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20/07/2016

Holistic Approach to Refugee Inclusion

A country of just 8.4 million people, Austria recently found its refugee camps, hostels and emergency shelters full to overflowing. To many the situation appeared impossible, but Austria’s academics demurred. Indeed, a most creative nationwide university-led initiative saw the light of day: the MORE project.

 

08/07/2016

Berlin students and universities reach out to refugees

This week we look at the students of the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW Berlin) who certainly contribute to history. Through the flagship project of their own initiative called "HTW Is Helping!", students have been supporting refugees for several months already with the support of Welcome, a national scheme set up by Germany’s Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

 
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22/06/2016

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions co-funding to welcome researchers from developing countries and emerging economies

This week we profile a programme that is receiving Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) co-funding to offer high-quality fellowships in Europe. The experienced researchers who have benefited are in many cases from countries affected by instability and conflict.

 

20/06/2016

European Tertiary Education Register – wealth of info on European universities published

The third edition of the European Tertiary Education Register (ETER) has been published. A new user-friendly interface makes access to the data easier.

 

20/06/2016

A higher education institution combining offline and online components

After realising that "less than 1% of the world’s current refugees have access to higher education", a group of social entrepreneurs, refugees, students and professors have decided to make higher education more widely accessible. Kiron University link outside the EC domain was launched in October 2015, covering a wide array of subjects ranging from economics to computer science and intercultural studies.

 

15/06/2016

Enrolling as guest students to experience the German academic system

Many higher education institutions across the EU are facing legal hurdles when trying to integrate refugees and asylum-seekers in their programmes. That's why some institutions, such as the University of Bremen (Germany), had to come up with legal arrangements to allow refugees and/or asylum seekers to attend the courses they offer.

 
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14/06/2016

Stronger EU action to better tackle violent radicalisation leading to terrorism

Delivering on its European Agenda on Security, the European Commission is today presenting further steps to support Member States in preventing and countering violent radicalisation leading to terrorism.

 

13/06/2016

Public consultation on the EU modernisation agenda for higher education: key findings published

Almost 1,500 institutions, organisations and individuals answered the open, online questionnaire and 49 position papers were received from national governments and European stakeholder organisations.

 
Odysseus Monnet Network for Immigration and Asylum

13/06/2016

Belgian university offers refugees 10 places to study EU asylum and migration policy

The French-speaking university of Brussels, Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) is helping refugees in Europe by offering 10 free places at a summer school on EU immigration and asylum law and policy.

 
New Skills Agenda for Europe

10/06/2016

New Skills Agenda for Europe adopted

The European Commission has adopted a new Skills Agenda for Europe. The agenda aims to make sure that people develop the skills necessary for the jobs of today and tomorrow. This task is essential to boost employability, competitiveness and growth across the EU.

 
Recommended Annual Instruction Time in Full-time Compulsory Education in Europe – 2015/16

09/06/2016

Eurydice publishes a report on recommended minimum instruction time in education

The recommendations cover instruction time across core subjects in full-time general compulsory education in 37 European countries participating in the Eurydice network.

 

07/06/2016

Migration Agenda: Education and active participation are key pillars of the EU Action Plan on Integration

On 7 June, the European Commission presented its Action Plan to support Member States in the integration of third country nationals. The action plan calls education and training one of the most powerful tools for integration.

 
Erasmus+ Mobility schemes; training to use ICT applications

02/06/2016

Erasmus+ Mobility schemes; training to use ICT applications

Education can play a major role in helping refugees adapt to the society welcoming them. Many education institutions have taken steps to help refugees find their place in society. Over the next eight weeks, we will feature initiatives put in place to support refugee teachers and students.

 

24/05/2016

High-Level Colloquium on Promoting Inclusion and Fundamental Values through Education – a Way to Prevent Violent Radicalisation

On May 26 2016, Commissioner Tibor Navracsics is hosting a High-Level Colloquium on Promoting Inclusion and Fundamental Values through Education – a Way to Prevent Violent Radicalisation.

 

20/05/2016

14 EU countries to receive country-specific recommendations on education under the European Semester 2016

On 18 May, the European Commission adopted its proposals for the 2016 country-specific recommendations under the European Semester.

 
Eurydice Newsletter Spring 2016

19/05/2016

Eurydice Newsletter Spring 2016

Eurydice launches its spring newsletter, where you can find interesting Focus On articles, latest publications and forthcoming reports.

