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The “Education and Training 2020” work programme (ET2020) was adopted in May 2009. In line with the Europe 2020 growth strategy and building on the previous work programme ET2010, ET2020 defines the long-term strategic objectives of EU education and training policies: making lifelong learning and mobility a reality; improving the quality and efficiency of education and training; promoting equity, social cohesion and active citizenship; enhancing creativity and innovation, including entrepreneurship, at all levels of education and training.ET2020-bechm The Lifelong Learning Platform closely follows the implementation of this work programme, notably during the European Education, Training and Youh Forum organised by the European Commission. It also participates in the ET2020 Thematic Working Groups run by DG EAC and DG EMPL. To better understand the processes of the ET2020 have a look at our LLL-P Guidebook in education. It contains up-to-date and relevant information for you!


  • Modernising Education in Europe: Assessment and Next Steps

    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, […]

  • Education and Training Monitor 2016

    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.

  • Structural Indicators for Monitoring Education and Training Systems in Europe 2016

    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.

  • Investment in education and a lifelong learning approach: The only way to reach ET2020 targets

    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 […]

  • Developing skills foresights, scenarios and forecasts

    This volume aims to support setting up skills forecasting systems at national level by means of quantitative and/or qualitative approaches.

  • 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.

  • Does good evidence make good education policy?

    In recent decades there has been a strong move towards evidence-based policy making in the public sector. Few education policy-makers today would dare to introduce a reform that is not backed up by data and research evidence. But what is the nature of evidence being used, and can we rely on it to make better policy?
    Read the Eurydice focus on educational evidence and policy.

  • 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 […]

  • LLL-P 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 […]

  • 2015: European Education, Training and Youth Forum

    The 2015 European Education, Training and Youth Forum took place on 19-20 October 2015 in Brussels. It focused on the planned adoption in 2015 of Joint Council-Commission Reports on the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020), and on the renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field.
    The Commission proposals for both Reports will form the basis of the discussions at the Forum, providing a follow-up to the 2014 Forum where stakeholders made a structured […]

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