18.02.2013 POLICY

EU Council adopts "Rethinking Education"

The European Council of Education Ministers adopted conlusions on "Rethinking Education: Investing in skills for better socio-economic outcomes".

"Rethinking Education", presented by the European Commission on 22 November 2012, calls for more focus on 'learning outcomes' - the knowledge, skills and competences that students acquire. European education and training systems should be reorganised to fight high youth unemployment.

The European Council, e.g. Member States, have adopted Commission's conlusions. This means that the Member States are now recommended by the Commission and the Council to take "Rethinking Education" into consideration in their national education policies.

More information:

European Commission presents new Rethinking Education strategy

EAEA statement on the European Commission's communication on Rethinking Education