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Setting out a EU vision for ‘Improving & Modernising Education’

The European commission has released a communication to the European parliament, the council, the European economic and social committee and the committee of the regions, that sets out its vision for improving and modernising education.  The communication highlights the strategic importance of education for Europe’s societies and economies and accounts for progress of education and training towards key Europe 2020 targets.

Europe is moving closer to the headline target of 40% of young people completing higher education, but mixed results in graduate employability and equitable access to quality education mark the work cut out for years ahead.   

For higher education the ‘Communication on improving and modernising education’ addresses key issues and initiatives that include: