European Commission’s Corner – November 2017

Future of Europe: Towards a European Education Area by 2025

The Commission presented its contribution to the Social Summit in Gothenburg on 17 November, where EU leaders discussed the social dimension of Europe, including education and culture. As part of the ongoing debate on the Future of Europe, the Commission set out its vision and concrete steps to create a European Education Area by 2025.

Public consultation on fake news and online disinformation

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on fake news and online disinformation, with the aim to help assess the effectiveness of current actions by market players and other stakeholders, and the need for scaling them up and introducing new actions to address different types of fake news. For more information and to contribute to the consultation, visit the dedicated webpage.

Are schools making the most of digital technologies?

The European Commission has launched the trial version of a new tool to support schools in using digital technologies: SELFIE to see how well they are using digital technologies for better learning outcomes. Read more…

EIT a model for European innovation

The European Commission published the Mid-term Evaluation Report on the EIT – Europe’s largest innovation community. The Report was carried out to assess the work of the EIT, and examined how the EIT fulfils its mission of boosting innovation and enabling an effective innovation model for Europe.

Education and Training Monitor 2017 published

The lead theme of this year’s Monitor is inequality in education and the important role that education plays in building a fairer society. The 2017 edition of the Commission’s Education and Training Monitor shows that national education systems are becoming more inclusive and effective. Yet it also confirms that students’ educational attainment largely depends on their socio-economic backgrounds. Read more in the press release and download the EU report.

EUA welcomes Commission initiative putting education at the heart of a more social Europe

The European University Association (EUA) applauds the European Commission’s proposal to put education front and centre on Europe’s social agenda. With its Communication on “Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture”, the Commission gives new impetus to European cooperation through education and culture and outlines its vision of a European Education Area for 2025. Read more…