On 15 March, the EPSCO Council adopted a recommendation on a framework for quality and effective apprenticeships which is said to help young people to enter the world of work.
The recommendation encourages the development of a highly skilled and qualified workforce which is responsive to the needs of the labour market. By applying common criteria for the quality and effectiveness of apprenticeships, member states will be better able to develop and promote their national apprenticeship schemes.
The recommendation foresees […]
Today, the European Commission followed-up its November Communication on “Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture” with a new package of measures aimed at strengthening key competences, digital skills and the European dimension of teaching.
The package consists of three initiatives:
The first discussions on the Europass Framework revision by the CULT Committee in the European Parliament took place on 27 February. Despite having undergone several improvements since its launch, the Europass framework still faces major challenges regarding its tools and services due to recent technical, educational and labour market developments. The European Commission’s proposal would revise the Europass tools (and repeal Decision 2241/2004/EC). The objective is to ensure the realisation of the tools’ full potential and to update […]
On 22 February, the EU Commission launched a public consultation on revision of the 2006 Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning, such as planned within the New Skills Agenda for Europe. The consultation will be running until 19 May 2017. The objective of the consultation is to gather input for informed changes to the 2006 Key Competences Framework. The consultation aims to gather inputs on the strengths and weaknesses in use of the 2006 Key Competences Framework; […]
On 7 December 2016, the European Commission adopted a Communication setting out its vision for ensuring a high quality education for all. The Communication on improving and modernising education emphasises the strategic of importance of education in the EU. Investing in education represents society investing in its people and its future. The Commission recognises the achievements and progress of education and training systems across the EU in recent years. At the same time, the latest results of the OECD PISA survey, […]
This year’s Education and Training Monitor explores societal challenges, addresses migration and demography, analyses the key competences that education should help develop, the progress made in raising educational outcomes (reducing early school leaving and underachievement and increasing tertiary educational attainment) at EU and Member States levels.
This report, containing indicators in key policy developments (early childhood education and care, basic skills, early school leaving, higher education and graduate employability…) provides background and complementary information to the European Commission’s Education and Training Monitor 2016.
On 8 November, the LLLPlatform published a press release in reaction to the newly launched Education and Training Monitor 2016.
Press release: Education and Training Monitor 2016 – Investment in education and a lifelong learning approach: The only way to reach ET2020 targets The Lifelong Learning Platform welcomes the 2016 Education and Training Monitor published by the EU Commission on 7 November. This 2016 report highlights the persistent challenges Europe has been facing for years, such as […]
The European Commission has launched a new consultation on the European Pillar of Social Rights. This consultation process has three main aims: 1/ Assess the present EU social “acquis”: Which existing rights are practiced and remain relevant for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges? Should we consider new ways to deliver on these rights?; 2/ Reflect on new trends in work patterns and societies: What is the impact of new technologies, demographic trends and other factors on our working life and […]
As part of the “New Skills Agenda for Europe” policy implementation, the European Commission adopted on 4 October a proposal to revise the Europass Decision. With this revision, the Commission aims to simplify and modernise these tools for the digital age and to add a new feature using big data to map and anticipate labour market trends and skills needs. The new Europass Framework will build upon this successful formula with easy to use tools to help people identify and communicate their […]