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Galvin, Conor – European Commission, 2023
The EU Working Group on Learning for Sustainability (LfS) is currently exploring how policy action can assist in the development and introduction of school curricula and appropriate pedagogies to improve opportunities for learning for sustainability in Europe's schools. This paper brings forward input on how learning for environmental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation, Sustainability
European Commission, 2023
This is an age of profound socio-economic and geopolitical change. While the world is increasingly interconnected it is also threatened by climate change and demographic transformation. Russia's invasion of Ukraine is aggravating the disruption caused by these seismic societal shifts. Meeting the challenges of a changing world requires new skills…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Agencies, Social Problems, War
van Driel, Barry, Ed.; Donlevy, Vicki, Ed.; Roseme, Maria Melstveit, Ed. – European Commission, 2023
"The Issue Paper on Gender Equality in and through Education" has been produced within the framework of the European Commission's Working Group on Equality and Values in Education and Training (2021-2015). The Working Group (WG) operates within the context of the Commission's Communication of 30 September 2020 on Achieving the European…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Sex Fairness, Gender Differences, Achievement Gap
European Commission, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic triggered the biggest disruption to EU countries' societies and economies, including their education systems, since World War II. Responding to the crisis has forced national governments to increase their spending to keep the economy and public services afloat. This situation has brought about significant opportunities as…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Investment, COVID-19, Pandemics
Guthmuller, Sophie; Meroni, Elena Claudia – European Commission, 2022
This report focuses on the evaluation of 'Higher education grant system for less privileged students' in Portugal, a grant program for students (coming from families) with low income whose purpose is to respond to the real needs of students, ensuring equity in the allocation of social benefits and, as a consequence, promoting social action that…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Higher Education, Grants, Educational Finance
Mulvik, Iselin, Ed.; Pribuišis, Kristupas, Ed.; Siarova, Hanna, Ed.; Vežikauskaite, Juste, Ed.; Sabaliauskas, Eigirdas, Ed.; Tasiopoulou, Evita, Ed.; Gras-Velazquez, Agueda, Ed.; Bajorinaite, Martyna, Ed.; Billon, Noëlle, Ed.; Fronza, Verdiana, Ed.; Disterheft, Antje, Ed.; Finlayson, Ann, Ed. – European Commission, 2022
The European Green Deal and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlight that education, including re-/up-skilling, is crucial in order to transition to environmental sustainability. Education has an essential role to play by supporting citizens in developing the competences needed to live responsibly, change consumption models, design…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
European Commission, 2022
This report reviews the outcomes of Erasmus+ projects promoting inclusion in education, implemented between 2014 and 2020. Starting from an inventory of 120 Erasmus+ projects labelled as 'good practice' in the Erasmus+ projects database, 15 projects were selected for further examination as case studies. The report summarises the main findings of…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, College Students, Student Exchange Programs
Looney, Janet; O'Shea, Majella; Staring, François; Vicentini, Letizia; Wisniewski, Jerzy; Frøhlich Hougaard, Karsten; Day, Laurie – European Commission, 2022
The overall aim of the study was to gather evidence on effective policy reforms for broad competence development in school education, including better achievement of basic skills. The six key objectives are: Objective 1: To understand the key features of policy design and implementation of reforms for broad competence development and achievement…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
Canto-Farachala, Patricia; Wilson, James R.; Arregui-Pabollet, Eskarne – European Commission, 2022
This technical report presents the results of a cross-case analysis of the eleven case studies conducted under the Higher Education for Smart Specialisation project during the period 2016-2020. The analysis identifies key themes and innovative practice examples from across case studies, developing a structured typology of innovative practices for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Governance, College Role, Institutional Cooperation
European Commission, 2022
This checklist outlines key features for managing authorities and intermediate bodies of the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) to consider when they want to stimulate innovation and promote digitalisation in employment, education, and training. The checklist was developed as part of the work of the ESF Transnational Cooperation Platform…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Innovation, Educational Technology, Information Technology
Broek, Simon – European Commission, 2021
SELFIE is developed in reference to educational organisations or institutions. According to the foundational publication on SELFIE, Promoting Effective Digital-Age Learning, "the term educational organisation refers primarily to primary, secondary and vocational education and training (VET) schools as well as higher education institutions…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Nonformal Education, Pilot Projects, Access to Education
Van Laere, Katrien; Sharmahd, Nima; Lazzari, Arianna; Serapioni, Martino; Brajkovic, Sanja; Engdahl, Ingrid; Heimgaertner, Henriette; Lambert, Liesbeth; Hulpia, Hester – European Commission, 2021
This report explores the different ways in which European Union (EU) Member States (MS) have attempted to ensure high-quality ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care) for children and families in the era of COVID-19. The rationale for the report builds on the Conclusions of the European Council concerning the fight against COVID-19 in education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Early Childhood Education
Giovannini, Enrico; Huang, Ailin; Mir Roca, Montserrat; Balland, Pierre-Alexandre; Charveriat, Céline; Morlet, Andrew; Isaksson, Darja; Bria, Francesca; Dixson-Declève, Sandrine; Schwaag Serger, Sylvia; Hidalgo, César; Renda, Andrea; Dunlop, Kirsten; Martins, Francisca; Tataj, Daria – European Commission, 2021
This ESIR Focus Paper provides a 'deeper dive' into the role of European Universities in achieving systemic change in the post-pandemic economy and society. It builds on and complements ESIR's second Policy Brief, which offers guidance on how a 'protect-prepare-transform' approach in the post-pandemic Europe can ensure fast learning from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Universities, COVID-19
Auzinger, Monika; Luomi-Messerer, Karin – European Commission, 2021
This note seeks to look back at the development and implementation process of the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET). It takes stock of its main achievements and how they are taken forward in the 2020 Council Recommendation on vocational education and training (VET) for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Credits, Foreign Countries, Transfer Programs
Lundtofte, T. E. – European Commission, 2021
This report presents results from a Danish qualitative interview-based study with teachers, students parents, school leaders and representatives from interest groups (n=22). The focus is on the academic year 2020-21 in Danish compulsory education, which can be described as the first full year with COVID-19. The study reveals how practices from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Well Being
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