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Otro año de récord para Erasmus

10/07/2014

Otro año de récord para Erasmus

Las últimas estadísticas de Erasmus publicadas hoy por la Comisión Europea revelan que cerca de 270 000 estudiantes (un nuevo récord) se beneficiaron de las becas de la UE para estudiar o formarse en el extranjero en el año académico 2012/13.

 
Call for a network of experts on the social dimension of education and training

04/07/2014

Call for a network of experts on the social dimension of education and training

On 04/07/2014 the European Commission launched an open call for tenders to establish a network of experts on the social dimension of education and training.

 
Launch of European Tertiary Education Register - a new transparency approach in higher education

02/07/2014

Launch of European Tertiary Education Register - a new transparency approach in higher education

The new European Tertiary Education Register (ETER) published its first results on 02/07/2014, providing detailed and comparable data on 2,250 higher education institutions across 36 countries (including all European Union member states), and a total of 16 million students.

 
Report on Financing Schools in Europe: Mechanisms, Methods and Criteria in Public Funding published

01/07/2014

Report on Financing Schools in Europe: Mechanisms, Methods and Criteria in Public Funding publishedpdf

The report provides a framework for understanding the structure of funding systems and financial flows through various administrative levels. It covers 27 of the 28 Member States, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Turkey. An abridged, "Highlights"pdf version of the document is also available.

 
Commission urges Member States to improve quality and access to early childhood education and care

01/07/2014

Commission urges Member States to improve quality and access to early childhood education and care

A new report published by the European Commission reveals that only eight European countries guarantee a legal right to early childhood education and care (ECEC) soon after a child's birth, and that the quality of ECEC may leave up to a quarter of children under six at risk of poverty or social exclusion.

 
Report on the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) published

25/06/2014

Report on the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) published

Commission calls for action as survey reveals more than 80% of teachers in the EU feel undervalued

 
President Barroso supports Nestlé’s employment initiative in Lisbon

23/06/2014

President Barroso supports Nestlé’s employment initiative in Lisbon

Today in Lisbon, the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, joins the Prime Minister of Portugal, Pedro Passos Coelho, the Deputy Prime Minister of Portugal, Paulo Portas, the Nestlé Europe CEO Laurent Freixe and Nestlé’s business partners to sign up to the European Commission’s European Alliance for Apprenticeships.

 
Cost-sharing impact study

23/06/2014

Cost-sharing impact study

Do changes in cost-sharing have an impact on the behaviour of students and higher education institutions? This reportpdf(1.49 Mb)Elija traducciones del enlace precedente  analyses the effects of different models of cost-sharing in higher education (the split between public and private contributions to higher education funding) on students and higher education institutions.

 
Education and training is not up to the job, say quarter of Europeans in survey

17/06/2014

Education and training is not up to the job, say quarter of Europeans in survey

A new Eurobarometer survey on the 'European Area of Skills and Qualifications' (Special Eurobarometer 417pdfElija traducciones del enlace precedente ) shows also that around a quarter (23%) of EU citizens feel that their education or training has not provided them with the skills to find a job in line with their qualifications.

 
Measuring the impact of university-business cooperation

04/06/2014

Measuring the impact of university-business cooperation

Despite a long history, cooperation activities between businesses and universities in the field of education have a relatively low profile.  However, there are signs that there is now an increasing recognition of the value to be gained from such collaborations.

 
Information gaps holding back higher education in many EU countries

22/05/2014

Information gaps holding back higher education in many EU countries

Not enough countries are using the information they collect on higher education to improve their universities and the opportunities they offer for students. This is shown in a Eurydice reportpdf published today.

 
Despite their advantages apprenticeships are underused

20/05/2014

Despite their advantages apprenticeships are underused

European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, cedefop, press release on apprenticeships.

 
Launch of university ranking: U-Multirank

13/05/2014

Launch of university ranking: U-Multirank

U-Multirank, launched today, is a new tool to compare universities.

 
New study: How to make the teaching profession more attractive

29/04/2014

New study: How to make the teaching profession more attractive

At a time when several countries are faced with shortages of qualified teachers, a new study undertaken on behalf of the European Commission looks at what Member States could do to attract the best people into the profession.

