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Skills: Five new cross-border collaboration projects selected for #Erasmus+ funding to develop excellence in vocational training in Europe

Skills: Five new cross-border collaboration projects selected for #Erasmus+ funding to develop excellence in vocational training in Europe

| July 31, 2020

The Commission has proposed Erasmus+ funding for five new Platforms of Centres of Vocational Excellence, to meet the needs of an innovative, inclusive and sustainable economy. Funded through Erasmus+ for a maximum budget of €4 million each, the platforms will be active in sectors such as green innovation and urban greening, microelectronics, and the furniture and […]

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Long-term EU budget: MEPs slam cuts to culture and #Education

Long-term EU budget: MEPs slam cuts to culture and #Education

| June 25, 2020

The Culture and Education Committee has criticized the cuts to education and cultural programmes made by the Commission in its new proposal for the 2021-2027 budget. In a debate in the Culture and Education Committee with the Commission, all MEPs referred to cuts in the revised MFF proposal (MFF: Multiannual Financial Framework) as “unacceptable” for […]

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Commissioner Navracsics hosts second #EuropeanEducationSummit 

Commissioner Navracsics hosts second #EuropeanEducationSummit 

| August 21, 2019

On 26 September, the second European Education Summit will take place in Brussels. The one-day event will be hosted by Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Commissioner Tibor Navracsics. This second edition will focus on the teaching profession – which has a key role to play in building a true European Education Area by 2025. Discussions […]

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First 17 ‘European Universities’ selected: Major step towards building a #EuropeanEducationArea

First 17 ‘European Universities’ selected: Major step towards building a #EuropeanEducationArea

| June 27, 2019

The European Commission has announced the higher education institutions from all over Europe that will be part of the first European Universities alliances. They will enhance the quality and attractiveness of European higher education and boost co-operation between institutions, their students and staff.  Out of 54 applications received, 17 European universities involving 114 higher education institutions from 24 member states […]

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May seeks £27 billion boost for #Education – Sunday Telegraph

May seeks £27 billion boost for #Education – Sunday Telegraph

| June 17, 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May is considering pushing through a £27 billion increase to the education budget in her final weeks in power prompting a clash with the finance ministry, the Sunday Telegraph reported, writes Andrew MacAskill. The prime minister is demanding a three-year funding settlement for schools and teachers as part of a bid to shore […]

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#EUStudentFunding continued for 2020/21

#EUStudentFunding continued for 2020/21

| May 29, 2019

EU students starting courses in 2020/21 academic year will have guaranteed home fee status and financial support for the duration of courses in England, the universities minister has announced.  Speaking in Brussels, Chris Skidmore announced that EU nationals who start a higher education course in England in the 2020/21 academic year will remain eligible for […]

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#EuropeanEducationArea – 54 alliances vying to become first European universities

#EuropeanEducationArea – 54 alliances vying to become first European universities

| March 12, 2019

The first pilot call under the European Universities Initiative has resulted in applications from 54 alliances, involving more than 300 higher education institutions from 31 European countries including all EU member states. The institutions include comprehensive and research-based universities, universities of applied sciences, technical universities, as well as art and medical schools. Around 80% of the proposed […]

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