CULT Committee: adoption of report on OERs & exchange with the Commissioner
The Parliament draft report on New technologies and open educational resources was adopted yesterday in Committee for Culture and Education by unanimity (soon to be found here), following the release of the “Opening Up Education” Communication. EUCIS-LLL had drafted a position paper and submitted amendments to the European Parliament among many other actions (see our webpage). During this meeting Commissioner Vassiliou for Education and Culture also paid a visit to MEPs to evoke progress made towards 2020 targets and underline the need to maintain the momentum, notably through the EU Semester and Country-Specific Recommendations where the Commission tries every year to reinforce the strategic importance of education and the need to reform and invest. Among key priorities for the future Commissioner mandate, MEPs insisted on entrepreneurship education, the digital agenda, youth unemployment and sport. Watch the Committee meeting here.