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Skills Matter

In the wake of the technological revolution that began in the last decades of the 20th century, labour market demand for information-processing and other high-level cognitive and interpersonal skills is growing substantially. Read the study.

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Europe 2020 Strategy: Positive Developments since 2008

The Europe 2020 strategy, adopted by the European Council in June 2010, aims at establishing a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy with high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion. The key objectives of the strategy are expressed in the form of targets in five areas: employment, research & development (R&D), climate change & energy, education and poverty reduction, to be reached by 2020. These have been translated into national targets in order to reflect the situation and possibilities of […]

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Slovakian Presidency of the Council of the EU: what priorities in education?

On 1 July 2016, the Slovak Republic took over from the Netherlands in thePresidency of the Council of the EU. The Programme of the Slovak Predidency is based on four priorities: an economically strong Europe, a modern single market, a sustainable migration and asylum policies and a globally engaged Europe. In the education sector, the priorities of the Slovak Presidency follow the objectives of the New Skills Agenda for Europe. As regards the negotiations on […]

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The LLLPlatform welcomes the adoption of the New Skills Agenda for Europe

On 10 June, European Commissioners Thyssen and Katainen announced the adoption of a new and comprehensive Skills Agenda for Europe, officially launched on 20 June in Brussels. The aim of this new policy framework is to ensure that the right training, skills and support is available to European Union citizens and to equip them for good-quality jobs and help them fulfil their potential as confident, active citizens. It will ultimately boost employability, competitiveness and growth in Europe. The LLLPlatform would also […]

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LLLP Guidebook to EU Decision-Making in Education

All you need to understand the decision-making process in the European Union on the topic of Education and Training is right here! European integration appears sometimes technocratic, in the hands of distant institutions, which are asked to manage macroeconomic policies which benefits are not always immediately clear to the general public. The LLL-P Guidebook is a concrete tool to empower educators and learners over Europe to have their say in their future. The Lifelong Learning Platform strongly believes in […]

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Tackling Early Leaving from Education in Europe

Young people who leave education and training early are often both socially and economically disadvantaged compared to those who stay on and gain the necessary qualifications to help them succeed in life. It is clear that early leaving represents a complex challenge at individual, national and European levels. This joint Eurydice / Cedefop report report looks at the subject from different angles, providing an overview of some of the main issues involved. It highlights the high costs for society of students leaving education and training early as well […]

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European Toolkit for Schools Promoting inclusive education and tackling early school leaving

A school is one institution that can tackle early school leaving, but it cannot work in isolation; this is a key message from the European Commission’s ET2020 Working Group on School Policy. Following two years of work with government representatives and experts from across Europe, and at a time when many countries are still some way from reaching the ET2020 target of reducing early school leaving to below 10%, a new set of policy messages stresses that a whole school […]

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