Greek Presidency kicks off: education and training priorities in Europe
On 8 January was held the opening ceremony of the Greek accession to the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Hellenic presidency will be mostly geared, on the eve of European elections, towards enhancing civic and society engagement in the EU and reinforcing EU democratic legitimacy and accountability. In the field of education and training, the Greeks notably foresee the adoption of two Council Conclusions on quality assurance at all levels of education and on teachers’ education. Consequent work will be done in several sectors (pre-school education, higher education) with a particular emphasis on certain hot topics (early school leaving, VET attractiveness, work-based learning) through a global effort to enhance the efficiency, innovation, quality, equity and social cohesion of our education and training systems. Those priorities will be presented during the Culture and Education Committee meeting of this month in the European Parliament.