 
Teacher Academy

19/05/2016

Teacher Academy: supporting teachers in their classrooms

To support teachers in their daily work in the classroom, the European Commission has now launched Teacher Academy as part of its School Education Gateway platform

 
Interactive webinar on Family Learning and Digital Citizenship

17/05/2016

Interactive webinar on Family Learning and Digital Citizenship

A webinar on Family Learning and Digital Citizenship took place on 26 April. More than twenty participants joined the webinar under the lead of Susannah Chambers, expert in Family Learning.

 
Migrant week on EPALE

29/04/2016

Migrant week on EPALE

EPALE organised Migrant Education Week between 25 and 29 April. Find out about case studies, resources, testimonies and join the discussion sharing experiences, good practices and ideas for migrant education in Europe.

 
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28/04/2016

EU making solid progress towards key targets on early school leaving and tertiary education

New data from Eurostat, the EU's statistics office, shows that, on average, EU countries are on track to meet education targets for early school leaving and tertiary education.

 
EPALE celebrates World Health day by telling you everything about health literacy

07/04/2016

EPALE celebrates World Health day by telling you everything about health literacy

7 April is celebrated internationally as World Health Day – a day for raising awareness around various public health issues.

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04/04/2016

3rd and largest-ever U-Multirank university rankings published

The third and largest ever edition of the U-Multirank university ranking has been published today, providing a multi-dimensional overview of over 1,300 universities from more than 90 countries.

 
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01/04/2016

40% of Erasmus Mundus graduates in a full-time job in 2 months

The Erasmus Mundus programme gives students from the whole world the chance to study in two or more European countries at Masters level. What do graduates and students expect from Erasmus Mundus, and how does their study programme fulfil these expectations? Check out this year's Graduate Impact Survey . Photo: iStock

 
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31/03/2016

Education as a tool for the economic integration of migrants

A new report comissioned by the European Commission has been recently published on the role of education in the economic integration of migrants.

 
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29/03/2016

Transforming school education – conference discusses results of EU Working Group on Schools Policy

On 7-8 March a conference in Brussels discussed the results of the ET2020 Working Group on Schools Policy – an expert group of policymakers and stakeholders from more than 30 European countries. The Group’s work over the last two years had focused on identifying successful policy approaches to reducing early school leaving and to raising the quality of Initial Teacher Education.

 
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18/03/2016

Eurydice publishes an overview of education policy developments since the Paris Declaration

This leaflet provides you with a short overview of recent education policy developments in European countries related to the objectives of the Paris Declaration. 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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16/03/2016

German and Turkish schools work together to improve literacy

Schools and local government in Germany and Turkey worked together for three years to bring the joy of reading to hundreds of their most disadvantaged students.

 

16/03/2016

Vocational education and sailing: helping maritime professionals work overseas

With EU support, the TRECVET project successfully piloted a tool to compare qualifications for work on small commercial vessels awarded in different countries.

 
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16/03/2016

Education and radicalisation - the Paris Declaration one year on

One year after the adoption of the Paris Declaration on promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education, the Commission substantially enhanced its support to inclusive education. Photo: Meeting of Education Ministers in Paris, March 2015 (EU2015.LV)

 
Kick-off meeting for ET 2020 Working Groups

14/03/2016

Kick-off meeting for ET 2020 Working Groups

The first meeting of the new Education and Training 2020 Working Groups took place in Brussels on 22-23 February 2016. Working Groups develop exchanges of information and experience on issues common to the education and training systems of the Member States.

 

09/03/2016

New study on the diversity of the teaching profession in Europe

The European Commission has just published a new study on the diversity within the teaching profession with regard to migrant and/or minority background. Although data is limited, 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.

 

08/03/2016

Promoting gender studies in the EU's neighbours

We're using the occasion of International Women's Day to have a closer look at what Erasmus+ projects can do for gender issues. With Erasmus+ support, universities in 3 non-EU countries are developing gender studies programmes at Master's level.

 

08/03/2016

EPALE celebrates International Women’s Day

On average, women around the EU earn 16% less per hour than men. Women earn less over their lifetimes, have a lower employment rate and are more likely to be living in poverty. Adult learning has the power to change attitudes, to give confidence and to help to eliminate gender inequality. More European women are now involved with lifelong learning than men, with the overall number higher than five years ago, with fantastic projects happening all over the EU. We've gathered some of the best blogs and case studies celebrating women and their joy of learning right on EPALE.

 

26/02/2016

Study on foreign language proficiency and employability published

This study, commissioned by the European Commission’s department for jobs, social affairs and inclusion, highlights the link between foreign languages skills and employability in EU countries.

 

25/02/2016

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A big congratulations to the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) entrepreneurs and change makers who made it onto Forbes' 30 under 30 Europe list. Climate-KIC and KIC InnoEnergy are supporting five out of the thirty most promising young social entrepreneurs in Europe. The category celebrates people who are leveraging business tools to solve the world’s problems.

 
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22/02/2016

Eurydice publishes a new report on Entrepreneurship Education at School in Europe

This report provides the most recent information on strategies, curricula and learning outcomes, and also covers themes such as funding schemes and teacher education.

The analysis focuses on primary education, lower and general upper secondary education as well as school-based initial vocational education and training. Information covers 33 countries participating in the Eurydice network. In addition, national information sheets provide an overview of entrepreneurship education in each country. The reference year is 2014/15.

 
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19/02/2016

Jean Monnet in Ukraine: strengthening academic ties between the EU and its neighbours

Security cooperation, early-warning systems, NATO and crisis management: these were themes that dominated a highly-pertinent research conference in Kiev, Ukraine, in May 2014. Photo:Shutterstock.com / Anton Balazh

 
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18/02/2016

February focus on schools, diversity and inclusion

The School Education Gateway is focusing on diversity and inclusion this month and now has many articles and examples of good practice online. Photo: Shutterstock.com / wavebreakmedia

 
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11/02/2016

EU-backed researchers prove Einstein right on gravitational waves

Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellows detect gravitational waves, or ripples in the fabric of spacetime, caused by the collision of two black holes and confirm one of Einstein's key predictions in his theory of relativity. Photo: SSU / PO Aurore Simonnet

 

08/02/2016

Erasmus+ trainee masters Dutch with OLS languages courses

Anouk, a student from the Technical University of Köln, jumped from a basic knowledge of Dutch to fluency with the help of the OLS, the online language learning tool available to Erasmus+ participants.

 
Erasmus+

26/01/2016

Erasmus+: Providing more and better opportunities to support Europe's future generations

In its first year, Erasmus+, the bigger and more fit-for-purpose programme for education, training, youth and sport, is already living up to expectations.

 

20/01/2016

Hands-On ICT - helping teachers design digital learning tools

This EU-funded Massive Open Online course (MOOC) gives teachers the skills and knowledge to build their own online courses and modules.

 

20/01/2016

SigMath - improving job prospects with online maths learning

The Significant Maths for Adults project , which ran from 2012 to 2014, set out with a simple aim: to give adults a second chance to learn maths by harnessing the power of online learning.

 
European Institute of Innovation & Technology

14/01/2016

Calling food and manufacturing innovators! Countdown begins to the launch of new EIT innovation hubs

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is offering innovators from business, higher education and research the chance to join the expanding EIT Community.

The EIT is launching the 2016 Call for new Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) for the creation of two new KICs: EIT Food and EIT Manufacturing, to add to the five already up and running in the areas of climate, digital, energy, health and raw materials innovation.

 
National Sheets on Education Budgets in Europe

07/01/2016

Eurydice publishes a new report on Education Budgets in Europe for 2015

The Eurydice report on Education Budgets in Europe for 2015 provides the most recent data on planned education budgets by country. It makes it possible to identify changes in education budgets within a country between 2014 and 2015. National education budgets are presented by type of expenditure and education level. Information covers 26 EU Member States as well as other countries participating in the Eurydice network.

 

18/12/2015

ET 2020 Working Groups call for applications

The European Commission has launched a call for application for the selection of members of ET 2020 Working Groups as referred to in the Groups' mandatespdf(1.11 Mb)Elija traducciones del enlace precedente  .

 
Case study: project 'FORWARD' – empowering migrant women

16/12/2015

Case study: project 'FORWARD' – empowering migrant women

Mar Camarasa i Casals is the Research and Innovation Officer at a women’s foundation in Spain. Mar was involved in a project called 'FORWARD' whose aim was to promote the participation of migrant women in adult education.

