2011 Policy Documents

28 JUNE 2011

Council Recommendation ‘Youth on the move’ - promoting the learning mobility of young people

The recommendation encourages Member States to take appropriate steps in order to remove inter alia administrative and institutional obstacles which are still impeding progress in this area. At the same time, it fully respects Member States' competences and responsibilities under national and European legislation.

08 JUNE 2011

European Parliament resolution of 8 June 2011 on European cooperation in vocational education and training to support the Europe 2020 strategy

14 FEBRUARY 2011

Council Conclusions on the role of education and training in the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy

The Council emphasises that education and training have a fundamental role to play in achieving the ‘Europe 2020’ objectives of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, notably by equipping citizens with the skills and competences which the European economy and European society need in order to remain competitive and innovative, but also by helping to promote social cohesion and inclusion.

23 NOVEMBER 2011

'Erasmus for All' - EU Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport

This Communication from the European Commission complements the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing ‘Erasmus for All’: a single Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for the 2014-2020 period. The Programme reflects the priorities of the Europe 2020 strategy and its flagship initiatives.

01 MARCH 2011

Commission Staff Working Paper Action Plan on Adult Learning - Achievements and results 2008-2010

The paper presents a review of the progress made since September 2007 when the Action Plan on Adult Learning: It is always a good time to learn was adopted by the European Commission.

31 JANUARY 2011

Tackling early school leaving - A key contribution to the Europe 2020 Agenda

Communication from the European Commission outlines the situation across Europe regarding early school leaving, its main causes, its risks for future economic and societal development, and proposes ways to tackle the problem more effectively.

23 NOVEMBER 2011

Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing 'Erasmus for All'

The Regulation sets out the provisions for a new single programme covering Education, Training, Youth and Sport, called "Erasmus for all". Building on the broad recognition of the Erasmus sectoral programme, the programme aims at supporting all education sectors (namely Higher education, Vocational education and training and adult learning, schools education and Youth), in a lifelong learning perspective.

20 APRIL 2011

European Commission's report on progress towards common European objectives in education and training

The annual progress reports measure developments in education and training across the EU, using a series of indicators, benchmarks and research results. The reports provide strategic guidance into policy cooperation at the EU level and assess progress to overall objectives in the education and training fields.

24 MAY 2011

Commission Staff Working Paper on the development of benchmarks on education and training for employability and on learning mobility

The report includes possible approaches to the framing of European benchmarks and outlines how it could be possible to make use of existing data. It also acknowledges limitations in the information-base regarding both issues and suggests to enhance data availability in the future, while seeking to minimise administrative burdens by maximising the use of existing surveys.

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