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Main results of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council

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Culture, education and youth

Ministers assessed the achievements of European cooperation in the field of education and training ("ET 2020"), and discussed its future development in preparation for the mid-term stocktaking and the 2015 Joint Report.


Council addresses entrepreneurship in education and training

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Culture, education and youth

At a meeting of the education, youth, culture and sport Council, ministers adopted conclusions on entrepreneurship in education and training. These conclusions highlight that entrepreneurship requires the development of a series of competences, which should be addressed at all levels of education and training. 


Council addresses European audiovisual policy in the digital era

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Culture, education and youth

At its meeting in Brussels, the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council adopted conclusions on European audiovisual policy in the digital era. 


Horizon Report urges schools to tackle 'wicked' digital skills challenge Choose translations of the previous link 

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Culture, education and youth, Science and technology

Low digital skills and competences among school pupils and the need to integrate effective use of information and communication technologies into teacher training are among the most pressing challenges faced by European school education today, according to a report.


Erasmus Impact Study confirms EU student exchange scheme boosts employability and job mobility Choose translations of the previous link 

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Culture, education and youth, Employment and social rights

A new study on the impact of the European Union's Erasmus student exchange programme shows that graduates with international experience fare much better on the job market.


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

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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.


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


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.


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Commission proposes standards to improve quality of traineeships


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.


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Commission adopts new film support rules


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.


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Survey on adult skills highlights need to improve education and training


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.


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


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.


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European higher education in the world


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.