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Education, Youth and Culture Council, 3013th meeting: extracts from the joint press conference by Ángel Gabilondo Pujol, Spanish Minister for Education and President in office of the Council, and Androulla Vassiliou on Education

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On 11 May 2010, Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, took part at the 3013th meeting of the Education, Youth and Culture Council in Brussels, which was chaired by Ángel Gabilondo Pujol, Spanish Minister for Education and President in office of the Council. The Council agreed to propose to the European Council in June 2010, the numerical rates of the EU headline targets to improve education levels of the new strategy Europe 2020, building on the two corresponding levels of European average performance ("European benchmarks"), approved in the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020), that is by 2020, the school drop-out rate should be less than 10%, and the share of population having completed tertiary or equivalent education should be at least 40%. And the Council exchanged views on developing the youth dimension of the Europe 2020 strategy for growth and jobs. Ministers discussed key aspects of youth policy, such as mobility, recognition of non-formal education, the importance of excellence in education, youth access to the labour market, and the forthcoming EU flagship initiative "Youth on the move".
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