Mr Boris Sloboda, Policy Officer at DG EAC (Education and training in Europe 2020; country analysis) explained the role of Education and Training in Europe 2020, insisting on the mechanisms of the new governance under the European Semester, and analysing the recent Annual Growth Survey 2013. The second part of his presentation focused on the headlines, the objectives and the background of the Communication of the European Commission 'Rethinking education'.
On 15-17 October 2012, EUNEC organised a conference on the theme of migration and education, hosted by the colleagues from the Pedagogical Institute in the Cyprus MOEC (Ministry of Education and Culture).
A combination of presentations and discussions with international experts, debate in workshops and a school visit to two schools in the ZEP (Zone of Educational Priority) in Larnaca, has lead to common statements on the subject.
‘Erasmus for all’ is the new EU Programme for education, training, youth and sport proposed by the European Commission on 23 November 2011.
The proposal integrates the seven existing programmes on education and training (Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius, Grundtvig), Youth in Action, Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink and the programme for cooperation with industrialized countries).
EUNEC was invited at the first meeting of the group of stakeholder organisations working on ECEC and ESL, which took place at 26 June 201 in BRUSSELS.
A full report of the event will be soon available.
Francisco Lopez Ruperez, until now president of the Education Council of Madrid, was nominated as President of the National Education Council. Lopez Rupérez holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Madrid. He was director general of the Education Centres of the Ministry of Education, Secretary General of Education and Training of the Ministry. He has also held the post of Counsellor for Education in the permanent delegations of Spain to the OECD and to UNESCO, based in Paris. He is author of a dozen books and hundreds of publications in Spanish and foreign journals. These include those relating to educational policy issues such as quality management in education, freedom of choice in education, Education and the challenges of globalization.
During the first meeting of the Public Education Council in Hungary, Tas Szebedy has been elected president, in the presence of Rozsa Hoffmann, secretary of state.
The Council had at its first seance a short debate about the new national curriculum (the NAT, Nemzeti Alap Tanterv).