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The European Commission presented today an initiative under the Erasmus+ programme which further supports learning and mobility of young Europeans.
The European Commission published new figures showing that the EU's education and training programme, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, is more successful and open than ever.
Today, the European Commission publishes its third EU Citizenship Report taking stock of progress since 2014 and further presenting actions to ensure citizens can fully enjoy their rights when working, travelling, studying or participating in elections.
The European Commission is today launching the European Solidarity Corps, just two months after President Juncker announced it and as a first deliverable of the priorities for action identified in the Bratislava Roadmap.
The Council adopted a resolution on a New Skills Agenda, which highlights the main aspects that will guide Council work in this field, in response to the Commission's communication on the strategic importance of skills for sustaining jobs, growth and competitiveness.
The European Commission adopted a Communication that highlights the main achievements of the Youth Guarantee and Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) since their launch in 2013.
Delivering on its European Agenda on Security, the European Commission is today presenting further steps to support Member States in preventing and countering violent radicalisation leading to terrorism.
The Commission has adopted today a new and comprehensive Skills Agenda for Europe. The aim is to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills from early on in life and to make the most of Europe’s human capital, which will ultimately boost employability, competitiveness and growth in Europe.
The strategy adopted today is in line with the Commission's priority to make the EU a stronger global actor. Culture can play a crucial role in strengthening international partnerships.
Ministers had a first exchange of views on the recent Commission proposal for a revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMS). The AVMS regulates the free circulation of audiovisual works, combining jurisdiction in the country of origin with (minimum) protection of general interests throughout the EU.
Harmonised EU entry and residence rules to make it easier and more attractive for people from third countries to study or do research at EU universities were approved by Parliament.
Today the European Commission has announced a €52 million humanitarian aid package aimed specifically at educational projects for children in emergency situations in 2016.
The Council adopted a resolution on socio-economic development and inclusiveness in the EU through education. The text focuses on measures to ensure targeted investment in education and on how best to address skills gaps in order to restore jobs and promote sustainable economic growth in Europe.
In its first year, Erasmus+, the bigger and more fit-for-purpose programme for education, training, youth and sport, is already living up to expectations.
The current migratory and refugee crisis was a common theme to the Council discussions on both days of the EYCS Council. Ministers adopted conclusions on the way in which development cooperation and intercultural dialogue can improve the integration of migrants and refugees.
A joint report by the Commission and Member States published today calls for strengthening cooperation in education and training up to 2020 and especially to promote social inclusion in schools around Europe.
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.