Kick-off of the Cypriot presidency of the Council of the European Union!
In a few days, Cyprus will take the wheel of the European Union and its agenda in the field of education and training is heavy. The focus will be on the social dimension of education and training through the modernization of education and training systems with the provision of more qualitative and equitable education. Several actions are foreseen: the Presidency plans to propose conclusions on the contribution of the ET2020 Strategic Framework to the EU2020 Strategy and to reach an agreement on the future funding programme “Erasmus for all”. Besides, conclusions will be issued on effective tackling of illiteracy, the Copenhagen Process will be taken forward as well as the objectives of the EU modernization agenda for higher education and the Bologna Process, and a Recommendation will be proposed on the validation of non-formal and informal learning. You can consult the Cypriot Presidency programme, news and calendar on education and training in its website.