Jean Monnet Conference/ECSA World Conference 2012 on "Sustainable growth in European Union - the role of education and training”: speech by José Manuel Barroso
Type: Complete speech
End production: 13/11/2012 First transmission: 13/11/2012
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, gave a speech at the Jean Monnet Conference/ECSA World Conference 2012 on "Sustainable growth in the European Union - the role of education and training", on 13 November 2012 in Brussels.
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||Arrival of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, in the conference room
||Statement (in ENGLISH) by José Manuel Barroso, stating that young Europeans are the most affected by the crisis; however, this crisis is also an opportunity to make the right decisions and to make the right investments for a better future; stating that one of best investments is in Europe's human capital, one of its most valuable assets; stating that talents and skills are central to the revival of Europe; stating that Europe has to be successful in giving everyone the chance to develop the right skills; stating that education and training are important determinants of economic growth and social cohesion; stating that a skilled workforce is an essential asset in developing a competitive, sustainable and innovative economy; stating that this is why education, training and research are at the heart of the Europe 2020 strategy; speaking on the Europe 2020 strategy for education; speaking on the activities of the EC; speaking on the importance of cohesion policy programmes; stating that the EC will launch a new policy initiative, a memorandum on "Rethinking education: investing in skills for better socio-economic outcomes"; speaking on the Nobel Prize awarded to the European Union, which is an encouragement for the future.