Integrating migrants and refugees

Education plays a crucial role in helping migrants and refugees settle in new countries.

Promoting inclusion and fundamental values

The European Commission has called for the education sector to promote inclusion and fundamental values.

Early childhood education

The European Commission has set out the priorities for early childhood education and care with the aim of improving access and the quality of services.

Early school leaving

Early school leaving is linked to unemployment, social exclusion, poverty and poor health.

Higher education attainment

EU countries have set out targets for attainment of higher education.

Adult learning

Adult learning is a vital part of the European Commission's lifelong learning policy.

Quality assurance in vocational education and training

The EQAVET framework aims to improve quality and cooperation among vocational education systems in the EU.

Standards of teaching and teacher education

The EU works with national education systems to improve standards of teaching.

Quality of higher education

The European Commission supports EU higher education institutions in modernising education programmes.

Recognition of skills and qualifications

The EU supports the recognition of skills and qualifications to make it easier to study and work anywhere in Europe.

Learning mobility

The EU promotes cross-border exchanges, harmonisation and cooperation for higher education.

Funding and organisation of higher education

The EU helps EU countries develop models of governance and funding in higher education.

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

The EIT is the European Union’s initiative to support innovation.

University business cooperation

The European Commission supports cooperation between higher education and business through a series of initiatives at the European level.


The EU offers a platform for governments and multiple stakeholders to work together on improving apprenticeships.


The EU has initiatives to help Europeans get access to good quality traineeships.