 
New European adult learning platform goes into production

16/04/2014

New European adult learning platform goes into production

EPALE, the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe, a new initiative funded by the European Commission is the latest development in the EU’s long-term commitment to promoting high quality adult learning in Europe.

 
Preventing early school leaving – Lessons learned from second chance education

10/04/2014

Preventing early school leaving – Lessons learned from second chance education

A new study carried out for the European Commission shows success features of second chance schemes that could inspire mainstream education and training.

 
Visualisation tool for European benchmarks

09/04/2014

Visualisation tool for European benchmarks

The Online Education and Training Monitor now includes a visualisation tool. 

 
Modernisation of apprenticeship-type training: call for proposals

27/03/2014

Modernisation of apprenticeship-type training: call for proposals

A call for proposals "KA3 - Support for Policy Reform/National Authorities for Apprenticeships" EACEA/13/2014 is open under the Erasmus+ programme.

 
European Union's renewed support to Ukraine in the areas of education, training, and the mobility of researchers

06/03/2014

European Union's renewed support to Ukraine in the areas of education, training, and the mobility of researchers

Under the new Erasmus+ programme, the EU will offer Ukrainians more opportunities to benefit from grants for student mobility, academic cooperation, and youth exchanges.

 
Generation Y – back to school

04/03/2014

Generation Y – back to school

For a new episode of “Generation Y”, Euronews went to Barcelona to meet Lucas and Mar, who both decided to go back into education after having dropped out earlier, to obtain a qualification that gives them better prospects in life.

 
Western Balkans Excited About Erasmus+!

28/01/2014

Western Balkans Excited About Erasmus+!

A two day conference held in Athens, Greece outlined the opportunities for cooperation with the Western Balkans under Erasmus+, the EU's new education, training, youth and sport programme.

 
Member States urged to improve quality checks in universities and vocational colleges

28/01/2014

Member States urged to improve quality checks in universities and vocational colleges

Member States must shift from a box-ticking approach and upgrade their quality systems if they want to improve the performance of universities and vocational colleges, according to two reports published by the European Commission today on quality assurance in higher education and vocational training.

 
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22/01/2014

Open Education Challenge: New initiative to promote innovation in education...

The Open Education Challenge is about innovation in education. It is a new Europe-wide initiative that will give educational practitioners and innovators passionate about education a new opportunity to create, develop, strengthen and fund a startup in Europe.

 
EU Mobility Scoreboard: more effort needed to promote studies and training abroad for students

10/01/2014

EU Mobility Scoreboard: more effort needed to promote studies and training abroad for students

The best public support systems for promoting and giving advice to higher education students about opportunities to study or train abroad are in Germany, Belgium, Spain, France and Italy, according to the first EU 'Mobility Scoreboard'.

 

20/12/2013

Education and Training in Europe 2020 - Responses from the EU Member States

Today, the Eurydice Network published a new report: Education and Training in Europe 2020 - Responses from the EU Member States.

 
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17/12/2013

Public consultation on a "European Area of Skills and Qualifications"

Today the European Commission launched a consultation on the European Area of Skills and Qualifications, which will run until 15 April 2014.

 

12/12/2013

Erasmus+ guide published, €1.8 billion in funding available in 2014

Organisations wishing to bid for funding in 2014 through Erasmus+, the European Union's new programme for education, training, youth and sport, can start to prepare their grant applications from today.

 

09/12/2013

Publication of results of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education

The list of higher education institutions awarded with the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education has been published!

 

03/12/2013

Commission welcomes Council's green light for Erasmus+

The European Commission welcomes the Council's adoption today of Erasmus+, the EU's new programme for education, training, youth and sport, with a budget of €14.7 billion over the next seven years - 40% higher than current levels.

 

19/11/2013

Green light for Erasmus+: More than 4 million to get EU grants for skills and employability

Erasmus+, the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport, due to begin in January, was approved today by the European Parliament.

 

18/11/2013

Commission and OECD launch website for universities to measure entrepreneurial impact

Today, the European Commission, together with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), is launching a new online self-assessment tool for universities to measure how entrepreneurial they are.

 

12/11/2013

Higher Education: EU and Korea agree new era of cooperation

Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and Namsoo Seo, Minister of Education of the Republic of Korea, today signed an agreement to strengthen higher education partnerships between the European Union and Korea.

