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Back to school – Learning throughout your life

Everything you always wanted to know about our education in the EU Continue reading

Vocational students [What Europe does for you]

If you are studying on a vocational or professional track, your talents are key to a strong economy and the EU wants to help you develop your skills. The EU invests in improving awareness, creating opportunities, and supporting those in charge to provide the best quality and most relevant training possible. Continue reading

‘Erasmus+’: the Union programme for education, training, youth and sport

Young people want to know more about Erasmus+ and are asking for information on mobility opportunities so that they can enhance their skills and improve their job prospects. They frequently pose questions to the European Parliament to find out what support the EU provides for youth training and education. Legal framework Articles 165 and 166 … Continue reading

EU support for education: Improving young people’s chances on the job market

Written by Christian Salm and Cornelia Klugman, The EU’s ERASMUS+ programme is investing €14.7 billion in education (2014-2019). ERASMUS+ will enable 4 million young Europeans to study or learn abroad. Experience abroad increases young people’s chances on the job market and reduces their risk of unemployment. Support for education, training and youth in Europe School … Continue reading

Revision of the Europass framework [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Monika Kiss (2nd edition), With more than 60 million CVs created, the Europass framework is the best known European initiative for documenting skills, qualifications and professional experience. Despite having undergone several improvements since its launch, major challenges remain regarding its tools and services due to recent technical, educational and labour market developments. The … Continue reading

Recognition of professional qualifications

This keysource aims at giving an overview of how Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications has been implemented but also highlighting the important issue of extending the scope of the system to more professions. There are three avenues for the mutual recognition of qualifications in the EU: automatic recognition , the general system … Continue reading

Teacher education in Europe

Teachers are vital for young people to develop their talents and acquire the knowledge and skills they need in a rapidly changing world. Continued teacher education which allows teachers to cope with these challenges is thus of high importance. Despite the fact that there more than 28 different teacher training systems in place across the … Continue reading

Une garantie européenne pour la jeunesse: Favoriser l’insertion sur le marché du travail

Avec plus d’un jeune européen sur cinq au chômage, l’Union européenne (UE) a fait de l’insertion de sa jeunesse une priorité. Pour venir en aide aux 15-24 ans en difficulté, la mise en place d’une “garantie pour la jeunesse” constitue un nouveau dispositif phare. Via ce dispositif entré en vigueur en 2014, les Etats membres … Continue reading

Youth Employment: Mobility of young workers

With almost 6 million jobless young people in the EU, policymakers are under pressure to find solutions to combat high youth unemployment. Whilst Youth Guarantees have been widely discussed and are currently being developed in many Member States, mobility – another strand of the European Commission’s (EC) Youth Employment Package – has received much less attention. … Continue reading

NEETs: Young people not in employment, education or training

With youth unemployment in the EU reaching record highs, NEETs are increasingly moving to the centre of EU policymakers’ attention. NEETs are young people who are not in employment, education or training. In 2011, some 14 million young Europeans aged 15 to 29 were affected,according to according to a report by Eurofound, the European Foundation … Continue reading

Learning and skills – Can they better match employer needs?

The publication last month of OECD’s first skills survey of adults aged 16-65 emphasised critical weaknesses in the European labour force in the areas of literacy, numeracy and digital skills. As the EP Committee for Culture & Education meets this week to vote on the agreement reached with the Council on Erasmus+, we focus on … 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

European cooperation in Vocational Education and Training (Europe 2020 strategy)

Vocational education and training (VET) has been an essential part of EU policy since the very establishment of the European Community. Vocational education and training  has a key economic function in up-skilling and integrating young people into the labour market and in providing high quality technical skills. It is also a crucial element of the EU … Continue reading

Young Farmers in the European Union

This document explores some of the major trends of the agricultural sec­tor and its role in the economy of the European Union in comparison with other major actors in the world. In particular, it focuses on the position of young farmers in the EU. It looks at some of the indicators established in the Common … Continue reading

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