 

09/12/2015

New study on Dropout and Completion in Higher Education in Europe published

Improving completion and reducing dropout rates (study success) in higher education are key concerns for higher education in Europe. This new study demonstrates that study success is measured differently across Europe and that policymakers at national and institutional levels apply different measures to improve completion and reduce dropout in higher education.

 

04/12/2015

Wunderbar! Learning German with Erasmus+ OLS language courses

Mariusz, an Erasmus+ participant from Poland, made great progress learning German with the help of the Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support (OLS).

 
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02/12/2015

France's BPCE bank joins the Erasmus+ Master Loan Scheme

Erasmus+ Master Loans for students, worth a total of 30 million EUR, will become available thanks to a new guarantee agreement signed on 1 December 2015 between the European Investment Fund and BPCE bank in France.

 

27/11/2015

Consultation on a renewed Modernisation Agenda for Higher Education now open

This consultation aims to collect views on Europe's current higher education systems and the priorities for change. The results will contribute to the review of  the "Agenda for the modernisation of Europe's higher education systems".

The consultation will be open until 29/02/2016.

 

26/11/2015

Boost your Erasmus+ experience with OLS language courses

Since its launch in 2014, the Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support has already benefited more than 270,000 Erasmus+ participants who used it to assess their language skills prior to their Erasmus+ experience and measure their progress upon return.

 

24/11/2015

Commission says that education is the best possible way to ensure inclusion, to give hope and a sense of belonging

The European Commission welcomed the launch of Education at a Glance 2015, the annual report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on the state of play and challenges faced by national education systems.

 
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23/11/2015

Eurydice publishes a new report: The Structure of the European Education Systems 2015/16: Schematic Diagrams

This report provides an overview of the structure of education systems in Europe for 2015/16. In total, 42 education systems are represented. Information covers the 28 EU countries as well as other countries participating in the Eurydice network.

For each country, diagrams show how the national education system is organised at five education levels: early childhood education and care, primary and secondary education programmes, post-secondary non-tertiary programmes, and the main programmes offered at tertiary level.

 
Radicalisation top of the agenda at Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council

20/11/2015

Radicalisation top of the agenda at Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council

European ministers are expected to adopt EU plans to increase social inclusion and help combat radicalisation through education and youth work. Photo: Botond Horvath / Shutterstock.com

 

20/11/2015

New resource - Entrepreneurship and Schools - on the School Education Gateway

A new resource giving advice and good practices for teaching entrepreneurship in schools is available on the School Education Gateway.

 
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12/11/2015

Education and Training Monitor published

This year's edition of the Education and Training Monitor was presented to the media on 12 November 2015, 12:00 (CET) by Tibor Navracsics, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, at a press conference in the European Commission's Berlaymont building, Brussels.

 
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28/10/2015

United States and European Commission Announce Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Grants

A new joint initiative will offer grants to further exchange between US and EU Citizens on innovation policy and technology. Photo: Shutterstock.com / JMiks

 

26/10/2015

Higher education mobilises to facilitate the integration of refugees

The European Commission has published a list of existing initiatives collected through an e-survey with the aim of providing inspiration to individuals and institutions interested in facilitating the integration of refugees in European universities.

 
Education, Training and Youth Forum

23/10/2015

Education, Training and Youth Forum

Read the proceedings and conclusions from Europe's key meeting of policymakers, stakeholders and organisations. Under discussion was how education, training and youth policies and programmes can help young people find jobs and gain skills, encourage social mobility and prevent violence.

 
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21/10/2015

Eurydice publishes its annual report on National Student Fee and Support Systems in European Higher Education for 2015/16

This annual report provides a comparative overview of student fees and financial support in higher education in Europe for 2015/16. It also includes individual country sheets outlining the main elements of national systems.

 
Education and Training Monitor 2015 is coming

15/10/2015

Education and Training Monitor 2015 is coming

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

 
Eurydice report on teachers' salaries

15/10/2015

Teachers' salaries in Europe report published

The report compares the salaries of teachers' and school heads' around Europe for 2014/15. Looking at all EU countries plus other members of Eurydice, the report contains country breakdowns and analysis of different aspects of teachers' pay (progression, gross, etc).

 
Say thank you for World Teachers' Day

02/10/2015

Say thank you for World Teachers' Day

Join the online Thunderclap campaign to show your appreciation to teachers around Europe and worldwide. Visit the School Education Gateway for tools, news, advice and initiatives aimed at teachers in Europe.

