Some EU documents to help you work your topicTransversal policy priorities for education, training and youth.

A.Overall policy priorities

–   Europe 2020:

–   Europe 2020 targets:

–   Education and Training 2020 (ET2020):

–    Rethinking Education: Investing in skills for better socio-economic outcomes:

–    Council Resolution on a renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2010-2018) – EU Youth Strategy. content/EN/TXT/?qid=1390996863108&uri=CELEX:32009G1219%2801%29
–   The EU Youth report:

B.Recognition and transparency

–   Europass:

–   European Qualifications Framework:

–   Youthpass:

C.Entrepreneurship education:

-“Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan” –

–    “Entrepreneurship education: A Guide for Educators”:

–    “Towards Greater Cooperation and Coherence in Entrepreneurship Education” – Report of the High Level Reflection Panels on Entrepreneurship Education initiated by Directorate General Enterprise and Industry and Directorate

–    General Education and Culture: entrepreneurship/education-training-entrepreneurship/reflection- panels/files/entr_education_panel_en.pdf

D.Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Open Education

Resources (OER):

–   The Future of Learning: New Ways to Learn New Skills for Future Jobs:

–    Opening up Education: framework/education-technology.htm

–   Open Educational Resources and practices in Europe:

-Up-scaling Creative Classrooms in Europe

–    Digital Competence: Identification and European-wide validation of its key components for all levels of learners:


–    Commission Staff Working Document: “Language Competences for employability, mobility and growth”: content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52012SC0372&from=EN

–    Report from the Thematic Working Group “Languages for Jobs – providing multilingual communication skills for the labour market”: framework/documents/languages-for-jobs-report_en.pdf

2.Policy priorities for school education

Improving the attainment of young people, particularly those at risk of early school leaving

– Council recommendation on policies to reduce early school leaving: N:PDF

–    Commission communication “Tackling early school leaving: A key contribution to the Europe 2020 Agenda”:


-Final Report of the Thematic Working Group on Early School Leaving report_en.pdf

–    Further background reading on early school leaving can be found at:

ƒImproving the attainment of young people with low basic skills

–    The European Framework for Key Competences: earning/c11090_en.htm

–    “Council conclusions of 26 November 2012 on literacy”: http://eur- N:PDF

–   Final Report of the EU High Level Group of experts on Literacy:

–    Commission staff working document: “Assessment of Key Competences in initial education and training: Policy Guidance”:


–   “Council conclusions on increasing the level of basic skills in the context of

European cooperation on schools for the 21st century”: http://eur-


–   Further background reading on basic skills can be found at:

Developing high quality and accessible Early Childhood Education and Care


–    Commission communication: “Early Childhood Education and Care: Providing all our children with the best start for the world of tomorrow”: http://eur-

–    “Council conclusions on early childhood education and care: providing all our children with the best start for the world of tomorrow”:



–    Further background reading can be found on the Early childhood education and care (ECEC) website on Europa:

Revising and strengthening the professional profile of the teaching professions

– Commission staff working document: “Supporting the Teaching Professions for Better Learning Outcomes”:


–    “Council conclusions of 26 November 2009 on the professional development of teachers and school leaders”:

http://eur- N:PDF

–   “Council conclusions on effective leadership in education”:


–   Further background reading on the teaching professions can be found at: