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

A.Overall policy priorities

–   Europe 2020: http://ec.europa.eu/europe2020/index_en.htm

–   Europe 2020 targets: http://ec.europa.eu/europe2020/targets/eu-targets/

–   Education and Training 2020 (ET2020):

http://ec.europa.eu/education/policy/strategic-framework/index_en.htm

–    Rethinking Education: Investing in skills for better socio-economic outcomes: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=COM:2012:0669:FIN:EN:PDF

–    Council Resolution on a renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2010-2018) – EU Youth Strategy.

http://new.eur-lex.europa.eu/legal- content/EN/TXT/?qid=1390996863108&uri=CELEX:32009G1219%2801%29
–   The EU Youth report: http://ec.europa.eu/youth/policy/implementation/report_en.htm

B.Recognition and transparency

–   Europass: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/home

–   European Qualifications Framework: http://ec.europa.eu/eqf/home_en.htm

–   Youthpass: https://www.youthpass.eu/en/youthpass/

C.Entrepreneurship education:

-“Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan” – http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/sme/entrepreneurship-2020/index_en.htm

–    “Entrepreneurship education: A Guide for Educators”: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/sme/promoting-entrepreneurship/education-training-entrepreneurship/index_en.htm

–    “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: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/sme/promoting- 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:

http://is.jrc.ec.europa.eu/pages/EAP/ForCiel.html

–    Opening up Education: http://ec.europa.eu/education/policy/strategic framework/education-technology.htm

–   Open Educational Resources and practices in Europe:

http://is.jrc.ec.europa.eu/pages/EAP/OEREU.html

-Up-scaling Creative Classrooms in Europe http://is.jrc.ec.europa.eu/pages/EAP/SCALECCR.html

–    Digital Competence: Identification and European-wide validation of its key components for all levels of learners: http://is.jrc.ec.europa.eu/pages/EAP/DIGCOMP.html

E.Multilingualism:

–    Commission Staff Working Document: “Language Competences for employability, mobility and growth”: http://new.eur-lex.europa.eu/legal 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”: http://ec.europa.eu/languages/policy/strategic 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: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2011:191:0001:0006:E N:PDF

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

http://eur- lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=COM:2011:0018:FIN:EN:PDF

-Final Report of the Thematic Working Group on Early School Leaving http://ec.europa.eu/education/policy/strategic-framework/doc/esl-group- report_en.pdf

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

http://ec.europa.eu/education/policy/school/early-school-leavers_en.htm

ƒImproving the attainment of young people with low basic skills

–    The European Framework for Key Competences: http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/education_training_youth/lifelong_l earning/c11090_en.htm

–    “Council conclusions of 26 November 2012 on literacy”: http://eur- lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2012:393:0001:0004:E N:PDF

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

http://ec.europa.eu/education/policy/school/doc/literacy-report_en.pdf

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

http://eur- lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=SWD:2012:0371:FIN:EN:PDF

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

European cooperation on schools for the 21st century”: http://eur- lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2010:323:0011:0014:E

N:PDF

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

http://ec.europa.eu/education/policy/school/math_en.htm

Developing high quality and accessible Early Childhood Education and Care

services

–    Commission communication: “Early Childhood Education and Care: Providing all our children with the best start for the world of tomorrow”: http://eur- lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=COM:2011:0066:FIN:EN:PDF

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

http://eur- lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2011:175:0008:0010:E

N:PDF

–    Further background reading can be found on the Early childhood education and care (ECEC) website on Europa: http://ec.europa.eu/education/policy/school/early-childhood_en.htm

Revising and strengthening the professional profile of the teaching professions

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

http://eur- lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=SWD:2012:0374:FIN:EN:PDF

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

http://eur- lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2009:302:0006:0009:E N:PDF

–   “Council conclusions on effective leadership in education”:

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/educ

/139715.pdf

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

http://ec.europa.eu/education/policy/school/teacher-training_en.ht

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