauhaus initiative is a vast cooperation project combining sustainability with wellbeing. Inspired by a design movement that was the offshoot of an educational project, the Commission's initiative is intended to address contemporary and future ecological, economic and societal concerns. Education and lifelong learning are central to equipping current and future citizens with a deep understanding of the issues, critical thinking and skills necessary to bring about change.

The New European Bauhaus initiative is a vast cooperation project combining sustainability with wellbeing. Inspired by a design movement that was the offshoot of an educational project, the Commission's initiative is intended to address contemporary and future ecological, economic and societal concerns. Education and lifelong learning are central to equipping current and future citizens with a deep understanding of the issues, critical thinking and skills necessary to bring about change.

Research for the CULT Committee - Modernisation of higher education

16-10-2017

This study analyses the policy developments since the Commission’s 2011 agenda for the modernisation of Europe’s higher education systems and assess the developments against the aims of the agenda. Second, it summarises most important achievements, shortcomings and challenges, to assess the effectiveness of the policy measures taken to reach the objectives set out in the 2011 agenda. Third, it assesses the renewed EU agenda in the light of these achievements, shortcomings and challenges and its renewed ...

This study analyses the policy developments since the Commission’s 2011 agenda for the modernisation of Europe’s higher education systems and assess the developments against the aims of the agenda. Second, it summarises most important achievements, shortcomings and challenges, to assess the effectiveness of the policy measures taken to reach the objectives set out in the 2011 agenda. Third, it assesses the renewed EU agenda in the light of these achievements, shortcomings and challenges and its renewed objectives. Last, it makes recommendations for actions by the Committee including follow-up with other major stakeholders.

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ACA: Irina Ferencz, Bernd Wächter

EU-Russia cooperation on higher education

21-09-2017

EU funding from the Erasmus+ programme supports cooperation between EU and Russian universities, which remains close despite current tensions. Russia is still the largest non-EU partner in the programme and some activities (such as student and staff exchanges) have actually increased since 2014.

EU funding from the Erasmus+ programme supports cooperation between EU and Russian universities, which remains close despite current tensions. Russia is still the largest non-EU partner in the programme and some activities (such as student and staff exchanges) have actually increased since 2014.

Russia's education system

25-01-2017

Russia's education system has undergone many reforms since Soviet times, but still retains a significant number of traditional features. Comparative tests such as PISA show that, in schools, students do well by international standards and that their skills are improving. On the other hand, there is a serious lack of quality in the country's universities.

Russia's education system has undergone many reforms since Soviet times, but still retains a significant number of traditional features. Comparative tests such as PISA show that, in schools, students do well by international standards and that their skills are improving. On the other hand, there is a serious lack of quality in the country's universities.

Innovative Schools: Teaching & Learning in the Digital Era

11-08-2015

The digital revolution is transforming our work, our organisations and our routines. It is transforming the way children and young people play, access information, communicate with each other and learn. But, so far, this revolution has not transformed most schools or most teaching and learning process in classrooms. There is no doubt that education has an important role to play in increasing the European competitiveness and reducing unemployment, but what can policy makers do to take full advantage ...

The digital revolution is transforming our work, our organisations and our routines. It is transforming the way children and young people play, access information, communicate with each other and learn. But, so far, this revolution has not transformed most schools or most teaching and learning process in classrooms. There is no doubt that education has an important role to play in increasing the European competitiveness and reducing unemployment, but what can policy makers do to take full advantage of emerging technologies in education while avoiding their downsides? With the objective of shedding some light on how Europe is performing (within the education field) in the "digital revolution" and to how strongly it is embedded both in school curricula and in teachers' education, the CULT Committee requested Policy Department B to organise a workshop on "Innovative Schools - teaching & learning in the digital era". The present document is the compilation of the background papers and power point presentations prepared for the workshop.

External author

Kirsti Lonka and Vincent Cho

Youth Unemployment and the Skills Mismatch in Denmark

09-03-2015

This document, provided by Policy Department A to the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, gives an overview of the current labour market situation in Denmark with a focus on youth unemployment and related policy measures. It furthermore presents data on future skills mismatch and the various Danish reforms to tackle the challenge of a rising demand for highly skilled workers. Finally it discusses some policy lessons that can be drawn from the Danish experience.

This document, provided by Policy Department A to the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, gives an overview of the current labour market situation in Denmark with a focus on youth unemployment and related policy measures. It furthermore presents data on future skills mismatch and the various Danish reforms to tackle the challenge of a rising demand for highly skilled workers. Finally it discusses some policy lessons that can be drawn from the Danish experience.

External author

Per Kongshoj MADSEN

Reform of Educational Systems: European Policies for Lifelong Guidance to Fight Early School Leaving and Unemployment

16-02-2015

This briefing prepared by Policy Department A for the Employment and Social Affairs Committe provides an overview of career guidance / lifelong guidance in European policies. After a summary of dedicated concepts and evidence from research, it analyses guidance related aspects in key policy documents of the Council and the European Parliament. The paper describes European lifelong guidance policies and structured European cooperation including findings from a recent survey.

This briefing prepared by Policy Department A for the Employment and Social Affairs Committe provides an overview of career guidance / lifelong guidance in European policies. After a summary of dedicated concepts and evidence from research, it analyses guidance related aspects in key policy documents of the Council and the European Parliament. The paper describes European lifelong guidance policies and structured European cooperation including findings from a recent survey.

Focus on: Dual Education: A Bridge over Troubled Waters?

15-10-2014

Work experience is highly valued by firms, and lack of such experience therefore constitutes a major obstacle for first-time jobseekers. Many young people are trapped in a vicious circle: they cannot find a first job, but they cannot get a job because they do not have any work experience. Apprenticeships are proven to have a large-scale impact on youth employment promotion, and are a major reason for the low levels of youth unemployment in some European countries. In both the Rethinking Education ...

Work experience is highly valued by firms, and lack of such experience therefore constitutes a major obstacle for first-time jobseekers. Many young people are trapped in a vicious circle: they cannot find a first job, but they cannot get a job because they do not have any work experience. Apprenticeships are proven to have a large-scale impact on youth employment promotion, and are a major reason for the low levels of youth unemployment in some European countries. In both the Rethinking Education communication and the 2013 youth unemployment communication, the European Commission called on the Member States to step up their efforts in developing world-class vocational education and training to raise the quality of vocational skills, and in promoting work-based learning, including quality traineeships, apprenticeships and dual systems. Similarly, the European Parliament (EP), following a request by the Culture and Education Committee (CULT), published a study which examines the strengths and weaknesses of dual education and explores policy developments in the EU-28 in relation to the introduction and/or improvement of this type of learning.

Teaching Teachers: Primary Teacher Training in Europe - State of Affairs and Outlook

15-07-2014

This study provides input to the European Parliament’s Committee on Education and Culture on teacher quality in primary schools in Europe. It assesses the state of initial teacher training, early career support and continuous professional development in Europe from the perspective of individual teachers and teacher educators. We report on the extent to which these subsystems within the continuum of teacher education help teachers confront challenges in their classrooms, at school and system level ...

This study provides input to the European Parliament’s Committee on Education and Culture on teacher quality in primary schools in Europe. It assesses the state of initial teacher training, early career support and continuous professional development in Europe from the perspective of individual teachers and teacher educators. We report on the extent to which these subsystems within the continuum of teacher education help teachers confront challenges in their classrooms, at school and system level. The report takes stock of reforms in the sector following previous recommendations. The study concludes with policy recommendations on how to further improve teaching quality through teacher education.

External author

Johan Bokdam and Inge van den Ende (Panteia) ; Simon Broek (Ockham IPS)

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