Survey on adult skills highlights need to improve education and training

October 8, 2013

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 the 8.10.2013 by the OECD and European Commission

For further information: http://ec.europa.eu/education/news/20131008_en.htm

Grundtvig Award 2013

September 5, 2013

Opera-Q project has been selected by the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) and the project has been included in the Grundtvig annual Brochure 2013.

Please download the brochure in the download section.

Using indicators to monitor immigrant integration and evaluate policies in the EU – a new report

August 6, 2013

The report “Using EU Indicators of Immigrant Integration” was prepared at the request of the European Commission by the European Services Network (ESN) and the Migration Policy Group (MPG) as a tool to monitor the integration of immigrants and evaluate integration policies.

Factors such as the characteristics of the immigrant population, the general context in the country and national integration policies are considered in relation to societal integration outcomes in areas such as employment, education, social inclusion and active citizenship in order to build on the pilot ‘Zaragoza’ European integration indicators.

The report reflects on the different ways in which indicators could be used to understand national contexts, evaluate the outcomes of policies and create targets to improve integration.

For more information: Final Report on Using EU Indicators of Immigrant Integration – June 2013

Palazzo Mediceo, riconosciuto Patrimonio mondiale dell’Unesco

June 24, 2013

La notizia appena arrivata da Phnom Penh, in Cambogia, dove si sono riuniti i vertici dell’Unesco, è a tutti gli effetti una notizia storica.

Palazzo mediceo è, dal 23 Giugno 2013, patrimonio dell’umanità insieme al Giardino di Boboli di Firenze e quello di Pratolino, nel comune di Vaglia, e le ville di Cafaggiolo a Barberino di Mugello, Trebbio a San Piero a Sieve, quella di Careggi, di Poggio Imperiale, di Castello e La Petraia nel capoluogo toscano, la villa Medici di Fiesole, la villa di Poggio a Caiano e quella di Carmignano in provincia di Prato, la villa di Cerreto Guidi, La Magia a Quarrata (Pistoia).

Higher education as a bridge between the two shores of the Mediterranean

June 21, 2013

More students from Southern Mediterranean countries will benefit from the EU’s new programme for education training and youth: this was the message from European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou at a university ‘summit’ in Nicosia this June 20, 2013.

Read the full press release ‘Higher education as a bridge between the two shores of the Mediterranean’: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-582_en.htm

Education, Youth, Sport and Culture Council

June 21, 2013

Is the European Union’s youth policy up to the job in today’s difficult economic and social climate? Can the European Union do more to help sports organisations tackle doping? Will the proposed EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership affect the EU’s commitment to cultural diversity?

These were just some of the issues which have been in the spotlight at the Council for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport on 16-17 May.

The European Commission was represented by Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou (Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth), and Vice-President Joaquín Almunia (Competition), who participated in an exchange of views on the planned new State aid rules for cinema.

Ministers are expected to adopt conclusions on maximising the impact of youth policy for growth and jobs.

For further information: http://ec.europa.eu/education/news/20130515_en.htm

European Agenda for adult learning and recent policy developments

June 21, 2013

The Agenda defines the focus for European cooperation in adult learning policies for 2012-20. It identifies five priorities for adult learning in Europe for 2012-14:

The renewed European Agenda builds on the 2006 Communication on Adult Learning, and the subsequent Action Plan on Adult Learning 2008-10.

It builds on the Strategic Framework for European Cooperation in Education and Training, ET2020 from an adult learning perspective and should be seen in the context of the Europe 2020 strategy and its targets of reducing early school leavers and increasing tertiary education graduates.

For further information: http://ec.europa.eu/education/adult/agenda_en.htm

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