The Agency has become a member of a new generation of Working Groups to work within the Education and Training 2020 (ET 2020) strategic framework. The kick-off meeting will take place in Brussels on 22 and 23 February 2016, in the presence of EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics, where the Agency will be represented in the Working Group on Promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education.
The ET 2020 strategic framework covers learning of all forms and at all levels of the lifelong learning process, including early childhood education and schools through to higher education, vocational education and training and adult learning.
ET 2020 Working Groups are designed to help Member States address the key challenges of their education and training systems, as well as common priorities agreed at European level. The 2015 Joint Report that was adopted at the Education Council on 23 November 2015 calls for ‘a new generation of Working Groups to work on ET 2020 priority areas’. In addition to peer learning activities, already part of Working Groups, innovative working methods will be encouraged in the new groups. The dissemination of good practices and real knowledge sharing will be enhanced through thematic events, policy learning exchanges and other means of knowledge transfer.
The following six Working Groups will function between February 2016 and June 2018:
- Working Group on Schools
- Working Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education
- Working Group on Vocational Education and Training
- Working Group on Adult Learning
- Working Group on Digital Skills and Competences
- Working Group on Promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education
For more information, visit the European Commission’s website.