 
Eurydice publishes a new report on national tests in languages

25/09/2015

Eurydice publishes a new report on national tests in languages

This Eurydice report provides a comparative overview of the national tests in Europe assessing the language competences of secondary school students.

 
Back to school: Eurydice publishes the school and academic calendars for 2015/2016

07/09/2015

Back to school: Eurydice publishes the school and academic calendars for 2015/2016

Eurydice, the European-level network dedicated to analysing the structure and organisation of education across Europe, has published two new reports on school and academic calendars for 2015/2016. Photo: Shutterstock.com / luminaimages

 
European education and training cooperation: new priorities

01/09/2015

European education and training cooperation: new priorities

The European Commission has announced a sharpened set of priorities for European cooperation in education and training. Photo: Shutterstock.com / Matej Kastelic

 

24/08/2015

Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility: Results of First Selection Round 2015

National Agencies have completed the first round of the 2015 selection of projects that will organise international higher education mobility for almost 22,000 students and staff under Erasmus+. Photo: Shutterstock.com / Evgenii Bobrov

 

14/08/2015

First higher education capacity building projects selected

The European Commission selects 140 of the 515 applications for capacity building projects for a total of over €120 million.

 
New insights into European higher education from the European Tertiary Education Register

03/07/2015

New insights into European higher education from the European Tertiary Education Register

The second edition of the European Tertiary Education Register (ETER) was published on 3 July 2015. Photo: Shutterstock.com / Matej Kastelic

 
New publications on the teaching profession and teaching practices in Europe

25/06/2015

New publications on the teaching profession and teaching practices in Europe

Eurydice and CRELL have released reports on teaching in Europe and the European Commission has issued a policy note based on their findings. Photo: Shutterstock.com / wavebreakmedia

 
New Eurydice brief published

15/06/2015

New Eurydice brief published

Eurydice Brief: Early Leaving from Education and Training shows that collectively, member states are getting closer to the EU headline target: by 2020, the share of early leavers from education and training (aged 18-24) should be less than 10%.

 

12/06/2015

Second round of applications for International Credit Mobility

The second round of applications for International Credit Mobility is now open. As announced in May, most National Agencies are opening a second round of applications under the 2015 call for International Credit Mobility. Photo: Shutterstock.com / pkchai

 

11/06/2015

Erasmus+ Students and Alumni Association Launched

A new umbrella association, the Erasmus+ Students and Alumni Association (ESAA), has been created, to represent students from inside and outside Europe who take part in Erasmus+. Photo: Emka74 / Shutterstock.com

 

11/06/2015

Erasmus+ Master Loan Scheme launched with first bank in Spain

The scheme is now off the ground for students going to Spain to pursue a Master's course there, and Spanish students travelling abroad for a Master's course in Erasmus+ programme countries. The loans will be offered by the Spanish bank, Microbank. Photo: Shutterstock.com / Halfpoint

 
Education in a quality of life perspective

03/06/2015

Education in a quality of life perspective

A new EUROSTAT publication finds that education is a key factor in determining well-being, career satisfaction and over all life satisfaction.

 
Making the most of digital cultural heritage in education

27/05/2015

Making the most of digital cultural heritage in education

A set of recommendations regarding the use of digital cultural heritage in education and learning have been issued by policymakers from European Ministries of Education and Culture.

 
The schools in Europe not using films and audiovisual material to the full

26/05/2015

The schools in Europe not using films and audiovisual material to the full

A new EU study recommends including film literacy in school curricula, and promoting the establishment of general rules for licensing schemes, contributing to a wider use of films and other audiovisual content in European schools. Photo: Maksim Kabakov / Shutterstock.com

 
EAC publishes new call for Contract Agents

22/05/2015

EAC publishes new call for Contract Agents

DG EAC has published a call for Contract Agents for secretarial roles, as well as assistants for legal, communication, financial, policy and programme management support. The call closes on 04/06 at midday.

 
Launch of the European Youth Monitor

20/05/2015

Launch of the European Youth Monitor

The European Commission has published 41 statistical indicators on the state of young people in the European Union, including information on tertiary education attainment levels.

