The policy page for TTIP offers a background infonote on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
EAEA held a workshop at the Asia-Europe People's Forum (AEPF) in Milan last weekend. The Forum tackled major themes or People’s Visions, which represent AEPF’s hopes for citizens of Europe and Asia.
EAEA is deeply concerned by the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations and its possible consequences. EAEA wants to firmly underline that (adult) education is a public good and asks the European Commission and the Member States to exclude (adult) education from the negotiations.
EAEA has sent a letter to Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström to express its concerns about the inclusion of "private" adult learning and "other education services" as a subject for TTIP negotiations along with other public services.
After hearing rumors suggesting that adult education would be part of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), EAEA wrote to Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström last November, to ask for her support in excluding adult education from TTIP. EAEA believes that adult education is a public good and that it should not be part of any trade agreement.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations are worrying many civil society organisations, including EAEA. But what is TTIP and how does it concern adult education? EAEA Policy Officer Tania Berman explains.
EAEA has advocated strongly against the inclusion of adult education in the treaty Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union and the USA together with other representatives of civil society and trade union, like The European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL) and European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE).
The European Parliament voted on a resolution on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The result of the vote is a message for the European Commission, who is negotiating the agreement with the United States, on what kind of agreement the MEPs are after.
The lobbying efforts of EAEA and its partners have been successful as education has been left out from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), currently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States. According to the latest documents published on the European Commission's website, public services are to be excluded from the agreement.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations General Assembly last September, constitute in many ways a breach with previous policies in education. We have to take concrete action and strengthen our efforts to make lifelong learning a reality for all, everywhere in the world.