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Category Archives: Investing in education

Financing Education 2030

“The fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 4) is an opportunity the world cannot afford to miss. 75 million children are denied their right to a high-quality education due to crises and 250 million children are not learning basic skills in numeracy and literacy. Achieving inclusive and quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030 will require all hands on deck.” Read UNESCO’s IIIEP Letter on Financing Education 2030.

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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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ETUCE Survey Reports ring an alarm bell on the state of funding in education

The ETUCE has published 2 new Survey Reports on the “State of Funding in Education, Teachers’ working conditions and Trade union actions, Social dialogue and Collective bargaining” in Central and Eastern European countriesand in Western European countries. The 2 Reports are a comprehensive ‘state of play’ which combines the outcomes of eight years of economic crisis and fiscal consolidation measures on public finance of education systems, teachers’ working conditions, the role of teacher unions, and the major trends […]

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Public Consultation on the Revision of the EU Budget Financial Regulation

This consultation seeks stakeholder views of a revision of the financial rules applicable to the EU budget. The objectives of this revision are: a simpler regulatory and financial set up, additional synergies and flexibility for budget implementation and a clear accountability framework. All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Input is particularly sought from recipients and beneficiaries of EU funding and the entrusted entities and partners with whom the Commission works through the current indirect management mode. The […]

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Education and Training Monitor

The Education and Training Monitor is an annual series that captures the evolution of Europe’s education and training systems by bringing together a wide array of evidence in one digestible report. The Education and Training Monitor 2015 puts the spotlight on education priorities most in need of investment and identifies policies that help improve the inclusiveness, quality and relevance of Europe’s education and training systems.

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Investment Plan for Europe and ESF

The Juncker Commission’s top priority is to get Europe growing again and to increase the number of jobs without creating new debt. The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) – the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe – and European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) both play a crucial role in creating jobs and growth. A brochure published today is designed to help local authorities and project promoters make full use of the opportunities of […]

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Efficient and equitable funding of education

Tue 9 December, 15:00-18:00 // European Economic and Social Committee, Citizens’ Auditorium (Room REM-1), Rue Belliard 93, Brussels 
There has been a growing support for long-term investment in education and training from the EU, stakeholders and citizens. However, although our socio-economic models rely heavily on quality education, budgets are shrinking in most EU Member States. There is a clear lack of coherence between the call for sustainable investment in growth-friendly areas, such as education, and the call for austerity measures, which damages […]

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