 
Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council held on 18-19 May

19/05/2015

Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council held on 18-19 May

Ministers from national governments discussed achievements and developments in the area of education and training as well as how to improve political participation among young people. The outcomes of the Council are available in full. Photo: Botond Horvath / Shutterstock.com

 
The Bologna Process: higher education reforms among participating countries still too uneven

12/05/2015

The Bologna Process: higher education reforms among participating countries still too uneven

On 13 May 2015, Education Ministers of the 47-country European Higher Education Area met in Yerevan for a two-day conference to discuss higher education systems, the Bologna process and student mobility.

 
Eurydice Brief on the Modernisation of Higher Education in Europe published

30/03/2015

Eurydice Brief on the Modernisation of Higher Education in Europe published

The brief draws on key findings from the recent report on the Modernisation of Higher Education in Europe: Access, retention and employability and covers higher education systems in 34 European countries.

 
International university ranking: U-Multirank continues to break new ground

30/03/2015

International university ranking: U-Multirank continues to break new ground

The second results from U-Multirank, the world's largest international university ranking, were published on 30 March 2015. U-Multirank covers more than 1,200 universities from over 80 countries.

 
Study published on the contribution of the alumni and diaspora to the Joint Africa-EU Strategy

26/03/2015

Study published on the contribution of the alumni and diaspora to the Joint Africa-EU Strategy

A recent study, commissioned by the European Commission, looks at how African alumni who have studied in the European Union contribute to the development of higher education in Africa. The study aims to understand the role of EU-supported programmes in the this process.

 
New call for studies supporting cooperation in education and youth published

26/03/2015

New call for studies supporting cooperation in education and youth published

The Commission has published a new call to support evidence-based policy making through studies in the fields of education, training, youth, research and innovation. Find out more about the call, which closes on 30 April, by visiting the call page on the website of DG EAC.

 
Education ministers meet in Paris: education in the aftermath of the Copenhagen and Paris attacks

17/03/2015

Education ministers meet in Paris: education in the aftermath of the Copenhagen and Paris attacks

Under discussion will be how education and training can best meet the challenges of social inclusion, radicalisation and citizenship so brutally manifested in recent terrorist attacks.

 
New Eurydice report on adult education and training published

10/02/2015

New Eurydice report on adult education and training published

Do all adults benefit equally from lifelong learning opportunities in Europe? What type of programmes exist for adults who do not have the skills or qualifications that match labour market and societal requirements? What do countries do to encourage adults to return to education and training? These are but some of the questions tackled in the new Eurydice report Adult Education and Training in Europe: Widening Access to Learning Opportunitiespdf.

 
New U-Multirank results on international orientation of higher education

09/02/2015

New U-Multirank results on international orientation of higher education

U-Multirank has published a new international orientation ranking for 237 U-Multirank higher education institutions.

 
Erasmus Mundus Graduate Impact Survey: 55% of graduates have jobs within two months of graduation

12/12/2014

Erasmus Mundus Graduate Impact Survey: 55% of graduates have jobs within two months of graduation

The Erasmus Mundus programme gives students from the whole world the chance to study in two or more European countries at Master's level. What do students and prospective students expect from a European masters programme, and how do Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses fulfil these expectations? Check out this year's Graduate Impact Survey.

 
Education and Youth Council: The social and economic benefits of education

12/12/2014

Education and Youth Council: The social and economic benefits of education

At the Education and Youth Council of 12 December, Education Ministers will discuss the socio-economic benefits of education and training and highlight the opportunities presented by the Commission's new €315 bn Investment Plan at a time when many countries have cut their education and training budgets.

 
Early leaving from education and training challenges individuals and our societies

21/11/2014

Early leaving from education and training challenges individuals and our societies

Time spent in education today is an investment for tomorrow says a new joint Eurydice/Cedefop reportpdf published this week. The report monitors developments across Europe and confirms that early leaving represents a complex challenge at individual, national and European levels.

 
Happy Birthday HEInnovate!

18/11/2014

Happy Birthday HEInnovate!

HEInnovate, the self-assessment tool for encouraging institutional change and innovation in higher education institutions, celebrates one year. The release of an updated version of the tool marks the occasion.

 
The Education and Training Monitor 2014 is out now

12/11/2014

The Education and Training Monitor 2014 is out now

The third annual Education and Training Monitor, published by the European Commission, charts the evolution of education and training systems across Europe.

