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New international university ranking: Commission welcomes launch of U-MultirankChoose translations of the previous link 

Androulla Vassiliou © EU

13/05/2014

Culture, education and youth

U-Multirank, which assesses the performance of more than 850 higher education institutions worldwide, breaks new ground by producing multi-dimensional listings rating universities on a much wider range of factors than existing international rankings.

 

Ms. Androulla Vassiliou and Mr Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos © EU

Council discusses education: investing in skills

24/02/2014

Culture, education and youth

In support of the 2014 European Semester, EU education ministers adopted conclusions on efficient and innovative education and training to invest in skills.

 

Dacian CioloĊŸ © EUChoose translations of the previous link 

Commission proposes to combine and reinforce existing school milk and school fruit schemes

30/01/2014

Culture, education and youth, Environment, consumers and health

In a context of declining consumption among children for these products, the aim is to address poor nutrition more effectively, to reinforce the educational elements of the programmes and to contribute to fight against obesity.

 

László Andor © EUChoose translations of the previous link 

Commission proposes standards to improve quality of traineeships

04/12/2013

Culture, education and youth, Employment and social rights

The proposal for a Council Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships would in particular call on Member States to ensure that national law or practice respects the principles set out in the guidelines, and to adapt their legislation where necessary.

 

Teacher and students in classroom © EU

ERASMUS+ to fund over 4 million young people to train or study abroad in the EU

19/11/2013

Culture, education and youth

The EU’s new Erasmus+ programme, which will fund grants for students, teachers, trainers and apprentices to study abroad in the EU, was approved by the European Parliament.

 

Film reels and two people in background © EUChoose translations of the previous link 

Commission adopts new film support rules

14/11/2013

Culture, education and youth, Economy, finance, tax and competition

The new Cinema Communication allows aid for a wider scope of activities, highlights Member States' discretion in defining cultural activities worthy of support, introduces the possibility to give more aid to cross-border productions and promotes film heritage.

 

Young people talking and looking at laptop © EUChoose translations of the previous link 

Survey on adult skills highlights need to improve education and training

08/10/2013

Culture, education and youth

One in five adults in Europe have low literacy and numeracy skills, and even a university degree in the same subject is no guarantee of the same level of skills in different countries, according to the first comprehensive international Survey of Adult Skills published by the OECD and European Commission.

 

Students talking and looking at laptop © EUChoose translations of the previous link 

Commission launches 'Opening up Education' to boost innovation and digital skills in schools and universities

25/09/2013

Culture, education and youth

The European Commission unveils 'Opening up Education', an action plan to tackle this and other digital problems which are hampering schools and universities from delivering high quality education and the digital skills which 90% of jobs will require by 2020.

 

Students in classroom © EUChoose translations of the previous link 

European higher education in the world

11/07/2013

Culture, education and youth

The European Commission launches a new strategy, 'European higher education in the world', aiming to ensure European graduates gain the international skills they need to work anywhere in the world and that Europe remains the most attractive destination for international students.