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Modernising education in the EU

Higher Education, School education, Strategic framework

On 7 December 2016, the European Commission adopted a Communication setting out its vision for ensuring a high quality education for all.

PISA 2015 - EU Policy Note

PISA 2015: EU performance and initial conclusions regarding education policies in Europe

The OECD PISA Survey (Programme for International Student Assessment) is a key international educational assessment that has sparked educational reforms across participating countries and economies since the launch of the results of the first assessment that took place in 2000. The 2015 round of the PISA survey was carried out in 28 EU Member States – the first time that all EU Member States are covered, 72 countries and economies worldwide.

Participants of the civil society organisations meeting

Civil society organisations and their contribution to inclusive education

EU policy

Organised by the European Commission DG Education and Culture, the meeting with civil society organisations took place on 19 October in Brussels. Over 70 participants from 40 organisations representing schools, higher education, adult and distance learning and vocational education and training came together to discuss the role that civil society organisations can play to foster inclusive education as well as citizenship and EU fundamental values.

Education and Training Monitor 2016

Education and Training Monitor 2016 released

Strategic framework

The 2016 edition puts the spotlight on education priorities most in need. On top of the list are the equity dimension, the need for responsive education systems and the inclusion of refugees through education to boost social cohesion and mobility between generations.

Education and Training Monitor 2016

Education and Training Monitor 2016 is coming

Strategic framework

The Education and Training Monitor, published annually by the European Commission, captures the evolution of Europe's education and training systems by bringing together a wide array of evidence and an in-depth analysis in a concise and accessible package.

Bologna, Italy

Slashing waiting times for students seeking protection

Higher Education

Many refugees have been forced to flee to Europe because of Syria’s continuing civil war and conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa. Asylum seekers often have to go through a lengthy process to obtain refugee status. That is why University of Bologna set up the Unibo4refugees project to help asylum seekers to make the best of their situation while applying for refugee status.

Report on structural higher education reform

Report published on structural higher education reform

Higher Education

This study on structural reform of higher education analyses how different types of system-level (or ‘landscape’) structural reforms in higher education have been designed and implemented in selected higher education systems.