 

30/10/2013

Education and Training Monitor highlights impact of budget cuts and skills mismatch

Sixteen Member States decreased their spending on education between 2008 and 2011, with six showing further significant budget decreases in 2012, according to the latest Education and Training Monitor released today by the European Commission.

 

25/10/2013

How is education currently organised in your country?

Primary school in the Netherlands and Ireland starts at the age of 4 and finishes when children are 12 years old. Greece recently introduced changes in its secondary and post-secondary education structure. How is education currently organised in your country? How does one structure compare to another?

 

23/11/2013

Kaunas to host Erasmus+ info event for Eastern Partnership countries

Erasmus+, the EU’s new programme for education, training, sport and youth, will provide more opportunities for students and staff in Eastern Partnership countries to study or train in the European Union – and vice versa.

 

22/10/2013

Joining forces on apprenticeships

On 18 October, the European Alliance for Apprenticeships gathered in Brussels to discuss ways to improve and expand high quality apprenticeships across Europe.

 

18/10/2013

How much do teachers make? How much do students pay?

Two annually updated Eurydice reports will give you clear and simple answers to these questions in addition to providing you with a comparable, European-wide overview.

 

17/10/2013

Commissioner calls on UK students and apprentices to sign up for Erasmus+

Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will highlight the increased European Union support which will be available from January under the new Erasmus+ programme when she visits the London Language Show on 18 October.

 

17/10/2013

Poor students particularly at risk of dropping out from university

Too many EU students from under-represented groups leave higher education before completing their degrees, according to a Commission report published 17 October 2013. Students coming from poor socio-economic backgrounds are by far the most likely to drop out of higher education.

 

16/10/2013

Commissioner Vassiliou presents Erasmus+ at Education Training & Youth Forum

Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will highlight the increased European Union support which will be available from January under the new Erasmus+ programme when she opens the 2013 European Education, Training and Youth Forum in Brussels tomorrow (17 October).

 

08/10/2013

Survey on adult skills highlights need to improve education and training

One in five adults in Europe have low literacy and numeracy skills, and even a university degree in the same subject is no guarantee of the same level of skills in different countries, according to the first comprehensive international Survey of Adult Skills published today by the OECD and European Commission.

 

25/09/2013

Commission launches 'Opening up Education' to boost innovation and digital skills in schools and universities

More than 60% of nine year olds in the EU are in schools which are still not digitally equipped. The European Commission today unveils 'Opening up Education', an action plan to tackle this and other digital problems which are hampering schools and universities from delivering high quality education and the digital skills which 90% of jobs will require by 2020.

 

23/09/2013

New publication: "Entrepreneurship Education – A Guide for Educators"

Through the Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan and the Rethinking Education Communication, the European Commission has emphasised the need to embed entrepreneurial learning in all sectors of education, and the central role played by teachers.

 

18/09/2013

2014 draft budget: update in favour of students

The Commission has proposed today adjustments to its proposal for the 2014 EU budget. The changes mainly reflect the political agreement reached on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-2020 between the leaders of the European Parliament, Council and Commission on 27-28 June.

 

19/07/2013

Preparation for Erasmus+

Publication of the template for inter-institutional agreements between higher education institutions.

 

12/07/2013

Mapping cross-border provision of higher education in the EU

A new study shows that cross-border higher education affects only a very small minority of students within the EU, but it is on an upward curve.

 

11/07/2013

European universities need to think global, says Commission

The international higher education landscape is changing dramatically in shape and size, with greater competition from countries such as China and India. This calls for an overhaul in the way Europe's 4 000 universities operate - not only internationally, but also in how they deliver education to European students in their home countries.

 

08/07/2013

Number of Erasmus students tops 3 million

Figures released today reveal that more than 3 million students have benefitted from EU Erasmus grants since the exchange scheme's launch in 1987.

 

02/07/2013

Launch of European Alliance for Apprenticeships

The European Alliance for Apprenticeships is launched today by Commissioners Androulla Vassiliou (Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth) and László Andor (Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) at the 2013 WorldSkills competition in Leipzig, Germany.

