Young people stay in school

New tactics to ensure young people stay in school

School education

Too many young Europeans, aged 18 to 24, are ‘Early School Leavers’: they either dropped out of school before completing compulsory schooling or they did not achieve an equivalent qualification to an upper secondary education. Thankfully, there are some great Erasmus+ projects that can provide you with ideas and resources to fight early school leaving. Discover them, as well as the political drive behind them.

Vocational education goes green

Vocational education goes green!

Vocational Education and Training

Green skills are more and more in demand on the labour market, and those who acquire them increase their employability substantially, while also helping to protect the planet. Many Erasmus+ projects are contributing to both of these efforts, through VET schools and employers. Many different aspects of environmental protection - such as renewable energy, eco-building or green transports - and many different professions are involved.

Higher education institutions

What are higher education institutions doing to make Europe a more sustainable place?

Higher Education

Much still needs to be done to preserve the Earth’s precious resources and higher education Institutions are at the forefront of this work. From encouraging staff and students to recycle to providing cleaner forms of transport, action is being taken to reduce their impact on the environment. Their next challenge is encouraging others to follow the same steps. Be one of them!

Commission’s new agenda for higher education

Have you heard about the new agenda for higher education?

Higher Education

On 30 May, the Commission published a strategy paper known as Communication, setting out its perspective on how higher education needs to adapt to a changing world and help shape the Europe of the future. The new strategy identifies four main priority areas, and proposes specific EU-level activities to complement the work done by national authorities and by higher education institutions.

Children in school

Network to help migrant children in education

Language teaching and learning, School education, Strategic framework

Education is a powerful tool for integrating refugees and other newly arrived migrants into European societies. But among the many successes, there are also challenges.

African students call for greater student involvement

Higher Education, Strategic framework

Students must become full partners in higher education development to keep it tuned to current and ever more rapidly changing demands, according to the two students who presented their cases at the 14th AAU General Conference in Accra, Ghana, on the 6th of June.