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EP-EUI Policy Roundtable – Higher Education in the EU: Stocktaking and challenges

Written by Denise Chircop, On 1 December the European Parliament library hosted a round-table with the participation of MEP Martina Dlabajová, Vice-Chair on the Committee on Budgetary Control and rapporteur of EP initiative report on ‘Creating a competitive EU labour market for the 21st century: matching skills and qualification with demand and job opportunities, as … Continue reading

Education in the European Union [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski, In the European Union, education policy is the responsibility of Member States, but EU institutions play an important supporting role. Erasmus+ is the fund for EU initiatives in education and vocational training, such as mobility of individuals, the development of partnerships and alliances, and policy innovations. Acknowledging the importance of education … Continue reading

Higher education in the EU: Approaches, issues and trends

Written by Ivana Katsarova The performance and quality of higher education has become a vital sign of a country’s capacity to foster its future economic development. The race for talent is currently open on a global scale. In spite of the fact that the United States is still the global leader with 17% of international … Continue reading

Technology and the future of education

To educate children in a way that will allow them to solve the problems of the future, we must make creativity a value encouraged by our education system. This was the central conclusion of the STOA workshop on 8 April 2014, ‘New learning and teaching technology options’. Written by Hannah O’Kane, STOA trainee    STOA, … Continue reading

University ranking and U-multirank

What is U-Multirank? U-Multirank stands for “multi-dimensional ranking of higher education institutions”. U-Multirank is based on a proposal in the Commission Communication on modernisation of Europe’s higher education systems (COM (2011) 567 final) [1] (accompanied by Staff Working Document (SEC (2011) 1063 final), p. 5-6) and is implemented by a consortium of research organisations – … Continue reading

Digital opportunities for education in the EU

To read the long version of the EPRS Briefing go to: New global interactive strategies for teaching and learning The world of education is currently undergoing massive transformation as a result of the digital revolution. In the European Union (EU), children become active online from the age of 7, and 76% of EU households have … Continue reading

Are universities fostering graduate employability?

EU faces a paradox: the youth employment rate stands at 23% while there are around 2 million unfilled vacancies across Europe, and a high number of employers cannot find the right mix of skills in the job market, especially with regard to e-skills. Many employers hold the inability of the educational system to provide work-related … Continue reading

School Programmes in the area of Agriculture

There are currently two voluntary school programmes in the area of agriculture specifically targeting children in schools. The European School Milk Scheme provides school children with dairy products and the European School Fruit Scheme provides school children the distribution of fruit and vegetables. These schemes do not only have a nutritional character but also an … Continue reading

University ranking and U-multirank

What is U-Multirank? U-Multirank stands for “multi-dimensional ranking of higher education institutions”. U-Multirank is based on a proposal in the Commission Communication on modernisation of Europe’s higher education systems (COM (2011) 567 final)  [1] (accompanied by Staff Working Document (SEC (2011) 1063 final), p. 5-6) and is implemented by a consortium of research organisations – CHERPA … Continue reading

State of play of the European Qualifications Framework implementation

The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council on 23 April 2008 (OJ C 111, 6.5.2008, p. 1–7). The EQF encourages countries to relate their qualifications systems or frameworks to the EQF by 2010 and to ensure that all new qualifications issued from 2012 carry a reference to the … Continue reading

Open Education: OER, OCW and MOOCs

Updated 17.1.2014. The potential of ICT for modernisation of education and training has become a key priority for the European Union. In its  Communication on Opening Up Education (procedure 2013/2182(INI), press release 25.9.13), the European Commission proposes actions at EU and national levels to “support the development and availability of Open Educational Resources (OER)” in education and … Continue reading

Internationalisation of Higher Education

Globalisation and technological development have an important influence on higher education. On its second page the European Commission’s communication on “European higher education in the world” (COM (2013) 499 final) while quoting from a 2008 OECD study (Higher Education to 2030, Volume 1, Demography) shows that over the next twenty years the demand for Higher Education … Continue reading

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