From 1 July 2014, the three presidencies of the European Council over the next 18 months (Italy, Latvia and Luxemburg) have one ultimate goal: fully overcoming the economic crisis and returning to a job rich growth, as well as seizing the opportunities of the digital economy.
In the field of education and training, the presidency intends to propose a political discussion on the future role of education and training in the national and EU growth agendas, highlighting the impact of investment in education on economic sustainable growth and the role of education in fostering competitiveness and job creation.
There will be one European Council for ministers of education, on 12 December.
The Council will adopt Conclusions on Entrepreneurship in Education and Training.
There will be a public debate on ‘The Economic Case for Education’.
The Ministers of Education of the Trio Presidency will participate to the EPSCO (11 Dec) and the Ministers of Employment of the Trio Presidency will take part of the EYCS (12 Dec).
During lunch, ministers will debate on the topic of wellbeing at school.