The Mondialogo School Contest
Intercultural education - A vital and enriching learning experience
The European Qualifications Framework: major benefits for citizens and employers throughout Europe
The European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth, Mr JŠn Figel', today launched the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning (EQF) at a major education conference in Lisbon. The EQF will act as a translation device between the Member States' qualifications systems. This will help employers and educational establishments across Europe compare and better understand the qualifications presented by individuals. The core of the EQF system is its eight reference levels, covering the span of basic to the highest level qualifications. The Recommendation specifies that countries should relate their national qualifications systems to the EQF by 2010. By 2012, every new qualification issued in the EU should have a reference to the appropriate EQF reference level, so the benefits to mobility and lifelong learning that the EQF brings will be visible and available to every EU citizen.
New EU Leaflet - Progress towards the Lisbon objectives 2010 (Indicators and Benchmarks)
One of the Lisbon Objectives it to increase participation of adults in lifelong learning to 12,5 % of the adult population.
Increasing investment in human capital through better education and skills
News from the Mutual Learning Programme
Intercultural Dialogue 2008
The partner section of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008 (EYID 2008) website has got off to a successful start! Two months before the official launch of the Year, almost 400 organisations and individuals from all over Europe have already registered as partners of the EYID 2008
Civil society and the future of the EU
On 8 and 9 November 2007, 400 representatives from civil society organisations gathered in the European Parliament to discuss the future of the European Union with MEPs in the first "Citizens' Agora".
Golden stars to active European pupils
10 projects have been selected to each receive a Golden Star, a recognition of the active participation and the citizen-centred efforts, demonstrated in such diverse projects as those seeking to accommodate the intercultural dialogue between different peoples or others that offer learning opportunities and awareness-raising on European integration issues.
Short Film Highlights the Sad State of Higher Education
The American technology/lifestyle journal Wired picked up a video made in the US on the current state of higher learning.
EU and sustainable development
This year's Global Jean Monnet Conference is to be held in Brussels on 5-6 November. It will address "The European Union and Sustainable Development". Organised under the auspices of the Education and Culture Directorate General, it will bring together 450 top academics, policy makers and representatives of civil society from around the world, in the presence of Commission President Josť Manuel Barroso.
Sweden and gender equality
The Swedish formal adult education has seen their state support levels reduced by the new conservative government in spite of election promises to spend on education.