Launch of the call for applications to set up the European Education and Training Expert Panel

The European Commission is setting up the European Education and Training Expert Panel, having as main task to support the preparation of the post-2020 strategic cooperation framework for education and training. The Expert Panel will reflect on the grand challenges facing Europe and their impact on the education and training systems.
A call for applications for the selection of the panel members was launched on 29th June 2018 and will be accessible for four weeks through the Register of Commission expert groups:
http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=news.open_doc&id=15077
Interested experts are invited to submit their application to the European Commission/DG EAC until 27th July 2018.
The Expert Panel shall consist of up to 20 members specialised in societal and technological trends, but at same time with a clear understanding of their implications for education and training. Members shall be individuals appointed in a personal capacity and shall act independently and in the public interest.
For an effective work, it is crucial to involve experts with highly relevant expertise in the areas covered by the Panel mission. Therefore, I would like to ask you to help by disseminating the call through your communication channels, in order to reach out to a wide range of potential candidates that can contribute to the debate on how European education and training should look like in the years to come.
Thank you very much in advance for your cooperation.
Best regards,
Dana Carmen Bachmann
Head of Unit
 
European Commission
DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Unit E.3 – VET, Apprenticeships & adult learning
rue de Spa 3, office 2/009
B-1000 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 299 12 77 

The European Commission has adopted its proposals for a renewed European Social Fund, the 'European Social Fund Plus' (ESF+), and a strengthened and more effective European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF). Both are geared to invest in people: ensuring they are equipped with the right skills needed to deal with challenges and changes on the labour market, following up on the European Pillar of Social Rights.

More information on the European Social Fund Plus is available in this press release and memo as well as this factsheet.

The Commission also proposed to double funding for the Erasmus programme to €30 billion. The aim of the Commission's proposal is to:

·       Increase the number of beneficiaries: Doubling the programme's budget will make it possible to support up to 12 million people between 2021-2027 - three times as many as in the current financing period. Beneficiaries include school pupils, higher education students, trainees, teachers, trainers, youth workers, sports coaches, and also learners in vocational education and training and adult learning staff, including those participating in ErasmusPro.

 

·       Reach out to people from all social backgrounds: Through new formats and easier access for smaller and grassroots organisations, the new programme will make it easier for people from disadvantaged backgrounds to participate.

 

·       Build stronger relations with the rest of the world: Mobility and cooperation with third countries will also be boosted, through a combination of physical and virtual mobility and introducing the possibility for vocational learners to have a mobility experience outside of Europe

 

·       Focus on promoting forward-looking study fields: The strengthened programme will give more attention to study fields such as renewable energy, climate change, environmental engineering, artificial intelligence or design.

 

The proposal for the new Erasmus programme also proposes to support the set up of centers of vocational excellence to act as drivers of excellence and innovation and promote a proactive role for vocational education and training in local and regional economic development, including by acting as entrepreneurial incubators and catalysts for investment.

More information on Erasmus is available in this press release and in a factsheet on Erasmus.

AlThe European Commission has adopted its proposals for a renewed European Social Fund, the 'European Social Fund Plus' (ESF+), and a strengthened and more effective European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF). Both are geared to invest in people: ensuring they are equipped with the right skills needed to deal with challenges and changes on the labour market, following up on the European Pillar of Social Rights.l

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