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Education, Youth and Culture Council, 2978th meeting: extracts from the joint press conference by an Björklund, Swedish Minister for Education and Research and President in Office of the Council, and Maroš Šefcovic

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On 26-27 November 2009, European Ministers in charge of Education, Youth and Culture met in Brussels under the Swedish Presidency to address the professional development of teachers and school leaders. They agreed that while Europe's education systems differ in many respects, they share a common need to attract and retain teaching staff and school leaders of the highest calibre in order to ensure high quality educational outcomes. Maroš Šefčovič, Member of the EC in charge of Education, explained in a press conference that all ministers agreed on the message to be sent to the Council of December: if there is a need of cutting the budget, it should never be done in the area of education and innovation because those are the areas for the future. The Council also discussed and adopted conclusions on how children from migrant backgrounds can be better integrated in education. And finally, ministers analysed the reports presented the day before by the European Commission on the progress made on the road towards EU objectives in education and training. Jan Björklund, Swedish Minister for Education and President in office of the Council, also took part to the debate.

Type: Press conference - summary   Reference: I-064303   Date: 26/01/2010   Duration: 00:01
Personalities:   Šefčovič, Maroš |   Björklund, Jan  
Location: Brussels - Council/Justus Lipsius  
Languages: ORIGINAL

Tags: Council - Education, Youth and Culture
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