Education, Youth and Culture Council: extracts from the joint press conference by Ján Figel' and Milan Zver, Slovenian Minister for Education and Sport and President in office of the Council
Following the Education, Youth and Culture Council, Ján Figel', Member of the EC in charge of Education, Training, Culture and Youth, and Milan Zver, Slovenian Minister for Education and Sport, and President in office of the Council, gave a press conference.
They talked about intercultural dialogue among young people and they underlined the need of promoting not just big languages but also the languages of the minorities to promote tolerance.
They analysed also the progress achieved under the "Education and Training 2010", an initiative adopted in 2002 to make Europe the world leader in terms of the quality of its education and training systems. Work is still needed in areas like low literacy and early school leaving. SHOTLIST