 
Education and Culture policy makes major contribution to Commission Task Force on Northern Ireland

12/11/2014

Education and Culture policy makes major contribution to Commission Task Force on Northern Ireland

The report, 'Northern Ireland in Europe'pdf, released early November represents a stock-taking of the results of the Northern Ireland Task Force in different policy fields. On education and training the region is encouraged to take "a more active participation in the Erasmus+ programme ... as an inspiration for innovative solutions and transnational cooperation".

 
Juncker Commission takes office

03/11/2014

Juncker Commission takes office

On 1 November 2014 the Juncker Commission officially started its term of office, which will run until 31 October 2019. Mr Tibor Navracsics is the new Commissioner in charge of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.

 
Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees open for applications

29/10/2014

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees open for applications

116 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees are now inviting applications for scholarships for programmes starting in September 2015.

Check out the full list of opportunities, and visit a master programme's website for more information on its application requirements and timing.

 
Meet Poppy, the open-source, 3D-printed robot set to inspire innovation in classrooms

28/10/2014

Meet Poppy, the open-source, 3D-printed robot set to inspire innovation in classrooms

Meet Poppy, the first completely open-source, 3D printed, humanoid robot. Poppy is a robot that anybody can build and program. That means it's not just a tool for scientists and engineers: the team of developers aims to make it part of vocational training in schools, giving students the opportunity to experiment. Photo: @Inria, H. Raguet

 
El Grupo de Alto Nivel de la UE pide una financiación específica para impulsar el uso de las nuevas tecnologías en la enseñanza superior

22/10/2014

El Grupo de Alto Nivel de la UE pide una financiación específica para impulsar el uso de las nuevas tecnologías en la enseñanza superior

El Grupo de Alto Nivel de la Unión Europea sobre la Modernización de la Enseñanza Superior publica hoy su informepdfElija traducciones del enlace precedente  sobre nuevos modos de aprender y de enseñar en las universidades. El Grupo, presidido por Mary McAleese, expresidenta de Irlanda, formula quince recomendaciones que subrayan la necesidad de orientar mejor los recursos destinados a promover el desarrollo y el uso de métodos más flexibles de enseñanza y aprendizaje digitales en la enseñanza superior.

 
En Europa las tasas y las becas para estudiantes presentan grandes diferencias de un país a otro

17/10/2014

En Europa las tasas y las becas para estudiantes presentan grandes diferencias de un país a otro

Según un informepdf publicado hoy por la red Eurydice de la Comisión Europea, los niveles de las tasas académicas, las becas y los préstamos para estudiantes siguen presentando grandes diferencias en Europa.

 
Erasmus+ Programme Guide

06/10/2014

New Erasmus+ Call and Programme Guide Published

The Erasmus+ Programme Guide for the 2015 General Call for Proposals was published in English on 06/10/2014, with further language versions to follow at the end of October.

The Programme Guide provides detailed conditions for participating in the call for proposals, as well as information on the priorities for funding. It constitutes an integral part of the call for proposals.

 
Teachers' salaries start to increase in Europe

03/10/2014

Teachers' salaries start to increase in Europe

In 2013/2014, teachers saw their salaries increase in 16 European countries (BE, DK, DE, EE, FR, HR, LU, HU, MT, AT, SK, FI, UK, NO, MK, TR) compared with the previous school year, according to a Eurydice report carried out for the European Commission.

 
Next steps for the European Alliance for Apprenticeships

03/10/2014

Next steps for the European Alliance for Apprenticeships

On 24 September, the European Commission gathered some 50 stakeholders in Brussels to take stock of progress and achievements in the European Alliance for Apprenticeships, and discuss next steps in order strengthen this initiative.

 
Strengthening VET-business cooperation

03/10/2014

Strengthening VET-business cooperation

VET schools and companies should work closer together. On 23-24 September, 340 stakeholders gathered at the European Business Forum on Vocational Training to discuss how to get there.

 
Horizon Report image

02/10/2014

Horizon Report urges schools to tackle "wicked" digital skills challenge

The first-ever Horizon Report Europe: 2014 Schools edition outlines the trends and technological developments that are likely to have an impact on education over the next five years and highlights the need to address low digital skills among school pupils and better use of information and communication technologies in teacher training.

 
A boost for quality assurance in African higher education

01/10/2014

A boost for quality assurance in African higher education

The 6th International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Africa, held in Bujumbura, Burundi 15-19 September, ended in a spirit of optimism. Although the quality of higher education in Africa is under severe pressure, mostly due to massively increased enrolments, many developments are underway that seem to be helping the continent onto the right track.