 
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28/06/2013

Comenius project helps students understand the horrors of war

Vladslo is a small Belgian village, near Diksmuide, famous for his WWI German cemetery, the resting place of over twenty five thousand soldiers. Many visitors come to admire one of the most touching sculptures of all time that is located inside, the Grieving Parents, by Käthe Kollwitz.

 

27/06/2013

We Mean Business – Trainees on the Move

On 17-18 June in Brussels, 200 stakeholders came together at the European Commission conference "We Mean Business – Trainees on the Move" to share experience on traineeships abroad for vocational training and higher education students.

 

25/06/2013

EU investment for education and youth employability pays off, OECD report confirms

The European Commission today welcomed the launch of Education at a Glance 2013, an annual report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which analyses the education systems of the 34 OECD member countries, including 21 EU Member States, as well as Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.

 

20/06/2013

Higher education as a bridge between the two shores of the Mediterranean

More students from Southern Mediterranean countries will benefit from the EU's new programme for education training and youth: this was the message from European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou at a university 'summit' in Nicosia today.

 

18/06/2013

EU high level group: train the professors to teach

The EU high-level group on modernisation of higher education publishes its first report today on improving the quality of teaching and learning in universities.

 

11/06/2013

Continuing vocational training -Two thirds of enterprises in the EU27 provided vocational training in 2010 - Ranged from 23% in Poland to 87% in Austria and Sweden

In the EU27, two thirds (66%) of all enterprises with ten or more employees provided vocational training to their staff in 2010, compared with 60% in 2005.

 

28/05/2013

Cross-sector synergies are more effective against educational disadvantage

Cross-policy synergies are more effective in preventing or reducing the impact of multiple and cumulative disadvantage on people's educational experiences and outcomes, says a report published today by the European Commission.

 

28/05/2013

A new country has joined the LLP programme

After Serbia in December 2011, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in May 2012, on 24 May 2013 Montenegro signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) establishing its full participation, for the budget year 2013, in all the actions of the Lifelong Learning Programme which are not managed by National Agencies (except eTwinning).

 

23/05/2013

EU commits to ensuring basic education for every child by 2030

The European Commission will confirm today its commitment to making education more equal and of a higher quality in the Development agenda beyond 2015 through continued financial support, during a High level event in Brussels.

 

15/05/2013

Education, Youth, Sport and Culture Council (16-17 May)

Is the European Union's youth policy up to the job in today's difficult economic and social climate? Can the European Union do more to help sports organisations tackle doping? Will the proposed EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership affect the EU's commitment to cultural diversity?

 

07/05/2013

8 out of 10 say EU projects aid innovation in classroom

More than eight in ten people involved in an EU-funded initiative aimed at encouraging innovative teaching methods and improved learning materials for children, say the scheme had a positive and lasting impact on them.

 

25/04/2013

Commissioner Vassiliou addresses Education Ministers in Helsinki

The European Commission's new initiatives to support the modernisation of education and training will be discussed at the Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education in Helsinki, Finland, tomorrow (26 April).

 

24/04/2013

Improved support for new teachers in the EU

Induction programmes designed to offer personalised support and advice for new teachers are now mandatory in 15 EU Member States (Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and the UK) as well as in Croatia and Turkey, according to a European Commission report about the conditions of teachers and school leaders in 32 countries.

 

23/04/2013

Vassiliou welcomes launch of first pan-European university MOOCs (massive open online courses)

Partners in 11 countries have joined forces to launch the first pan-European 'MOOCs' (Massive Open Online Courses) initiative, with the support of the European Commission.

 

19/03/2013

ICT in schools survey – many children not getting what they need; teachers need more training and support

Students and teachers in Europe are keen to "go digital", computer numbers have doubled since 2006 and most schools are now "connected", but use of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) and digital skill levels are very uneven.

 

11/04/2013

Commissioner Vassiliou presents forthcoming strategy on internationalisation of higher education

Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will today present the Commission's forthcoming strategy for the internationalisation of higher education at the European University Association annual conference in Ghent, Belgium.

 

26/03/2013

EIT Foundation: Young leaders present innovative solutions for Europe's future

Thirty young leaders from the worlds of business, academia and research shared their inspiring ideas with policy-makers and business executives at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Foundation's Annual Innovation Forum in Brussels today.

