The Commission's green paper on migration and EU education systems
(2008) and a consultation report
[143 KB] and stakeholder conference
[60 KB] (2009) confirm the common challenges facing EU countries and the importance of European cooperation in the field. The policy guidelines on the education of children with a migrant background
- adopted on 26 November 2009 by the EU education ministers, and officially referred to as “Council conclusions" - identify policies for teaching the host country language to non-native speakers and various ways of supporting migrants in preserving mother tongues. They also recommend regular training for teachers and school leaders on intercultural competences and skills.