 
Jean Monnet Conference 2014: what's next for European Union studies?

30/09/2014

Jean Monnet Conference 2014: what's next for European Union studies?

The future of EU studies is the focus of this year's annual Jean Monnet Conference, which takes place in Brussels on 1 and 2 October.

 
Candidate commissioners' hearings at the European Parliament

29/09/2014

Candidate commissioners' hearings at the European Parliament

Hearings of the Commissioners-designate will take place at the European Parliament from 29 September to 7 October. Mr Tibor Navracsics, the nominee for the portfolio on education, culture, youth and citizenship, will appear in the Committee on Culture and Education on Wednesday, 1 October (18:00-21:00). Follow the hearing live on the European Parliament's website.

 
Fly me to the moon: 300 cities set for European Researchers' Night

25/09/2014

Fly me to the moon: 300 cities set for European Researchers' Night

Destination moon - commencing countdown, engines on! If you have ever wondered what it's like to be a space astronaut or a forensic scientist helping to crack a murder mystery, then don't miss the annual European Researchers' Night on 26 September.

 
Opening up Education 1 year anniversary

25/09/2014

Opening up Education 1 year anniversary

The Opening up Education initiative and the Open Education Europa portal look back on a successful first year. To mark the anniversary a new MOOCs Scoreboard and other web features have been released to give better access to Open Educational Resources and innovative ways of teaching and learning.

 
#ErasmusPlusChat 24 September

22/09/2014

#ErasmusPlusChat 24 September

What is the plus in Erasmus+? On Wednesday 24 September, 14.00-15.00 CET, experts on the EU program for education, training, youth and sport participate in a chat on the Facebook page of Erasmus+.

 
 Erasmus Impact Study confirms EU student exchange scheme boosts employability and job mobility

22/09/2014

Erasmus Impact Study confirms EU student exchange scheme boosts employability and job mobility

Young people who study or train abroad not only gain knowledge in specific disciplines, but also strengthen key transversal skills which are highly valued by employers.

 
Commission says OECD findings confirm importance of investment in education for EU growth and jobs

09/09/2014

Commission says OECD findings confirm importance of investment in education for EU growth and jobs

The European Commission welcomes the launch today of Education at a Glance 2014, the annual report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on the state of play and challenges faced by national education systems. 

 
Education at a glance 2014

09/09/2014

Education at a glance 2014

The European Commission welcomed the launch of Education at a Glance 2014, the annual report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on the state of play and challenges faced by national education systems.

 
EU and Mongolia celebrate 25th anniversary of cooperation

05/09/2014

EU and Mongolia celebrate 25th anniversary of cooperation

Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will pay an official visit to Mongolia from 7 to 9 September.

 
Vassiliou and Liu Yandong to hold talks over EU-China cooperation for education, culture and women's rights

04/09/2014

Vassiliou and Liu Yandong to hold talks over EU-China cooperation for education, culture and women's rights

The European Union and China plan to work more closely together in education, culture and youth policy as well as new areas including gender equality and efforts to address violence against women.

 
Xavier Prats Monné – New Director-General of DG Education and Culture

01/08/2014

Xavier Prats Monné – New Director-General of DG Education and Culture

Xavier Prats Monné is the new Director-General of DG Education and Culture as of 1 August 2014.

 
Vassiliou urges Education Ministers to help kids crack the code

29/07/2014

Vassiliou urges Education Ministers to help kids crack the code

European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou has written a letterpdf to EU Education Ministers urging them to ensure that children have the opportunity to develop basic computer coding skills in school.

 
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.

 
Supporting SMEs on apprenticeships

27/06/2014

Supporting SMEs on apprenticeships

On 26-27 June 2014, the ET2020 Working Group on VET met at the 'Campus des Métiers et de l'Entreprise' outside Paris to study and discuss ways to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to engage in apprenticeships. Building on the discussions, a policy guidance framework will be developed.

 
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(1.56 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.

 
Apprenticeships under the microscope in Lithuania and Malta

03/06/2014

Apprenticeships under the microscope in Lithuania and Malta

A new Cedefop project, which will look into the apprenticeship systems of Lithuania and Malta, has been launched.

 
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.

 
 

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