Visit of Androulla Vassiliou to Paris: 16/11/2012

Type: Report   Reference: I-075301   Duration: 10:03:59  Lieu:
End production: 16/11/2012   First transmission: 16/11/2012
On 16 November 2012, Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, went in Paris. During her stay, she participated with Geneviève Fioraso, French Minister for Higher Education and Research, at the CPU conference where she made a speech.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Exterior views of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council in Paris (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:00:15 Cutaway of French and EU flags 00:00:05
10:00:20 Interior view of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council 00:00:04
10:00:24 Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and Geneviève Fioraso, French Minister for Higher Education and Research 00:00:07
10:00:31 General view of the meeting 00:00:07
10:00:38 Cutaway of a screen 00:00:04
10:00:43 Cutaway of the participants 00:00:05
10:00:48 Androulla Vassiliou 00:00:04
10:00:53 Cutaway of a screen 00:00:04
10:00:57 Soundbite by Androulla Vassiliou (in FRENCH) saying that reforming and modernizing the education system at the European level is not an option but a necessity; saying that it is part, on the one hand, of the broader effort of adapting and on the other hand, of the adaptation to a changing environment but also part of the imperative of enjoying Universities that are more receptive to the needs of the employment market as well as the necessity to replace University centres in the heart of innovation issues; saying that many Member States, France included, have launched such reforms and Europe will support them by means of a series of initiatives aiming at strong structural effects in order to reach the possible highest level of excellence at all levels of the education system; saying that it is though necessary to built a stronger, more systematic and structural cooperation between the educational and professional worlds. 00:01:06
10:02:04 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:04
10:02:08 Soundbite by Androulla Vassiliou (in ENGLISH): As part of the initiatives we have also undertaken in the wake of our Modernisation agenda, the global and multi-dimensional ranking will be designed to help policy makers to make informed choices when reforming their Higher education systems. Our ranking will provide an alternative to the existing ones which tend to give a predominant role to the best research centres, and sometimes fail to reflect the importance of quality teaching, or other aspects of the normal mission of a university. We intend to create a tool that goes beyond these limitations, and where the users can define what is important to them. 00:00:54
10:03:03 Cutaway of screens 00:00:04
10:03:07 Soundbite by Androulla Vassiliou (in ENGLISH): And higher education systems need to be in a position to respond with new study programmes, better use of new technologies and more flexible study patterns. All this calls for changes within higher education, in particular to improve quality and relevance of education programmes, to meet the demand for people with high-end skills and to increase the employability of graduates. These are the objectives at the core of the EU agenda for modernising higher education, adopted in 2011. 00:00:43
10:03:51 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:03
10:03:55 Androulla Vassiliou 00:00:04
10:03:59 General view of the meeting 00:00:05
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