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, released on 6 December, and the EU’s own Skills Agenda adopted in June show there are still areas where education needs to perform better, including the high proportion of pupils with low basics skills in reading, maths and science, mixed results in terms of the employability of graduates or inequality in access to good education for all students, including those living in remote areas.