27.03.2013 EAEAPOLICY

European Parliament listens to the EAEA's opinion on Rethinking Education

Yesterday EAEA participated in a policy debate on the European Commission's Communication on "Rethinking Education: Investing in skills for better socio-economic outcomes" organized by MEP Katarína Neved'alová (S&D).

As a rapporteur for the report in the Committee for Culture and Education in the European Parliament, Mrs Neved'alová was very interested in exchanging ideas and opinions on this important topic.

The debate was held with experts and various stakeholders, involved in one or more areas affected by European Commission communication and other staff working documents, where every expert explained their position of his/her respective organization.

Topics of the discussion:

  • Transversal and basic skills
  • Key competences in education and training
  • Benchmark on foreign languages competences for employability, mobility and growth
  • Partnerships and flexible pathways for lifelong skills development
  • World-class vocational education and training systems
  • Improvements in recognition of qualifications and skills
  • Training on entrepreneurial skills
  • Supporting the training professions for better learning outcomes

This policy debate aimed to translate policy recommendations into action at the EP level and EAEA presented their statement on the Communication.

Text: Ricarda Motschilnig