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School leadership for equity and learning: take it to the students

School education

A week of education-related events under Maltese EU Presidency was kicked off with a Conference on School leadership and equity in St. Julian's, Malta, on 16-17 January 2017. Linked to the Presidency theme of equity and inclusiveness, the purpose of the event was to explore how leadership - by school heads, but also by teachers and other staff - can contribute to making schools more equitable and inclusive.

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New report on how to prevent and tackle bullying and school violence

EU policy

The values of freedom, tolerance, respect for diversity and non-discrimination are cornerstones of European societies.  School bullying goes against these values. It is also a key factor in early school leaving, and has serious and long-term effects for both victims and perpetrators. It affects mental and physical health as well as the academic performance of children and young people.

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New report on education policies and practices for equality and inclusion

EU policy

The values of equality, tolerance, and non-discrimination are cornerstones of European societies that should be promoted through education; however, in reality, access to learning opportunities, the effects of socioeconomic disadvantage and social exclusion directly impact learners' success at school, their chances of a higher education and, as such, their future as informed and actively engaged members of society. Educational disadvantage is both a consequence and a cause of poverty and social exclusion.

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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.

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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.

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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.