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A more inclusive vision of education and training up to 2020

A more inclusive vision of education and training up to 2020

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

A draft joint report by the Commission published today (1 September) calls for strengthening co-operation in education and training up to 2020 and especially to promote social inclusion. The Commission is today proposing to strengthen cooperation at European level in the field of education and training up to 2020. Its draft of a joint report […]

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Erasmus Impact Study confirms EU student exchange scheme boosts employability and job mobility

Erasmus Impact Study confirms EU student exchange scheme boosts employability and job mobility

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Young people who study or train abroad not only gain knowledge in specific disciplines, but also strengthen key transversal skills which are highly valued by employers. A new study on the impact of the European Union’s Erasmus student exchange programme shows that graduates with international experience fare much better on the job market. They are […]

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EU 2015 Budget negotiations: EUA warns against making cuts to research payments

EU 2015 Budget negotiations: EUA warns against making cuts to research payments

In July, the Council of the EU’s Permanent Representatives Committee agreed its position on the EU draft budget for 2015, which is set to be negotiated in the next months with the other EU institutions (European Commission and Parliament). The European University Association (EUA) understands the Council position* on the European Commission’s draft budget proposal […]

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Record-breaking number of students take part in Erasmus programme

Record-breaking number of students take part in Erasmus programme

Erasmus keeps getting bigger and better! In 2012-2013 a record-breaking 270,000 students took part in one of the popular EU programmes for studying or training abroad. And the numbers are expected to rise even further in the future as the European Parliament backed the new and improved Erasmus+ programme that kicks off this September. What […]

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Information gaps holding back higher education in many EU countries

Information gaps holding back higher education in many EU countries

Not enough countries are using the information they collect on higher education to improve their universities and the opportunities they offer for students. This is shown in a Eurydice report published today (22 May). The report ‘Modernisation of Higher Education in Europe: Access, Retention and Employability’ investigates what governments and higher education institutions are doing to widen […]

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Speech: How EU is helping to transform higher education in Africa

Speech: How EU is helping to transform higher education in Africa

Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou speaks at the African Higher Education and Tuning Workshop on Credits and Portability of Qualifications, Brussels, 27 March. Ladies and gentlemen, “It is a great pleasure to join you today. This meeting is the latest in a series of events which have contributed to the rapid progress […]

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Androulla Vassiliou speech: ‘Education provides hope for a fairer and open society’

Androulla Vassiliou speech: ‘Education provides hope for a fairer and open society’

“Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be here with you to launch Erasmus+, the European Union’s new programme for education, training, youth and sport. I would like to thank the Hungarian authorities for hosting this event. “”Dum spiro spero” – “While I breathe, I hope”. These words from the Greek poet, Theocritus, remind us that […]

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