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Promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education

EU policy, School education, (2016)

Publications

This leaflet provides you with a short overview of recent education policy developments in European countries related to the objectives of the Paris Declaration. It also analyses the aspects of education systems covered by these policies as well as the levels of education concerned. It covers the 28 EU Member States, which are signatories to the Declaration, as well as other members of the Eurydice Network. The Paris Declaration was adopted in March 2015 to promote citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education.

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Education policies and practices to foster tolerance, respect for diversity and civic responsibility in children and young people in the EU

EU policy, (2016)

Studies

Growing ethnic and religious diversity in Europe poses both opportunities and challenges to Europe-an policy-makers and societies as a whole. It is expected that this diversity will continue to increase. At the same time, recent studies show that intolerance and social exclusion are increasing, with some mi-grant groups feeling alienated. This is leading to incidences of social tensions and unrest. Education has a key role to play in preparing societies for dealing with these phenomena. It also plays a vital role in the political socialisation of European citizens from cradle to grave. This independent report reviews the most relevant European and international research on these issues in order to summarise existing knowledge and to distil policy lessons based on evidence.

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Study on the Diversity within the Teaching Profession with Particular Focus on Migrant and/or Minority Background

School education, (2016)

Studies

Working with limited data, this study finds that teaching staff with migrant and minority backgrounds are underrepresented compared to the actual diversity of learners in many European countries. The study identifies and analyses the existing statistical data, explores the prevalence of the different barriers to teacher diversity, maps the policies and initiatives implemented across Europe and examines the evidence on the effectiveness of the policies.
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Annexes - country reports and case studiespdf(5.59 Mb)English (en)

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Entrepreneurship Education at School in Europe - 2016 Edition

School education, (2016)

Reports

Following the 2012 Eurydice report on entrepreneurship education, this new analysis captures the latest developments in Europe. It provides updated and more detailed information on strategies, curricula and learning outcomes, and also covers new themes such as funding schemes and teacher education. The report focuses on primary education, lower and general upper secondary education as well as school-based initial vocational education and training. It contains information for 2014/15 from 33 countries participating in the Eurydice network. In addition, national information sheets provide an overview of entrepreneurship education in each country.

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Does the EU need more STEM graduates?

Higher Education, (2016)

Studies

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at tertiary level are expected to supply advanced technical skills that drive technology and knowledge-driven growth and productivity gains in high-tech sectors. Conversely, shortages of STEM skills are perceived as a barrier to future job creation and growth. However, such shortages are not universal: they appear to be concentrated in particular regions and qualification profiles. STEM graduates may also face difficulties in gaining employment where they can actually use their STEM skills. The question of STEM shortages at tertiary level therefore requires a more fine-grained analysis. This has been the focus of this study. An executive summary is available.

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U-Multirank: Implementation of a user-driven, multi-dimensional and international ranking of higher education institutions

Higher Education, (2016)

Publications

The development and publication of U-Multirank has changed the world of rankings by introducing a radically different approach: multi-dimensional and user-driven. This report covers the progress made in the first phase of this implementation project (December 2012 – March 2015) and identifies challenges and recommendations for the second phase (April 2015 – March 2017). See also the executive summary.

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