Helsinki, 8 November 2019 – Upon the initiative of the current Finnish Presidency, and for the first time, the Council of education ministers (EYCS) and the Council of finance ministers (ECOFIN) convened together in a joint meeting. A symbolic merging of two spheres, the event was titled ‘A strong economic base for Europe: pursuing effectiveness, efficiency and quality of education and training’. The Lifelong Learning Platform welcomes such a meeting, an invaluable opportunity to raise awareness on the importance of investing in education in its holistic definition and as a public good. The Council on ECYS also approved resolutions on further developing the European Education Area and on the key role of lifelong learning policies in support of inclusive and sustainable growth.
Press Release – Education and Finance Ministers meet in a first-ever joint meeting to discuss investment in education: will funding match the high expectations for education and training?
Education as a public good Erasmus+ EU2020 News - 8th November 2019