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In March, the Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness, a Brussels-based not-for-profit policy network, published a report by OECD education expert Andreas Schleicher entitled “The Economics of knowledge. Why education is key for Europe’s success”. Arguing that investment and innovation in education is crucial for the wealth and social cohesion of nations in present-day knowledge-based economies, Schleicher analyses Europe’s record so far and rings the alarm bells. Unless Europe invests much more in education, and unless its education systems become more flexible, more effective and take in more people than today, it will not stay at the top of the global value-added chain. Here are some key findings:
As usual in international comparisons of this sort, the Nordic countries of Europe, and Finland in particular, compare favourably with the rest of the continent.Report "The Economics of knowledge. Why education is key for Europe's success"