 

25/03/2013

Making the EU more attractive for foreign students and researchers

The EU needs to attract talented non-EU students and researchers who can contribute to our growth and competitiveness with their knowledge and skills.

 

21/03/2013

Education budgets under pressure in Member States

Investment in education fell in eight out of 25 Member States assessed as part of a European Commission study on the impact of the crisis on education budgets since 2010.

 

15/03/2013

Vassiliou urges French universities to join U-Multirank

European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Androulla Vassiliou will urge French higher education institutions to participate in U-Multirank, the new EU-backed university ranking, when she visits Paris on 18-19 March.

 

14/03/2013

eTwinning: best cross-border school projects of the year

The best school twinning projects of the year will be honoured at the 2013 eTwinning Awards in Lisbon today.

 

08/03/2013

Vassiliou pledges support for Jeremy Irons campaign against plastic waste

European Commissioner for Education and Culture Androulla Vassiliou met the Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons to discuss his recent film documentary, Trashed, which highlights the huge impact of global waste on the environment and human health.

 

05/03/2013

European Commission launches Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs

Commission President José Manuel Barroso today called on Europe's digital businesses, governments, training and education sectors to join a Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs to address up to 900 000 job vacancies expected to exist in Europe in Information and Communication technologies (ICT) by 2015.

 

04/03/2013

Launch of 'eTwinning Plus' virtual classroom network for schools

The European Commission’s 'eTwinning' network, which has encouraged 100 000 schools in 33 European countries to talk to each other via the internet, will be extended from today to schools in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

 

13/02/2013

Youth unemployment and skills focus for Education Council (15 February)

The fight against youth unemployment, currently nearly 24% in the European Union, will be at the forefront of discussion at the Council for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport taking place in Brussels on 15 February.

 

18/02/2013

Erasmus for All: state of play

Statement by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, at the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council.

 

15/02/2013

New study underlines benefits of eTwinning

The European Commission has just published an independent study on the impact of the EU's eTwinning scheme.

 

13/02/2013

What the European Council agreement means for EU education, youth and culture programmes

On 8 February, the heads of state and government of all the EU member states (European Council) reached an agreement on the EU's long-term budget.

 

05/02/2013

Generation Y - High-tech industry in Europe in search of skilled young people

Companies increasingly must play an active role in training young people and helping them obtain the right skills needed on the labour market.

 

01/02/2013

Young migrants access better professional careers through Vocational Training

The number of young people not in education, employment or training is frightening (14 million Europeans aged 15-29).

 

23/01/2013

Commission and UNESCO call for joint action on literacy

The European Commission and UNESCO have called for joint action to reduce the number of young people and adults lacking basic reading and writing skills, both in Europe and world-wide, at a meeting in the European Parliament on 22 January.

 

17/01/2013

Improving the lives of Roma in Europe

Mediators from across Europe will discuss Roma peoples' integration into society through better communication with the non-Roma people at the ROMED Congress of Mediators in Brussels 17-18 January.

 

15/11/2013

Commission welcomes Nestlé pledge on jobs and apprenticeships

The public and private sectors need to work much closer together in the fight against youth unemployment and invest more in equipping young people with the skills and training they need.

 

11/01/2013

Discover the European Union with EuroparlTV

This educational package of two DVDs - available for free and in the 22 languages on EU-Bookshop, is designed to be a resource for teachers of pupils in the 11-15 and 15-18 age groups.

 

15/11/2013

European Alliance for Apprenticeships - Council Declaration

Council Declaration on the European Alliance for Apprenticeships, 15 October 2013. 

 

02/07/2013

Launch of European Alliance for Apprenticeships

The European Alliance for Apprenticeships was launched on 2 July 2013 by Commissioners Androulla Vassiliou (Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth) and László Andor (Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) at the 2013 WorldSkills competition in Leipzig, Germany.

 

24/09/2012

The dual training system: Integration of young people into the labour market

The Peer Review explored two measures specifically designed to support the integration of disadvantaged young people into the German ‘dual training’ system (apprenticeship system) with a view to promoting smooth school to work transitions.

 

06/09/2013

Dual Apprenticeships: Qualifications and Labour Market Needs

A Learning Exchange was held in Berlin on 5-6 September 2013. It was attended by a variety of stakeholders connected to or interested in the German dual system, from the following countries: Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Portugal.